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Expo Line could derail Bergamot Station

March 26, 2009 |  9:00 am

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Over its 15-year existence, Bergamot Station in Santa Monica has evolved from a ramshackle Southern Pacific rail yard turned water-heater factory into a world-class destination for art lovers.

It therefore came as dreadful news to gallery owners and other tenants that a suggestion is bubbling up that Expo Line officials should consider using the property for a maintenance yard.

The maintenance yard proposal has come not from Expo Line officials, whose draft environmental report identifies a nearby industrial property owned by Verizon as their location of choice. Rather, the idea is being floated by nearby residents who oppose having a 24-hour-a-day maintenance yard across the street.

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--Martha Groves

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