La Popular, a long time Echo Park furniture store formerly known as Stone Bros., closed up last year. But the large turquoise and lavendar La Popular sign remained above the Sunset Boulevard store front—until Tuesday. That’s when a crew of workers dismantled the metal sign – backlit with neon – and installed a new sign with the names of the new tenants: Wells Tile & Antiques and Eric Architectural Salvage, which moved into the space in June. If anyone is nostalgic for the sign and has room for approximately five-foot high letters, Eric Ramos already has the “La” on display inside the store and plans to sell off the letters – light bulb and wiring not included.
While the big La Popular sign came down, the building still bears a small reminder of its previous tenant. A few steps outside the front door, the words “Stone Bros.” are inscribed on the floor.