Hunting the Aaardvark
For many years I've been intrigued by a sign painted on the outside wall of a small shop in Canoga Park. The sign belongs to a vintage clothing outlet, The Aaardvark's Odd Ark. Until recently I had no idea what they sold or any other thing about them for that matter. It was only the sign that held any interest for me. Since starting up my one page web site business, One Pagers, I've been looking for small businesses and other unusual and/or interesting businesses to add quality content to the site. Well, today I decided to venture over to the shop in the run down building on Sherman Way. They've moved. The sign is still painted on the side of the building but there are sheets of paper taped to the inside of the windows directing customers to their new location. The new site is on Reseda Blvd near CSUN. They weren't open so I couldn't go in. Oh well. The ambiance I was hoping for does not exist for the new store front but the stretch of shops along this portion of Reseda Blvd does exhibit a certain uniqueness so perhaps I may return anyhow.