New coffee shop in Boyle Heights draws anti-gentrification protests

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Boyle Heights has become a flashpoint in the gentrification debate. Art galleries there have faced anger from the community, and now protesters are opposing a new upscale coffee house called Weird Wave Coffee Brewers. Two of the shop owners are white and one is Salvadorian. Photos by Saul Gonzalez

Weird Wave Coffee Brewers Owners
Mario Chavarria (center), Jackson Defa and John Schwarz are co-owners of Weird Wave Coffee Brewers. 

Weird Wave Coffee Brewers Protest
In front of Weird Wave Coffee Brewers, protesters hold a sign that translates to "out." 

Weird Wave Coffee Brewers Patron
A Latina woman named Peach Wolf supports Weird Wave Coffee Brewers

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Guest:
Saul Gonzalez - reporter for KCRW. Host, 'There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles' - @SaulKCRW

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