Community Thwarts LivWrk-DFH Partners Attempt to Buy the Crenshaw Mall


We have confirmed that the agreement for LivWrk to purchase our beloved Crenshaw Mall was terminated as of Friday, December 11th. The following is the official statement from Downtown Crenshaw Rising:

Niki Okuk, Downtown Crenshaw Board Chair: "This is a tremendous Black community victory and testament to the power of the people. Downtown Crenshaw stood up and defeated LivWrk-DFH Partners, an unqualified out-of-town Trump-Kushner development partner, who sought to do harm to our beloved Crenshaw. On behalf of all of the leaders of this movement, we extend a heartfelt thank you to the nearly 13,000 people who signed our petition and sent in letters, hundreds of community organizations and civic leaders who stood united, and the many activists who took to the streets, from the powerful Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles crew to the Grandmamas of Downtown Crenshaw. We have shown that when we come together to defend our community, not even the powerful business partners and close friends of the president's family can defeat us."

Damien Goodmon, Downtown Crenshaw Board Member: "The Downtown Crenshaw Rising development team of global award-winning firms backed by the best of investors looks forward to sitting down with the public pension funds to identify a win-win. Our offer remains 5% over the next most credible offer."

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  • Dorothea Hughes
    commented 2020-12-29 19:20:05 -0800
    Congratulations Crenshaw ! We did it! How wonderful is that!
  • Sherry jones Jones
    commented 2020-12-15 22:11:37 -0800
    Excellent work for the community all….thank you Damien.
  • Sherry jones Jones
    commented 2020-12-15 22:10:32 -0800
    Yes! I’m so happy that the mall will remain “A Mall” in our community. It’s in great shape, it is frequently used by the community: our go to. We have black, brown and other businesses/restaurants for our use and we need the mall right where it is.
  • Downtown Crenshaw Team
    published this page in Blog 2020-12-15 13:02:53 -0800