|Boyle Heights/Los Angeles is ground zero in the coffee shop wars|
From Pacific Standard Magazine (October 2017): It's a timeless axiom that once a high-end coffee shop arrives in a low-income neighborhood, residents can kiss goodbye manageable rents and a lasting local culture, not to mention the absence of man-buns. There's certainly a measure of truth to that sentiment: Coffee shops have accompanied neighborhood change in places as far-flung as Williamsburg, New York; Oak Park, Sacramento; and Delano, Wichita. But the coffee shop ire has reached new heights in recent weeks, following the recent opening of a café in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Click here for rest of article
From Los Angeles Times: After vandals hit Weird Wave Coffee House, a target by some local activists for promoting gentrification, more than 100 customers returned the next day to support the new business. Click Here for rest of article.