Mid-Century Modern Freak

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The Starbucks Coffee company did the right thing by preserving the mid-century modern exterior of this building located on 7290 Bollinger Rd. San Jose, CA 95129 (Cupertino). The developer who handled this delicate restoration was Hunter/Storm. The original structure was designed by architect J. van der Ploeg in 1959 for the Yamanaka Japanese Bonsai Nursery. The business closed in 1998 and was vacant for many years before Starbucks moved in. Sipping a cup of joe can’t get any better.

Source: cromearchitecture.com | sanjoseca.gov

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    this was a corner of my childhood. :)
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    Whoaaa~ I remember seeing the old abandoned building in the early 2000’s!! Nice to know someone has pics of how it...
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    get ready I shall be in you in two months
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    I only saw the top 10% of the first photo and immediately knew it was the old Bonsai Garden on DeAnza Boulevard aka...
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    GOOD JOB STARBLOCKS!! Use what you have.. there is no need to tear down older buildings to make a new cheap plastic...
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