Panorama City, California: Aztec Retail Pyramid (Gone)

Department store La Curacao was designed in an Aztec motif, complete with pyramid sticking up from the roof.

Directions:
Van Nuys Blvd. and Chase St.
Hours:
Feb. 2014: Reported closed.
Status:
Gone

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Aztec temple.

Aztec Retail Pyramid

Panorama City, has the only department store I know of that has a replica of an Aztec pyramid topping it. The place is La Curacao Department Store, at the corner of Van Nuys Blvd. and Chase St. It anchors the north side of the Panorama Mall, a mall also made famous by the fact that it houses the only multi-story Wal-Mart (the Rube Goldberg contraption that is used to haul shopping carts up the second floor is an entry in your journal in and of itself.).

La Curacao is decorated with various fiberglass replicas of famous pre-Columbian Mexican and Central American art, both inside the mall and outside it.

[Michelle Klein-Hass, 09/25/1999]

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