Just a few weeks ago consultant and lobbyist Aaron Green of Afriat Consulting had a district meeting at Zoom for our Weho Heights area.
We were told it would be an hour-long meeting that turned out to be a 23-minute meeting, we were all muted, and all of our construction questions were never considered or answered, and now we know why.
At this meeting at Zoom we were told just things about future “repairs” when Supreme would “just raise the roof and add dormer windows” and then “just move the window to Sunset Boulevard”.
But now we see this week that the building was completely destroyed where all the walls were removed.
This was not at all what the Supreme was talking about about the repairs with the residents of the neighborhood. So Supreme wisely knew without destroying the building completely that they could just get permission “off the counter” at the planning department at West Hollywood City Hall, thus bypassing the more formal longer process of going before the planning committee and city council.
Supreme knew this and took care to avoid the risks of both city meetings, where they will have to face residents who for two minutes talk about plans to build and the impact of this scandalous business on falling sneakers.
So now the Supreme has turned the Tower Records building into a simple metal frame shell. Unfortunately, the store’s original bricks were just taken out on dump trucks, and I’m sure many Tower Records fans would love to have one of these bricks to commemorate decades of the world’s most amazing music store.
West Hollywood, CA.