Less color at Little Joy *

The large mural that suddenly appeared on the side of Little Joy – the Echo Park hipster dive bar – earlier this year just as quickly disappeared in recent days. Also, inside, the bar’s pink color scheme has also been painted over, according to a posting on Yelp.

“Why did you have to paint the walls? What possessed you to do
away with the Pepto-Bismol pink that I knew and loved? How could you erase the giant drawing of the naked man with a block for a head? I just don’t understand.”

Is the bar’s new, muted color palate part of yet another change in atmosphere at Little Joy? The only thing that has remained the same is that shabby looking VistaMedia mini billboard.

* Update: The mural artist, who goes by the name Heng, said the owner removed the mural under orders from the city. “The owner said that they didn’t have permits for the wall and that the city had given them notice to buff it. I’m not sure how much of it is true … “

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