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Endeavour: Randy's Donuts bills itself as 'shuttle crossing'

Randys donuts shuttle

If you look close enough, there's already a space shuttle in Inglewood.

Randy's Donuts installed a miniature version of space shuttle Endeavour in the center of its iconic donut sign Thursday, about a week before the real retired orbiter makes its final trip from LAX to its permanent home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

The move will be a two-day affair, and Endeavour will pass right by Randy's along Manchester Boulevard on Oct. 12.

But the shop is already in the spirit, hanging a yellow "Shuttle Crossing" sign in the window.

Randy's is also serving up doughnuts bearing the NASA logo and "U.S.A." Some doughnuts even look like the shuttle — "if you use your imagination," owner Larry Weintraub said.

"It's going to be a big day," Weintraub said. "A lot of people are going to be here, I hope, watching. We're getting ready. It's going to be a lot of fun."


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Photo: The owners of Randy's Donuts put a replica of the space shuttle Endeavour in the hole of the giant doughnut atop the Inglewood coffee shop. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

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