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Friday, January 13, 2012

Vintage Triangle Adult Book Store

The former Triangle Book Store at 1001 West Boulevard is getting a makeover. In case you haven't driven by since they started renovations, there's some fantastic signage on the old gas station underneath the awful vinyl siding. I don't know what I love more, the great "Movies" banner on the front, or the unnecessary apostrophe in "Book's" on the side. Anyone know how long Triangle was there for?

The building will soon become a taquería called En Su Boca, which means "in your mouth." They're months from opening, and judging by the new owners' sense of humor I like the place already. :-)

Click the photos below for the high resolution images.




Here's what it's looked like for at least the last 20 years:

8 comments:

  1. I wish there were pics from its original incarnation as a gas station.

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  2. Awesome! I saw this today, snapped some pictures, and posted about it on my blog as well. My pics are from a little further along in the process, and you can see the full vintage sign on the previously-covered left front window. It advertises "movie film", which I'm guessing means that the sign dates from the 70s at the latest. Pretty awesome. Here's the link: http://andrewtsks.tumblr.com/post/15969705598/triangle-bookstore-was-a-sleazy-richmond-va

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  3. Thanks Andrew......great post!

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  4. Thanks Andrew. I enjoyed reading your post and sharing your pics. I have never been there, but living in Richmond I have driven by it many times. I agree with Page it would be nice to see a pic of it being a gas station. Thank you whoever posted and shared the pics of this on the site as well.

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  5. It has been an adult bookstore for a long time, at least since the 1970's. My former neighbor Dick Taylor owned it (and others) at that time, and as a pre-teen I would occasionally make the rounds while he collected money and tended to business. Dick was a bit of a scoundrel and ladies man. Eventually he was shot down and killed by one of his mistresses in the Checkered Flag restaurant on Laburnum Avenue near the fairgrounds.

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  6. Hello! First of all I would like to remark the fact that you truly managed to organize a stunning website. I also would like to ask you something that is connected with this blog. Do you have an idea to write in a professional way or online blogging is a kind of hobby?

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  7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22652865@N03/sets/72157629096281790/
    I've been taking pics too of this transformation

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  8. its now a restaurant or something

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