Save the Dutton's building?

duttonapplause.jpgInvestor Charles T. Munger's latest plan for the Barry Building in Brentwood is to tear it down, build underground parking, then put in a shopping center that shares the courtyard design of the original. The Barry has been in the news as the location of Dutton's Brentwood Books, which closed in April, 2008 to much dismay.

On KCRW: My LA Observed segment on KCRW at 4:44 this afternoon will touch on the effort to stop demolition of the Century Plaza Hotel. The commentary is back on after a two-week pledge drive break.


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