Corner of Lakewood Shopping Center. Photo by Renee Umsted.

Looks like the clock is going back up at Lakewood Shopping Center.

This whole thing started when neighbors started asking questions about what was happening at the corner suite. Work was ongoing, so we did some digging and reported that Sweetgreen, a salad place, had filed for a certificate of occupancy application at 6400 Gaston Ave.

A few days later we found out that the clock, which has graced the top of Dixie House, Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen and Kozy Kitchen, was being taken down for renovations but would be reinstalled.

The clock has been taken down twice in the past 10 years — once in 2013 and once in 2016.

When we reported the clock would be reinstalled, local preservation expert Ron Siebler raised some doubts. Siebler, who helped repair the clock when the space was Sugarbacon, said based on the photo (see below), he thought the clock “is probably gone for good.” However, he did tell us it was possible for crews to return the existing clock to its original spot, install a new one, lower the clock or scale it down.

Lakewood Shopping Center clock. Photo courtesy of Kim Edge.

As renovations are ongoing, we have seen crews working on what looks like an outline of a clock. Before, traces of a clock in that spot really weren’t visible.

We reached out to the shopping center’s owner to see when work on the clock is expected to be completed and are waiting for a response.

In the meantime, we’ll be monitoring construction progress.

Construction at Lakewood Shopping Center. Photo by Renee Umsted.

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