The Iconic Birkenstock Building
Have you ever driven up the 101 between Novato and Petaluma? If you answered yes, then chances are you have seen the Birkenstock building with its pointy roof.
I can remember driving by in the mid 90s on the way to visit a friend at Sonoma State and admired the unique building. The building is quite an eye-catcher.
If I recall correctly, I was wearing my grey Birkenstocks for the drive. In those days I rarely took them off. I thought about how heavenly it would be to have access to that building and all the Birkenstocks inside. Funny thing is that I still feel the same way today. The building is a warehouse with a separate office building in the back. Unfortunately, Birkenstock does not sell its shoes out of the Novato Office.
Last week I found myself on Redwood Blvd in Novato less than 1 mile from the Birkenstock building. At the time, I had already decided that I was going to blog on Birkenstocks. I decided it was essential to take a detour and get a picture of the Birkenstock building, up close, for my blog.
Here is a photo of the building:
In the past, I had only seen the building from the freeway. I have never driven along the frontage road and seen this building up close. It is more massive than I anticipated. Can you image all the glorious shoes hidden away in this iconic building? Ahhhh…
NOTE: After writing this blog, I was invited to tour Birkenstock USA. Here is the link to read about my day at Birkenstock.
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