Renovations to this building on Indian Hill Boulevard at Vista Drive, just above the 10 Freeway, look drastic, but welcome. It was a Bakers Square for years, followed by a brief period as Garden Square. If you look closely at the photo, you can make out a tilted red-and-white checkerboard square from the Bakers Square logo on the vertical white section in the middle. It’s probably been covered by now, but I wanted to document it before that happened.
I’ve been told the restaurant was originally a Sambo’s. Remember them?
The building is going to be Sanamluang Cafe, the popular Thai restaurant now a mile south in Pomona at San Bernardino Road. A banner to that effect went up last week. I like the curves on the exterior, which match the look of the developments on the south side of the freeway.