Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: Foreign Currency Express – 5/5 Stars

Foreign Currency Express
Currency Exchange
350 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Crap, I had my Halloween scare early. I didn’t know another ‘World Trade Center’ existed until today.

Well apparently the mall part of the World Trade Center building in Los Angeles is almost abandoned and in it resides this Foreign Currency Express. It felt eerie as I walked along this abandoned mall looking for Site 134. Everything within the mall is dim, stores are closed, windows are taped up and the brick floors are uniformly shiny, which looks strange when there is hardly anyone walking on them.

Very lightly scattered within the abandonment lie people walking in suits and lady suits at very far distances to each other. Nobody looked confused or discombobulated though they reminded me of September 11th business ghosts as they turned corners and disappeared into the walls. I didn’t know where they were going, but certainly not to the Foreign Currency Express. I was the only person in there.

I come in. I had only £6 (British Sterling). It’s been hanging out in my wallet for about two months. I didn’t know if they could take that little amount of money I had but they could! And they gave me roughly $8.50 back. The £5 bill was worth more than the £1 coin. They apparently hate coins, but still can exchange them. It took me no more than a minute to come in and out. Unlike Citibank’s $5 charge for the transaction or $2-3 at the airport, there was no commission or charge here. Perhaps it cost about one dollar for the difference between their rate and the actual exchange rate.

I used that $8.50 and bought a fancy burrito.

Useful: 8 Funny: 18 Cool: 6