Norris Update: Coming Soon

Two Tenants Are Set to Occupy the 12,400-Square-Foot Space

By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief

On Monday, February 25, a representative from Westside Retail confirmed that two tenants are lined up to fill the vacant space once occupied by Norris Hardware.

“The space will be divided into two stores,” the representative said, “and leased to the two retail tenants currently under negotiations.”

Norris Hardware closed its doors at noon on Monday, July 16, 2018, after serving Pacific Palisades for nearly 40 years. The family-owned and centrally located store became available for lease on September 1 of last year.

The Westside Retail team confirmed that they were “working to finalize the lease” and that they “expect it to be another two to three weeks.”

Norris had deep roots in the community, originally founded by Palisadian pioneer Robert Norris in 1925. First a plumbing shop on the corner of Temescal Canyon Road and Beverly Boulevard (now Sunset), the store moved to Swarthmore Avenue and finally settled in April 1979 at 15140 Sunset Blvd., taking over the space formerly occupied by the Bay Theatre.

As the Post went to print Tuesday evening, no further details were available for what tenants would be taking over the 12,400-square-foot space—though rumors have been swirling since the space was first vacated.

“I am a 34-year resident of Pacific Palisades,” Diana Wheatley wrote in a letter to Westside Retail that was forwarded to the Post and published in the November 22, 2018, edition. “My husband, our family and I would love to see hardware, nursery, sporting goods, bike shop-type of businesses in the Norris space.”

Other suggestions from readers included a 99 Cents or an Apple store.