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Eastside arts group fills funding gap to buy its Boyle Heights home for $3.6 million

By ANTONIO MEJÍIAS-RENTAS, BOYLE HEIGHTS BEAT

BOYLE HEIGHTSSelf Help Graphics & Art will be able acquire the old seafood processing plant that has been its Boyle Heights home since 2011 thanks to $825,000 in former Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) funds approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council.

That amount will fill the venerable arts organization’s funding gap towards acquiring the Ocean Queen Building at the corner of First and Anderson Streets –which the city has appraised at $3.625 million.

The funding comes from 14th Council District CRA excess bond proceeds secured by Councilman José Huizar, who held a brief press conference at Self Help prior to the council’s vote to allow the funding.

Read the full story at Boyle Heights Beat.


Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth and a sister website with stories also produced by community members “por y para la comunidad.”

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2 comments

  1. Congratulations!

  2. Good news. Hope doesn’t incite protests

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