Laurel Canyon Plaza, Home of North Hollywood Macy's, is Sold

North Hollywood's Laurel Plaza, which houses a Macy's department store, has been sold for an undisclosed amount and the owner plans on replacing it with a mixed-use retail, multi-family development, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The 25-acre lot located at 6150 Laurel Canyon Blvd. was built in 1955.

Details about the selling price were not disclosed. A Macy's spokesperson did not return calls for comment.

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Christopher Thom January 24, 2014 at 09:40 AM
You all realize that this area WAS Mexico until it was taken by force. Even if that's not important to you, unless you are full Native American and 100% from a tribe local to the area - YOU are a result of the "unchecked immigration". The areas of LA that have gotten run down or bad became that way from the lack of outside money and real estate development. Communitues need outside investment - unless you'd rather have abandoned buildings and unmaintained properties. I'd argue that paranoia, ignorance, and racism destroy communities far quicker than any addition of housing, retail development - or dispensary.
Lightnapper January 24, 2014 at 01:31 PM
Ahhh...the old we were here first interlaced with the Native American Heritage gambit-- therefore, we can trash the area and make it look just like the Homeland so we feel more comfortable living here argument. "Ho Hum...the witch is dead...the wicked witch is dead" History is history and here's a bit of it. After 36 years of living in North Hollywood, I have seen the names change to No-Ho and Valley Village, etc., all for Real Estate purposes more than anything. And, I have seen the money-driven gentrification element move into a basically "crappy area" and attempt to alter the landscape to suit their individual needs. North Hollywood is basically exactly the same as it was in 1978, except for a "revitalized" No-Ho area full of clueless "consumers' who think bars and restaurants are actually the "good life." I have also seen the demographics change from mostly middle class whites to "working," "want-to-be-working," and "not working" Hispanics. Now African Americans are moving from their previous areas of residence into North Hollywood and Sun Valley because Hispanics have moved them out of that particular territory, mostly by sheer numbers and the fact that they don't always get along. That cultural fact and demographic shift is not racism; that's simply life. Bottom line. Rich people with experience in "lining pockets" of our politico will do whatever it takes to develop the area and to exploit it to it's full monetary potential-- even if they have to sit on the property for 20 years (just look across the street-- tick...tick...tick) and, in the end, apartments will be the main body of that development; and, those apartments will be filled mostly with "immigrants"-- whether legal or "illegal"-- from Mexico, Central and South America, as well as with residents who once lived in Palmdale, Lake Los Angeles, California City and the more Southern parts of LA. That's not racist; that's economics and an actual migration pattern. And, if the developer's are really smart-- there will be a Wal-Mart because that will draw not only protest (I can hear the liberal screams now) but a clientele that appreciates value and close proximity to shopping. There will also be a McDonalds and probably a Starbucks. Money talks...the rest is B.S.
Bandelier Pilferage January 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM
@ Chris Thom. NO-HO Macy's sells land. You speak from ignorance and a defunct base of illogical data that does not support your position, rather it exposes your animas and corrupt agenda. By your words you promote 'cultural genocide'.The present condition of this area is a blue-print for maximizing real-estate speculation and dumping your portfolio and switching from single family housing to business projects and multi-family housing to accommodate the illegal Mexican invasion at the expense of indigenous families that only desire to maintain their quality of life. I've viewed drastic change(demographics) in the area since 1962 to present. Its not a pretty sight. We have been invaded. The CITIZEN is in peril. It's obvious the FED GOV has an agenda and its to saturate SOCAL with as many illegal IMMIGRANTE's as can be tolerated. The newcomers have imported their customs and usages at the jeopardy of American sensibilities. Look at any areas were (INDIO's) have overwhelmed by staggeringly high number and unconscionable birth-rates encouraged by Roman Catholicism. My revulsion of hearing Spanish spoken in every nook and cranny, navigating through the myriad of gang-neighborhoods and jeopardizing life and limb exposing self to LA vehicle traffic is nauseating. The 'No Necks have supplanted Americana with a 'Variant Beaner Culture'. Loose your ostrich mentality, embrace what 'Big Brother' has loosed on you and then recall what is lost. Los Angeles is the first casualty of loss of political imperative to Reconquista. When you tax-payer's ponder what your hard earned $$$$ is being spent on, look no further than a 1.5 million illegals you help to support. Pilferage is the name.........PT of your sensibilities the game. I only word it......did not event it.
Christopher Thom January 25, 2014 at 02:44 AM
Wow... You can't be serious...Either you're joking around or you're just another paranoid racist assuming every Hispanic is a gang member illegal alien living on federal aid and wrongly thinking English speaking Caucasians are native to North America and some how are in the position to decide the fate of all other cultures and races. .... No no no, you have to be joking; or just have a lot of misdirected anger.
Brian Aherne January 29, 2014 at 04:28 PM
Did anyone happen to notice: the more government tries to control things, the worse they seem to get -always far worse than it was before there were any controls other than the most basic rules of society?


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