Will Boyle Heights be ruined by one coffee shop? / by urbanexus

Interesting gentrification debate in L.A.'s Boyle Heights neighborhood as reported in the Los Angeles Times.

" . . . But the activists who have fought against gentrification have so far failed to rally a large number of residents to their cause.

Some longtime residents like the rising property values and increased retail choices. Others are concerned about people being pushed out of the neighborhood. They also struggle to connect the dots, like the activists, between widespread gentrification and a cafe or art galleries in an isolated part of Boyle Heights."