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Little Tokyo Lofts Get Mental, Residents Say No Thanks

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Anyone living downtown in an old converted warehouse is familiar with the specific brand of glee the comes with learning that the big empty retail space on the groundfloor of your building or across the street from your front door has finally been filled. In a downtown that is still growing and adding services for the ever-expanding resident population, any new service is met with excitement. As in: Will it be a Trader Joe's?

Imagine, then, the reaction of Little Tokyo Lofts residents when they learned what was going into their ground floor retail space: a mental health service organization. Um, yeah.