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'Ghost building' for sale in downtown L.A.

April 7, 2010 |  9:59 am

Downtown 'ghost building' for sale: Blogdowntown has an interesting story about a building that's been uninhabited for more than 75 years and is now up for sale:

The seven-story structure at 216 W. 5th was built in 1906 as a 55-room addition to the hotel next door, but hasn't seen any customers since the Alexandria closed during the Great Depression in 1934.

Food-truck lot opens: LAist reports on a lot near LAX that will host food trucks on Tuesdays:

The Century Lot is located at the Crowne Plaza near LAX… (On Tuesday it) hosted nine of the city's mobile eateries: Worldfare, Don Chow's Tacos, The Buttermilk Truck, Kabob N Roll, Komodo Food, India Jones, The Nom Nom Truck, South Philly Experience, and Reggae Jerk Chicken.

WeHo apartment building opens: Curbed LA reports on a new, green, low-income apartment building that opened on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood:

The 42-unit building will provide low-income affordable housing for those with special needs. Many of the residents, who were chosen via a lottery system, have already moved in…

-- Anthony Pesce

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