They think about what it felt like to lose Al’s Bar in 2001. When the dive that once hosted bands such as Nirvana and the Misfits closed, Jackson lost the bar beneath her old apartment. Richardson Banks lost her “neighborhood church.” And Seemayer lost the place he met his wife, the bartender, in 1981. Now it’s a yoga studio, and they joke about people doing downward dog on a floor that has seen so much vomit.
— Marisa Gerber - from “Arts District Changing Landscape is Worrisome to Longtime Residents via L.A. Times