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Saturday, May 23, 2015

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Meet you for lunch at the Boyle Heights Hyatt?

Rendering of Hyatt House hotel and restaurants | LoopNet.com

BOYLE HEIGHTS -- With the exception of tiny Art's Coffee Shop and a few other spots, there is little in the way of restaurants within walking distance of the thousands of workers, students and visitors at County USC-Medical Center and the adjacent USC Health Sciences Campus. Now it looks like Art's is going to get some competition. The developers of a 200-room Hyatt House hotel and conference center on the campus property are seeking a sit-down restaurant.

A bleak picture of Boyle Heights murals

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BOYLE HEIGHTS -- The murals of Boyle Heights wrap around the facades of storefronts and public housing projects and pop up in alleyways and churches. But while there has been much effort in preserving and repairing existing murals, there has been little in the way of major new work, prompting Boyle Heights Beat to say a revival in murals has skipped over Boyle Heights.