What kind of business wants to open across from a Boyle Heights cemetery?

Cemetery-adjacent apartment building is seeking a fitness tenant

Cemetery-adjacent apartment building is seeking a fitness tenant

Eastside PropertyBOYLE HEIGHTS — The spongy path that circles that Evergreen Cemetery attracts plenty of walkers and joggers. But can it attract a fitness center to Boyle Heights?

That’s the hope of the East L.A. Development Corp., the affordable housing developer that built the 5-story, tile-covered Sol Y Luna apartment complex across the street from the historic cemetery. After leasing up the apartments above, the developer is now seeking to fill the approximately 4,500 square-feet of vacant ground floor space, and a fitness center would appear to be a good match for this stretch of First Street, according to the LoopNet listing. Says the listing:

Ideal space for GYM because of the Historic Evergreen Cemetery Running/Jogging Path across the street.

The nonprofit, which attracted a high end Mexican bakery to its Mariachi Plaza project, is asking more than an $8,500 a month for the cemetery-adjacent commercial space


  1. $8500? That’s Beverly Hills rent, not Boyle Heights rent

    • Maybe in 1982. Just do a quick search on LoopNet and any comparable space in Beverly Hills runs $40-50 a square foot, minimum. This space is asking $1.90 a square foot……….

  2. How do i apply for the apartment

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