Still rather chilly and gray in West Hollywood. It's April and I'm wearing sweaters and tights.
I still have issues with the lofts that they're building on Larchmont and not just because they have closed off one lane on Melrose. Some delusional developers think they can change the rather hometown feeling of Larchmont and make it more chic-chic West Hollywood! Bad idea! Hey, haven't you heard, we're in a recession? Homes through out Los Angeles are in foreclosure! You think people are going to be willing to put down eight hundred thousand for your tiny, rat hole, one room, loft apartment?
I think they believe they can attract the young people who work at Paramount Studios that is just up the block of Melrose. But haven't they heard; that the studio have let people go since the writer's strike?
What's a scream is when you pull their web page they show a business that was force to close because they couldn't afford the new rent that was put up high due to the new development of these lofts.
The talk is that this area is going to have more chic shops and become a very up scale area but all I see that the shops and restaurants I love are closing and leaving because they can't afford the new rent. This is improvement? And I see no one buying or living in the lofts that they have finished and built! Why can't people leave things alone!