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The leaning snack stand of Elysian Park finally bites the dust

Demolition work began earlier this month

In the end, the leaning snack stand of Elysian Park didn’t tip over on it own. Instead, it took some heavy duty construction equipment to demolish and bring down the cinder block structure at the Northeast Los Angeles Little League field in Elysian Park.

The demolition, which began earlier this month, comes after the city-owned building had been slowly sinking and leaning on landfill atop Elysian Park for years. Officials with the little league said they were told some settling could be expected after they began using the city-owned fields and snack stand in the late 1990s. But over the last few years, the settling has left the building visibly tilted towards the baseball field.

Northeast Little League President Sergio Villasenor pictured in front of the snack stand in 2014

The next step to build a new sink-and lean-proof snack stand, most likely in the form of “an enhanced trailer” or converted shipping container.

When will the new snack stand open. That’s not clear. The $500,000 project is expected to be completed by this August but, according to project website, a contractor has not been selected yet.

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2 comments

  1. Well it is nice to see that our city is taking care of this problem structure unlike the Morman church who are letting their their burned out graffiti covered church in Glassell Park become a blight to the surrounding community.

  2. Concerned Northeast Little League Parent

    It’s unfortunate that they have delayed this project for so long. Our families need their Little League Field back…

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