As World Famous VIP Records continues to work on securing a permanent site for its historic sign, it’s making advances in other projects it has its eyes set on.
Dozens of supporters gathered at the original home of World Famous VIP Records Thursday afternoon to witness Mayor Robert Garcia’s presentation of proclamations to Kelvin and Cletus Anderson, the brothers that founded and operated the iconic record store that helped shape the history of hip-hop in Long Beach.
In a unanimous vote the Long Beach City Council moved the iconic World Famous VIP Records sign one step closer to being a historic landmark in the city as it instructed an ordinance to be prepared to finalize the nearly yearlong process.
A unanimous vote by the Cultural Heritage Commission Monday night passed an agenda item to designate the World Famous VIP Records sign as a historic landmark.
World Famous VIP Records is calling for a boycott of a 7-Eleven scheduled to open at the former record store’s location in Central Long Beach this December.
With an initial investment from the city, Long Beach’s World Famous VIP Records’ iconic sign will be temporarily removed and restored before the parties involved agree on a permanent resting place for the iconic hip-hop record store sign.
Spearheaded by Mayor Robert Garcia and Councilman Dee Andrews, the City of Long Beach has identified $80,000 to help World Famous VIP Records, LLC preserve its iconic sign, Andrews’ office announced today.
The World Famous VIP Records sign saga added another chapter to what has been a flurry of changes over the past few weeks as the record store owner and operator Kelvin Anderson announced yesterday that an agreement on the fate of the iconic sign had been reached with the city.