Adaptive Re-use A+

Creative and profitable re-use of underutilized commercial property is all the rage these days, but seldom do you see examples as literal and successful as this gas station-now-taco stand in Pasadena. The design is smart and minimal – just add tables and colorful umbrellas. Sitting among the gas pumps with a soda and a combination special just doesn’t get any better. And what a delight for the streetscape!

Norma’s Tacos
1265 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA