“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.