LA artists prepare to leave converted Fashion District warehouse that was subject of Ghost Ship crackdown – Los Angeles Times

When Redgi Woods, 30, moved right into a spacious loft in a Fashion District warehouse in July, he couldn't consider his luck. The excessive ceiling and lighting appealed to him, and he used the area to host events and meet with purchasers for his trend design initiatives.

“I noticed different individuals dwelling right here, I noticed different artists,” he mentioned, sitting at a desk in his loft, now crowded with shifting containers.

“Photographers are nice for me to have, fashions are nice for me to have,” Woods mentioned, “and after they’re all a door knock away it doesn’t get higher, it doesn’t get simpler, it doesn’t develop into extra lovely.”

However the dream of dwelling and dealing in the identical place is coming to a bumpy finish for the tenants of 931 E. Pico Blvd., who've been ordered by Los Angeles officers to vacate the 4-story warehouse by Thursday.

“The larger problem that I've,” mentioned Cacioppo, “is downtown as a complete abandoning the core individuals that made downtown what it's — and that’s artists that can’t work down right here.”

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