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Allstate Insurance / Reyland Medical / Massage Studio, 906 Knox Abbott Drive: Feb 2010   12 comments

Posted at 12:54 am in Uncategorized

The part of this building at 904 Knox Abbott Drive that is now a cleaners was the original location for Silver city comics, which is now up the street in an old Hardee's building. I used to drive over from USC every Thursday ("new comics day" back then) to see what was out that week. I would park along the west side of the building, and do vaguely recall 906 being the insurance agency though I don't recall Reyland Medical at all. I know that Silver City moved out after a fire, but I can't recall if it affected 906 as well.

Anyway, since I used to go there so often, I always notice the building as I'm driving by, and saw a massage operation setting up shop there late last year. It seemed to be one of those places having a hard time getting started, at least I never saw any cars there, or indeed any sign that it was open. Finally going to Krispy Kreme one evening, I noticed a sign pasted to the door, and figured it had gone under, but when I stopped to take a picture, the sign said something about a "grand opening" instead. I think that was in mid-February. Then when I went by last weekend, I saw the (generously timelined) "Artsy Fartsy" sign you see here.

UPDATE 29 Oct 2010 -- Well, Artsy Fartsy is to be a coffee bar as well as an art gallery:

Written by ted on March 18th, 2010

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12 Responses to 'Allstate Insurance / Reyland Medical / Massage Studio, 906 Knox Abbott Drive: Feb 2010'

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  1. Wasn't Sugar and Spice in the building next door?

    jamie

    18 Mar 10 at 6:37 am

  2. I think so now that you mention it.

    ted

    19 Mar 10 at 9:41 pm

  3. After going by there, i think Sugar and Spice was actually in the other half of that building. The facade was extensively remodeled when they left.

    jamie

    22 Mar 10 at 6:58 am

  4. According to the 1998 phonebook, it was at 986 Knox Abbott and the official name was "Sugar 'N Spice".

    ted

    22 Mar 10 at 10:25 am

  5. I'm happy to say Artsy Fartsy is and will be here to stay. Artist / owner Lisa Strally is also the owner of $ 2.49 dry cleaners next store , And was opened as a compliment to this business .

    Lisa Strally

    16 Feb 11 at 1:29 pm

  6. Glad to hear it!

    ted

    16 Feb 11 at 2:23 pm

  7. Seems like Artsy Fartsy has closed. They always tended to have strange hours (why would a coffee place not be open before 8am??) but I haven't seen the lights on during the afternoon or evenings lately.

    Mary Douglass

    15 Apr 12 at 10:21 pm

  8. Wasn't there a lawnmower repair shop in this strip? I seem to remember used mowers for sale in the parking lot when I went to Silver City.

    Dennis

    16 Apr 12 at 5:21 pm

  9. I think maybe it was a rental equipment place..

    ted

    16 Apr 12 at 5:25 pm

  10. Yeah, Aaro rental at the corner of 9th and Knox Abbott. There still there, and they do great mower repar work as well as decent rates for rentals.

    tonkatoy

    17 Apr 12 at 6:35 am

  11. Drove by yesterday and it looked like Artsy Fartsy was open for business.

    Dennis

    14 Jun 12 at 6:49 am

  12. Reyland Medical was there for 3 years and then moved over to Sunset Blvd. across from Brookland Baptist Church.

    David

    4 Apr 13 at 1:37 pm

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