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Community claims victory in shopping center battle

BALDWIN HILLS — Black community leaders took a victory lap this week in response to the news that CIM Group, a Los Angeles-based real estate developer, had dropped its bid to buy the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. “CIM has concluded that the community, the mall, and CIM are best served by us stepping aside,’” CIM Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: Community wins battle for Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Mission accomplished. A diverse coalition of community organizations united in what can only be described as an epic battle like David vs. Goliath. Goliath was the CMI Group, which announced publicly last month that it had agreed in principal to buy the historic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The announcement was met with immediate shock and Read More…

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CIM Group backs out of plans to buy Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

LOS ANGELES — Developer CIM Group has backed out of plans to buy the iconic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping center, following pressure from black community leaders who argued the purchase represented gentrification and was a threat to South L.A. and its economic interests. A virtual community meeting to discuss next steps for the mall Read More…