SUCK! I know Movieland Wax Museum wasn't everyone's favorite place, but it had A LOT of history. I still can't believe the city didn't do something to save it. And now, we're getting closer to seeing what will replace it:
A FREAKIN' MINI MALL (yes, that is what it is regardless of what they say)
Best Buy + "...is negotiating with restaurants such as Ruby's Diner, California Pizza Kitchen ASAP, Chipotle and Corner Bakery..."
Now there is somethings you don't see everyday (unless you drive 5 miles in any direction).
And I love how the politicians phrase things: It would be a "limited" zoning change, so if Best Buy ever left, we'd have to approve it again." YES - you be tough with em! You show them! Don't think this zoning change is permanent! eyeyaaaaaa
Progress? - Disgusting...
Buena Park inches closer to Movieland redevelopment
The council reacts positively to a plan with restaurants and an electronics store.
By ERIN UY
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
BUENA PARK – Plans to replace the Movieland Wax Museum with a Best Buy and chain restaurants took a conceptual step forward at a City Council meeting Tuesday.
The council gave a positive review to the plan, which will redevelop Movieland, an E-Zone landmark that closed in October. Burnham USA Equities expressed interest in building a plaza with restaurants along Beach Boulevard and a Best Buy in the back.
Buena Park's Planning Commission next will review the proposal for a zoning change before it goes to the council.
Newport Beach-based Burnham USA is negotiating with restaurants such as Ruby's Diner, California Pizza Kitchen ASAP, Chipotle and Corner Bakery, said Bryon Ward, a developer.
This week's proposal seemed to sway some council members who would rather see an entertainment venue at the site.
But Councilwoman Patsy Marshall said she fears that a Best Buy and retail plaza will be the impetus for the E-Zone's demise.
If the Planning Commission approves a zone change, it will be a limited one, interim City Manager Rick Warinski said. The zone change would apply to the specific tenant: If Best Buy left the plaza, for example, the City Council would have to review and approve a new tenant.
The Planning Commission is to review the Movieland zone changes Oct. 24.