The Refrain: We're closer than ever to redeveloping Marlton Square

Hopefully it's more than a talking point.


As we have

begun to interview key players, we keep hearing "we are closer than ever to
redevelopming Marlton Square." Hopefully something is going on behind
the scenes.


If this is considered close, it means in the 20 years that this project
has been underway that the city was never close to making this a
success.

Capri Capital, which bought the adjacent Crenshaw Plaza a few years ago
for $130 million, has made public overtures they are interested in
leading the redevelopment of Marlon Square. But so far it appears they
are just words.

I felt hope when I heard that the Urban Land Institute was focusing on Marlton Square, but it was just a classroom exercise for high school students.

At a recent meeting of Team Marlton at Adassa's in Leimert Park,
community members reminisced about long-gone destinations: Mr. Angelos,
a business owned by Wilt Chamberlain, Brown’s Fish Market.

Does anyone else remember the names of businesses, or business owners in Marlton Square/Santa Barbara Plaza?


If you would like to donate your time and skill to this project, please let me know. If you would like to donate money, please visit spot.us and click on Earn Credits after registering. There you can take a four question survey that will give you $5 that you can donate to this project.


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