Yorba Linda Old Town Hardware Building to Become Restaurant – Orange County Register


One of Yorba Linda’s most historic commercial buildings – which has housed a hardware store under various owners for 84 years – will be transformed into Brix on Main, a restaurant with indoor, outdoor split-level dining and terrace.

The opening is scheduled for January 2022.

The renovation of the building at 4901 Main Street is considered an “adaptive reuse” for the structure built in 1927 and identified as having local historic significance, although the building is not eligible for national or national historic registers.

The new outdoor dining spaces will be located on the premises of a recently demolished 1,378 square foot 1960s structure, which was attached to the main building and was the long-standing location of Main Street Coins and Collectibles and Turn-Key. Remodel.

The demolition of the south-facing wall addition to the old hardware store removes non-historic renovations “in favor of further building improvements that further support the historic architectural character of the original building,” Jim Sowers, a building in the official city, the city council said last month.

The original 2,219-square-foot old hardware space will expand an additional 700 square feet to the first floor and 447 square feet over an existing mezzanine to create a true second floor, associate planner Jaime Cerda told the Planning Commission. in April.

Cerda said a new independent two-story covered outdoor patio with a 667 square foot first story and 989 square foot second story will be added on the south side, and a 1,200 square foot uncovered patio will extend to the south side. south at the corner of the Imperial Highway and Main Street.

The two-story patio and uncovered dining room are expected to become “a focal point of one of the city’s most important intersections,” Cerda’s report told commissioners.

Planning commissioners have also approved permits authorizing the sale of alcohol and participation in the city’s paid parking program, which will allow the restaurant to purchase the 18 additional parking spaces required by making payments to help maintain nearby city-owned parking structure.

The 1927 structure was built by Ed Kaub and designated a historic site by council in 1993. One of the oldest hardware store owners (1953-1974) was David Anderson, who purchased the stock from Robert Parker and lived with it. his wife and two daughters. above the store.

The last hardware store owners from 1999 were Art and Becky Brown, who moved their inventory to a Lemon Drive store in 2011 before closing in 2016. Vacant for two years, it became a women’s clothing store in 2013.

Jim Drummond is a longtime resident of Yorba Linda. He gives his opinion on local issues every week. Send an email to [email protected]

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