In 1976, Laurie Duran and her husband, Catarino, rented the space at 405 N. Bishop for their business, Catarino’s Ornamental Plaster. “People always talked about fixing up Bishop way back then, and now it’s come to reality,” says Duran, who has lived near Kidd Springs Park since 1978. The Durans moved their business from Bishop in 1990, and later, an investment group bought the building. Linda Holt of Square Foot Inc. was part of the partnership that once owned it. “It is amazing to look at the transformation that Bishop Arts has gone through,” she says. “It certainly isn’t an all-of-a-sudden thing. Lots of peope have taken the risk in order for us to have the luxury of fine restaurats, great shopping and services at our doorstep.” Spillers Group, which owns Eno’s, Oddfellows and Union Bear, bought the building in 2009.
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