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Beyond Baroque - Saved!

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As we lamented in February, Beyond Baroque was in danger of losing its lease and Venice was in danger of losing one of the most unique places for poets to gather and perform their work. Mere hours before their lease was to expire, L.A. City Council voted to extend the lease for 25 more years - at only $1 a year!

What could be more exciting than Beyond Baroque getting a stay of execution? The evidence that "emotional blog posts" and "the angst in the blogosphere" had something to do with it. We were part of the angst, as were many other blogs, several of our commenters, and those who emailed us with concern and outrage.

If angst can save Beyond Baroque, can it save Dutton's? Or at least pave the way for Dutton's to open in a new location? If so, consider this an emotional blog post full of angst. Full. Of. Angst.

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Previously on LAist:
Save Beyond Baroque!
Why Saving Dutton's Matters
Dutton's Closing for Good
Goodbye Dutton's: You Were a Bright Spot
Goodbye Dutton's: Thank You Beverly Hills