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Old Posted Jun 1, 2005, 8:14 PM
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Originally Posted by LAMetroGuy
Robert B. Blue, whose family trust owns the vintage 1929 Herman Building at 1642 N. Vine Street, said the development would kill his business, Bernard Luggage, at the same location since 1950.

How come owners of really nice businesses often are the first to abandon ship, or go bust after a short while, while the owners of no BFD stores end up as hangers-on or nuisances? Blue's store may not be as bad as the bail bond businesses that have become common sights in Little Tokyo over the past few yrs, which some ppl in that hood have complained about, but he's prob not much better either.

Only problem I have with this proj is now that I've heard it has reached a final stage of planning, I grow even more impatient to see it finally under actual construction. I can put up with only so many Ralphs type delays, & I remember several months ago thinking the owners of H & V already had started work on the site near Hollywood & Vine.
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