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Three Galleries Evicted from Gallery Row Hub in Downtown

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Times are a-changin'... Three galleries--Pharmaka, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) and El Nopal Press--at the corner of 5th and Main were recently given eviction notices by the building's owner, reports blogdowntown: "While the notices were surprises, the move fits with the growth patterns that have characterized gallery districts around the country. Galleries enter a depressed but interesting neighborhood, help make it a safer and more vibrant place, and then are pushed out once rents rise. The three galleries, all located on the ground floor of the Amerland Group's Rosslyn Lofts, have long been aware that a time would come when the building owner would want to attract a tenant paying higher rents."