800 Degrees in Pasadena is currently undergoing the knife, but through the construction, crews are working to preserve the murals left there when the place was The Rite Spot back in the early 1990's. Harking back to 1930's Works Progress Administration-style murals and colors, the work was originally done by Kenton Nelson and commissioned by Rite Spot owner Roger Kislingbury. When Louise's took over the space in 1994, they covered up the colorful work. After two decades, the murals are being painstakingly restored, with Nelson himself heading the patch up. When 800 Degrees opens some time this summer, Pasadena denizens will be able to enjoy the colorful murals once again. Until then, check out Anthony Carron's transformation of the old Louise's in Old Town.
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