One of very few intact drive-thru dairies in Los Angeles County, the Conservancy’s Modern Committee commissioned a nomination for listing in the California Register of Historical Resources to help protect this unique structure.
The Sakai-Kozawa family owned and operated their longtime floral business, Tokio Florist, from 1960 to 2006. In November 2019, Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) designation of the property was approved by the City Council.
Significant alterations to the historic Chandelier Room were proposed in April 2013. Ultimately plans were revised to ensure the feel of the space remained, though some character-defining elements were impacted.
The California historic rehabilitation tax credit (SB 451) was signed into law in October, 2019 to create an important new incentive for economic development through the rehabilitation of historic buildings, many of which can be adaptively reused for much-needed housing.