Another change is in process at the corner of Sepulveda and Braddock; what began as Allied Model Trains and morphed in Samy’s Camera is now being re-done as office space, and re-titled as The Braddock.
Local real estate developers Tova Capital are keeping the footprint of the building, designed to reflect Union Station, and redoing the interior as an open plan with a loft. According to UrbanizeLA, the 12,600-square-foot building will retain its Mission Revival and Art Deco architecture. Plans call for the installation of new windows and an outdoor amenity space.
Allied Model Trains opened in 1946 in West Los Angeles, and was one of the most popular and noteworthy spots for hobbyists and collectors. It occupied the building on Sepulveda Boulevard from its completion in the early 1990s until 2007, when it traded spaces with Samy’s Camera. The ‘train store’ closed in 2015, a loss for model train enthusiasts everywhere.
Tova Capital, which acquired the property in 2019 for $8.2 million, is on pace to complete construction in late 2020.