HIGHLAND PARK — Neighbors have taken notice as a row of storefronts in the 5600 block of Figueroa Street have been renovated to highlight and reveal their vintage features, including wrought iron metal work and windows Now, those 1930s-era storefronts are up for lease as new restaurants and stores open up on the historic street. The LoopNet listing does not reveal a leasing rate, saying only that the rate is negotiable for five separate spaces in the 6,000-square-foot property. The storefronts are located in the middle of a gentrifying business strip that had catered primarily to Latino patrons. Says the listing:
This building is directly across from a new hot yoga studio and the Highland Park Theatre and right next to Mr T’s Bowl which is beginning a major remodel and relaunch of the historic bowling alley.
So who will be moving in? Does Highland Park have enough room for another gourmet doughnut shop and vinyl record store?
* Correction: A previous version of this story said the building said the Highland Swap Mall was located inside the building. That’s wrong. The Highland Swap Mall is on the same block but in a different building.