Makeover in the works for Frank’s Highland Park Camera building

Before: Franks’ Highland Park Camera pictured in 2014

After: Franks’s camera pictured this week | Katrina Alexy

HIGHLAND PARK — Passersby have been watching as the long-time home of Frank’s Highland Park undergoes a renovation, revealing a row of old windows and brickwork that had been covered up for decades by a large yellow and blue sign.

The building in the 5700 block of Figueroa Street sold last fall for $3.4 million. The new owners, who were profiled in last year’s Marketplace series on Highland Park gentrification, are seeking new tenants to fill up the brick building, with the first floor going for $22,500 a month, according to LoopNet.

A building permit issued last month allowed for the removal of an awning and plywood off the facade but required that the windows would remain in place. Meanwhile, next door, permits were granted for the removal and replacement of the wall and roof at the front of the building as part of a storefront remodel.

The work at Frank’s Camera comes after a few other nearby Figueroa storefronts have shed old signs and facades to reveal original brickwork and windows as part of individual renovation projects.

Before

After: Plywood covers old windows on Frank’s Highland Park camera building. New facade rising on building next door | Katrina Alexy

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