Twenty years ago, this building on Torrance Blvd near Amie (just east of Hawthorne) was an office. Now it's St. Mercurius and St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church in Torrance.
It stands only a quarter-mile from Toys R Us, which is the ultimate hot spot this time of year. Like several other stores, Toys R Us is opening at 6 a.m. this week. I feel sorry for their employees, but my sympathy will not stop me from taking advantage of the expanded hours. No lines that early! At least, not yet.
Madonna and child seems appropriate for Christmas week, right? Almost as appropriate as, say, Geoffrey the Giraffe of Toys R Us?