I came across this cool post called Smog Shoppe in the LA Times Blog. A couple in LA purchased an old smog-check station and turned it into a really cool venue for parties, weddings,movie screenings and such. There is a property in San Clemente on El Camino Real that is an old tire station that I think would be perfect to do this to. I often dreamed of turning the old tire station into a loft scenario. I think this makes great sense.