PINK DOT, 8495 W Sunset Blvd. just east of North La Cienega. Its large pink neon sign in a bold sans-serif font spells out not only Pink Dot’s name but its phone number (1-800-PINKDOT). From cookies to sandwiches to buffalo chicken wings to booze, if you’re hungry, call Pink Dot and have it delivered. Photo by Joshua Barash.
QUICK SPLASH “N” DASH CAR WASH, 7401 Santa Monica Blvd. near Martel. Quick Splash’s cool neon sign, with its hose faucet and smiling VW Beetle, tells you almost all you need to know about this car wash. You also should know it’s one of the few coin-operated car washes around, where a wash is cheap and available 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Photo by Joshua Barash.
TASHMAN HARDWARE, 7769 Santa Monica Blvd. near North Ogden. The animated neon hammer over this Tashman store, the first in what is now a small chain in Los Angeles County, is an eye catcher and hammers home what Tashman is all about. Photo by Joshua Barash.