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Landmark Hermosa: Rok Sushi

If you guessed Rok Sushi for this morning's trivia, you were right.

The northeast corner of Pier and Hermosa avenues in Hermosa Beach, where sits, used to house the First National Back in the 1930s—and before that, the Pacific Electric Railroad took over the street corner and built a freight office and passenger station, according to the Hermosa Beach Historical Society.

When Hermosa Avenue was repaved in the late 1990s, the society reports that trolley tracks were uncovered.

Before Rok Sushi opened, another sushi hot spot operated in that building: Club Sushi. The restaurant closed in 2009 around the same time the owners were charged with forgery and grand theft, according to an article published in the Daily Breeze.

Rok Sushi opened in May 2010 and now serves traditional sushi along with a variety of cooked fish, chicken and beef entrées in California-cuisine style, according to the restaurant’s website. Foodies can also enjoy an array of martinis and fruity cocktails.

Congratulations to Ryan Nowicki for correctly guessing today's Landmark Hermosa. We'll have a new trivia next week.

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