The Liquor Store.
Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?
A. A liquor
Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?
A. The location
Q. When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode 3 (of the third season) "The End of Innocence". Kirsten has been released from the Suriak rehab center, and has been staying with the conniving Charlotte. She has just received a sealed letter left to her by her dead father (Caleb).
Fearful of reading
the letter (and of going home), Kirsten stops at a small liquor store at
night and buys a bottle of vodka. She then takes the bottle to a cheap
motel room and considers falling off the wagon. But, we learn later, she
resists the temptation.
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. A real liquor
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. It is actually the Variety Liquor store, located at 4669 W. Imperial Highway, in Inglewood, CA., between Inglewood Avenue (on the west) and Hawthorne Blvd (on the east).
is only a block east of the cheap motel
where Kirstin goes after buying the booze. It's also just two blocks east
of the Strip Club where Matt takes Ryan (in
Episode 9, season 3), and is only a few blocks northeast of the Mini-Mart
that Johnny tries to rob (in Episode 10, season 3).
[ Be warned that this isn't the safest part of the world - if you choose to venture there, exercise reasonable caution. ]
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. The name
of the store is visible (on a sign) in the night time scene when Kirsten
comes out of the store. It was a simple matter of doing a Yellow Pages
search, followed by matching the aerial photos with the screencaps.
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