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Echo Park guitar maker now at home in Detroit; filtering freeway air

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  • City building inspectors will now take extra efforts to make sure new homes and apartments constructed near freeways have air filtration systems.  But that does not apply to existing homes, and health risks are still a concern even with the use of air filters. KPCC
  • Former Echo Park guitar maker Gabriel Currie is continuing to craft acoustic and electric guitars in a new locale: Detroit. Echopark Guitars now operates out of a storefront in Detroit’s Old Redford neighborhood Detroit. In contrast to Los Angeles, Currie was able to afford to buy a house (a 2,800-square-foot stone house on a giant wooded lot that was listed at $175,000) and finds Detroit traffic pretty tame. He told the Detroit News: “Driving around here, I thought, ‘What holiday is it?’ There’s nobody on the roads.”

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