No Sign of BMW Dealership on Flattened Wilshire Space


"Build it and they will come.
" Maybe, but first you have to build the thing. As it is, finds Curbed L.A., all that a local BMW dealership has dug is "two bald construction spots on Wilshire Blvd."

A planned dealership's emergence near La Brea Avenue has sputtered in the face of the perfect storm: Collapsing economy and dying car demand. Add to this the fact that you practically can't give land away under current market conditions and you have a trophy car enterprise stuck with the holes it put in the ground.

Curbed notes that the BMW dealership demolished a Bob's Big Boy and an Art Deco Lou Ehlers Caddy showroom in the process of preparing its boot -- I mean, footprint. The Curbed post took on a food-fight atmosphere as readers used it as an excuse to argue about luxury cars.


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