Lankershim Train Depot Grand Opening

Every once in awhile, we get a little glimmer of hope that brings a smile to our face.

The reopening of the Lankershim Train Depot is long overdue, but highly welcomed.

 

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Coffee drinkers forever.

 

This structure dates back to 1896 formerly serving the Union Pacific and Pacific Electric Railroads, and we last used in that capacity in 1952.

For years, we have identified this building as a drab, gray shack whose expiration date past a long time ago.

 

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We’re still missing some of the landscaping from this photo.

 

Before NoHo’s revitalization began, I didn’t even know what this building’s¬†purpose was as everything in the area looked dysfunctional back then.

Looking at this restoration now is truly mind blowing.

 

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Prepping for the Grand Opening news conference.

 

The colors are vibrant, the paneling is smooth and the wood flooring feels generational.

Occupying this space is Groundworks Coffee that offers a different take than those big brand franchises.

 

 

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Some before and after photos.

 

The colors are vibrant, the paneling is smooth and the wood flooring feels generational.

Occupying this space is Groundworks Coffee that offers a different take than those big brand franchises.

Their aesthetic complements the space as the furniture features a variety of pieces using reclaimed materials.

 

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The outdoor space.

 

I’ve been by a number of times during their soft opening and have pleasantly seen patrons at all hours of the day, even hanging in the outdoor space despite some of our weather.

As North Hollywood starts to fill in, I imagine this will be a grounding space receiving even more foot traffic.

CiclaValley may not be known for my¬†coffee drinking, but I know I’ll be frequenting the Lankershim Train Depot.