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Former Circuit City in East Hollywood Will Become (Yawn) Offices

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When a big chain like Circuit City goes belly up, leaving behind several locations bearing design quirks belonging to the defunct business, what becomes of those buildings is often the subject of much speculation in communities.

Such has surely been the case with the empty Circuit City (and its big red entry exterior wall) in East Hollywood, where, for a brief shining moment locals thought they'd be getting a Whole Foods.

Well, sorry, that's not going to be the case. And it's not going to be any other kind of market. Or roller disco, library, speedway, or even a church. It's going to be...yawn: offices, says CurbedLA.

Its tenant, the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, is renovating the building and will have employees moving in by the end of the year.

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Ed. note: A previous version of the story misstated the location as being Silver Lake. It's actually about a half-block out of the boundary of Silver Lake, and is, as was pointed out by readers, technically in East Hollywood. [map]