Posted by: cassymuronaka | November 19, 2010

Fry’s “Steampunk” store

Although the Fry’s Home Electronics inventory is uniform (entertainment equipment, home appliances, computers, etc), each store has a unique building design theme that is completely unrelated to what it sells.

You’ll find yourself amid tiki huts in Manhattan Beach or “crumbling” Roman ruins in Fountain Valley. You are Alice entering Wonderland in Woodland Hills.

The theme of the store closest to me is the Industrial Revolution, but any artist or fashionista who walked through the doors of the City of Industry, California, store would immediately characterize it as “Steampunk.”

Fry’s isn’t always the cheapest place to replace a computer cartridge or printing paper, but it doesn’t take much for me to find an excuse to make a detour over there. In addition to the visual feast of interior design and architecture, the store has one of the best magazine selections in the area.


  1. I love the decor in the Woodland Hills Fry’s! I’ve been to the tiki hut and industrial revolution ones, too. The one in Irvine (?) has a Mars Attacks-type theme. Another one (Bay Area somewhere? maybe Fremont?) has an Aztec theme. Whenever hubby and I pass a Frys we’ve never been to, we stop in just to see what the theme is.

    (Hi Cassy!)

    • Hi Becky!!!! I’ve never been to any of the northern California Fry’s. I’ve hit all the ones in LA and Orange County, though.

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