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City Beat: Iced space shuttles for sale at Randy's Donuts

October 11, 2012 |  1:49 pm

Given how hard it might be to see the space shuttle Endeavour moving through our streets Friday and Saturday, why not skip the headaches and eat the shuttle instead?

CitybeatIced space shuttles are for sale at Randy's Donuts in  Inglewood, which is usually open all hours but Thursday night will shut its doors at 8. 

What's the point of staying open on Friday? says Ron Weintraub, who owns the joint with his brother Larry. The famous store with the giant doughnut on top is located at the corner of West Manchester and La Cienega boulevards -- and that stretch of Manchester is due to be closed from noon to 5 p.m. Friday.

FULL COVERAGE: Space shuttle endeavour

Officials also are closing many nearby sidewalks, citing safety. Signs already were up in spots on Manchester on Thursday morning.

The Weintraubs opted instead to rent their spot to Toyota for an undisclosed sum which equals more than their daily revenue. It's a perfect location for Toyota, which has offered up a Tundra truck to tow the shuttle over the 405 Freeway across Manchester, right next door to Randy's.

So if you want your iced shuttle, head there soon.

PHOTOS: Space shuttle Endeavour arrives

Later Thursday I'll have my full report on the scene at Randy's, where some local residents are pretty mad that seeing the shuttle being transported has been made so difficult.

For now, here's a taste of what I saw, sent out on Twitter on Thursday morning:


Space shuttle Endeavour: Submit your photos of the L.A. move

Live discussion: Where to see the shuttle on route through L.A.

Endeavour: Crews finish up prep work for space shuttle's big move

-- Nita Lelyveld

Photo: As the space shuttle Endeavour is moved from LAX to the Science Museum it will pass Randy's Donuts at the corner of Manchester and La Cienega. The shop was open featuring shuttle shaped doughnuts Thursday. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

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