Glendale News-Press: Proposal to Build Next to Alex Theatre Gets Early Glendale City Council Approval

By Jeff Landa   The City Council on Tuesday approved the first steps to fill a vacancy next to the Alex Theatre with a proposed two-story restaurant and office site. The proposed project would demolish the long-vacant 9,480-square-foot, two-story commercial building at 222 N. Brand Boulevard and replace it with a full-service restaurant on the ground floor and offices on the second. The new building would stand 12,608 square feet on a 6,983-square-foot lot. The council unanimously approved the concept, saying it fits into the character of downtown. But council members Paula Devine and Ara Najarian said no when it came to granting a parking-space exception...