Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Beverly Hills' Robinsons-May, Disappearing Forever
I've spent the last two weeks driving every day to the Beverly Hilton hotel, site of the Television Critics Association press tour, watching the sad demolition of the once proud Robinsons-May department store building. Until recently, even the sign remained, even though the Robinsons-May brand disappeared in 2006. Although many Robinsons-May stores were converted to Macy's, this location -- originally a Robinson's, before J.W. Robinson's and the May Company merged in 1993, shut down entirely.
According to Curbed L.A., the site has not been sold, but the owners decided to tear the building down anyway.