SILVER LAKE – Floyd’s 99 Barbershop will be opening a store in the former home of Sun Lake Drugs at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Parkman Avenue, according to the co-owner of the property known for its neon signage.
Floyd’s, a nationwide chain that promotes itself as the “Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Barbershop,” has agreed to lease the former drug store and the adjacent El Figurin Barbershop Shop, which has been in operation for 40 years, according to the landlord, who did not want to be identified by name.
“As we reviewed offers from potential tenants, we remained mindful of what impact our decision would have on the community and local businesses,” said the co-owner. “Floyd’s 99 will begin demolition and construction this week, with an expected completion date around April-May.” The Eastsider has contacted Floyd’s for more details.
Many potential tenants — from restaurants and apparel stores – expressed interest in leasing the space, said Nicole Deflorian, a broker with Clint Lukens Realty. “I was getting calls every day.”
The stretch of Sunset near Parkman lacks the foot traffic and recognition of Sunset Junction to the west. But it has in recent years attracted numerous new restaurants and shops that have opened amid the auto repair and body shops that line the street. “There is room for more change in that area,” Deflorian said.
One of those changes will likely include the neon Sun Lake Drugs signs that shine over the intersection. The co-owner of the building said that the lease requires Floyd’s to preserve the signage but not keep it in the same location. She expects the signs to come down.
“I don’t think the ‘drug’ sign will fit with Floyd‘s 99 logo,” said the co-owner of the building in an email. ” However, we wanted to be sure that the sign would not be demolished and would be carefully removed for us to store elsewhere.”
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