City News: September 2010 Archives

3633 Market Street - De Anza Chevrolet

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3633 Market Street

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3633 Market Street

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Forthcoming parking garage

While driving down Market Street last month, we stumbled upon a bit of local history. Standing alongside downtown's Fox Performing Arts Center was an uncovered facade revealing what once was the former home of long-time Riverside car dealer De Anza Chevrolet (one | two). City permits indicate the building (and its adjacent twin) housed a number of businesses over the years, including automotive, printing and antiques. A 1924 building permit gave the two buildings an estimated value of $35,000.

Currently, the buildings are undergoing demolition as part of the next phase in the Fox Performing Arts Center development. This past week, workers began dismantling the interiors of the twin buildings. Their facades are being secured (one | two) for use as an arcade that will partially shield sidewalks and a new outdoor plaza from the street. Once completed, the project will include a 400-space parking garage, small "black box" theater and a few commercial spaces.

Back to De Anza Chevrolet ... we're not exactly sure when the dealer opened shop within the Market Street building, but city permits show them at the location by the late 1940s. In the early 1960s, however, 7 new car dealers downtown -- including De Anza -- came together to build the Riverside Auto Center. When it opened alongside the 91 Freeway at Adams Street in 1965, this new "auto center" was the first of its kind in the U.S., garnering attention even from Detroit's automakers. Though it remains today, De Anza Chevrolet is now known as Singh Chevrolet.

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3633 Market
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3633 Market
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3633 Market
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3633 Market
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3633 Market


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View south
from Sixth Street
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3605 Market
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3605 Market
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3633 / 3605
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Sources: City of Riverside, Riverside Auto Dealers Association


'Undercovers' at the Mission Inn

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Sept. 2010
Filming of 'Undercovers'
at the Mission Inn

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Filming outside the
Mission Inn's Alhambra suite

This past week, Riverside's Mission Inn became a South American backdrop for a new television series called 'Undercovers' on NBC.

For several days, film crews shot in and around the historic hotel in downtown Riverside, lining nearby streets with production vehicles and cast member trailers. We also spotted a wardrobe trailer and at least one van used as a prop in the episode being filmed.

The new series -- co-created and produced by J.J. Abrams of 'Felicity,' 'Alias' and 'Lost' fame as well as the latest Star Trek movie -- is set to premiere Wednesday Sept. 22 on NBC. It stars Boris Kodjoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Gerald McRaney.

From NBC:

For former spies Steven and Samantha Bloom, normal life gets a lot more interesting when they're thrust back into the espionage world.


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Preparing for filming
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Staging
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Directions
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Filming


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Update, Nov. 3: Mission Inn episode: "The Blooms are sent to Lima, Peru where an assassination plot has been orchestrated against the president-elect." Check out the episode, "Assassin" below:





View a preview of the new series below:


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