A changing facade along Colorado Boulevard
At the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Caspar Avenue the building that formerly housed Corner Pizzeria has been undergoing a bit of a transformation. According to Eagle Rock Patch, the building will become a “two-in-one restaurant”, combing a Big Mama and Papa’s Pizzeria and casual bar. The two establishments will be connected by a common door and go under the name “5 Line”, a reference to the former streetcar line that used to run through Eagle Rock along Colorado and Eagle Rock Boulevard.
5 Line remains a work in progress but one can already see the exterior resembling the look of the Los Angeles Railway Yellow Car line the restaurant takes its name from.
The 5 line streetcar on Eagle Rock Boulevard, 1955. Photo credit: Alan Weeks via The Metro Library and Archive.
Another view of the 5 line streetcar on Eagle Rock Boulevard, 1953. Photo credit: Alan Weeks via The Metro Library and Archive.
Here are more views of the Yellow Car like exterior:
Corner Pizzeria/Big Mama’s and Papa’s remains open
Looking at the exterior along Caspar Avenue. The paint on the brick wall has been partially removed.
Work remains to be done