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Will there be a trolley running down Vermont Avenue? Will Frank Sinatra blare over outdoor speakers as fountains shoot into the sky across from Skylight Books and Fred 62? Will diners forsake the House of Pies for Cheesecake Factory? So many questions after the Los Feliz Ledger reports that the firm controlled by Rick Caruso -who developed The Grove, The Americana at Brand, The Commons at Calabasas and several other high-end shopping centers – wants to build 50,000-square feet of retail space on the current site of the Los Feliz post office on Vermont Avenue. An official with Caruso Affiliated Holdings revealed parts of the company’s proposal, which would restore nearly a block-long stretch of shops on the west side of Vermont that were demolished to make way for the post office and parking lots.
The proposal must still win the backing of the post office and federal officials. There’s also a chance the post office would seek other bidders to develop the property, according to The Ledger.