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Is A Burger Stand Worth Preserving?

A 20-stool burger stand in Los Angeles could be eligible for historic preservation status, much to the dismay of the city's Community Redevelopment Agency that shelled out over $5million for the surrounding land.

Much of the protest is focused on the potential developer of the land, a company that is known for operating out-of-state soundstages. Local Hollywood workers aren't happy to see the CDA giving Pacific Ventures (the company) a significant deal on the land, so the burger stand has become a wedge they can use to try to stop the deal.

A local historian does say, in fact, that the burger joint is "a rare fairly intact example of a post- World War II roadside diner."

The CDA believes that they are working to revitalize a neglected part of Hollywood - Pacific Ventures is proposing a $57 million, eight-story building on the site.

Full Story: Taking a burger stand

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