Bye-bye to the Square

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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.

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  • Kellie

    I pass this everyday on my way to work (in the Village) and agree with you that the shape of the building is looking quite nice. Although once it is done I won’t have any activity to look at when I get stuck at the light at San Jose and Indian Hill. Oh well. :)

    • davidallen909

      The office building across the street is also undergoing a makeover. If it’s not done when Sanamluang is, you can look at it.

      • Kellie

        You are right. I have been gazing upon that as well. I get stopped at that light pretty much every morning. I’m not as enamored with it. Maybe because there will be no food there.

  • Andy Sze

    Bakers Square good riddens to bad food. Samaluang is delicious but their service is little to be desired.