Will Hop Louie become LA’s latest victim of gentrification?

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Lovers of LA history and old school kitsch have been bummed out by rumors that the venerable Chinatown restaurant Hop Louie may be closing. The three-tiered pagoda across the street from the galleries of Chung King Road has been there since 1941. The windowless ground-floor bar has been a hipster hotspot for years, though the restaurant upstairs hasn’t won over many foodies lately. Hop Louie is an institution in Chinatown, but might it become the latest victim of downtown gentrification?

Credits

Guest:
Chris Nichols - Los Angeles magazine - @ChrisNicholsLA

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney