Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Whacko Logic in La La Land, or Shakedown?

An investmnent group wants to open an upscale bar on the edge of Skid Row, in downtown Los Angeles. The United Coalition East Prevention Project is objecting.

UCEP argues that area residents, many with addiction problems, don't need a new bar in the area. Say what?

Attorney and restaurateur Charles Lew and his investors envisioned an upscale bar for the nearby luxury apartments and lofts. Lew crystalized the situation best:
To say that a high-end lounge selling $12 drinks is going to contribute to someone on Skid Row, I can't even reach and correlate the two. Really at the end of the day the loser in this, I think, is the downtown area.

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