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It's last call for the King Eddy Saloon in Downtown LA

by Alex Schmidt, The California Report | Take Two

The King Eddy in Downtown Los Angeles. The Saloon will go under renovations after the summer of this year. Andres Aguila/KPCC

The King Eddy Saloon in Downtown L.A. has been a watering hole for decades, once serving up drinks to writers like John Fante and Charles Bukowski. It's located on Skid Row and, in fact, it's the last bar there.  

But the neighborhood is rapidly gentrifying and King Eddy's days are numbered. The California Report's Alex Schmidt has the story.

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