Goodwill store in downtown L.A. closes despite gentrification around it
Its prices were low. But in the end, the downtown Los Angeles used-goods shop simply wasn't used enough.
That's the reasoning behind the planned closure Friday of the 35-year-old Goodwill Store at 235 S. Broadway.
"The downtown store is actually in the lower-to-middle range in terms of volume of business," said Sasha Itzikman, director of marketing for Goodwill Industries of Southern California.
Nonetheless, countless downtown loft apartments and business offices have been outfitted with quirky artwork and inexpensive furnishings since the store opened in 1975. And the closure will affect thousands of residents and office workers who stretch their shopping dollars by buying secondhand clothing there.
-- Bob Pool
Photo: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times