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Plans revealed for Silver Lake landmark

The former home of Tokio Florist on Hyperion Avenue must be preserved and converted into office space, What Now LA reported.

Plans call for a 3-story office building and a small storefront to be built next to the 111-year-old Tudor-style house where Tokio Florist, owned by the Sakai/Kozawa family, operated from 1960 to 2006.

The house, situated on a half-acre lot in what is now a bustling commercial area, was originally built in the Mid City neighborhood and moved to its current location in 1929.

Redcar, which is redeveloping the property, is involved in numerous other projects in Echo Park, Highland Park and Elysian Valley.

In other real estate news:

Echo Park: A documentary film company occupies more than 30,000 square feet of production and post-production space at Alvarado Street and Bellevue Avenue, just north of the 101 freeway, Variety reported. XTRwhose credits include Oscar-nominated “Ascension” benefits from streaming, which has made documentaries more accessible to a global audience, says CEO Bryn Mooser.

Eagle Rock: A 5-bedroom Spanish Colonial Revival designed by Godfrey Edwards has gone on sale for $2,949,000 – the first time it’s been on the market in about 60 years, according to Dirt. The century-old Hill Drive home sits on just over half an acre.

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Featured price reductions this week include a $9,100 slice on a Silver Lake Apartmenta reduction of $31,000 on a East LA Traditional and a $151,000 chop on a Eagle Rock townhouse.

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Glassell Park: The Glassell Park Ward Council will host a Council District 1 Candidates Forum on Monday, May 2. Public Policy Advocate Eunisse Hernández stands against the holder Gil Cedillo in the June 6 primary.

Update from El Sereno: Authorities say foul play is not currently suspected in the death of Valentin Broeksmit, the self-proclaimed “comically terrible spy” whose body was found Monday on the Wilson High Campus. However, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Central Bureau Homicide Detective Carrero-Ortiz at 213-996-4118 or email [email protected]

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  • Friday, April 29: Muddy Paw Artist Showcase | Silver Lake
  • Saturday April 30: Cosmic Shift opening | Hifi stereo
  • Sunday May 1: concert by Lila Downs | El Sereno

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Cheer!: Taquero Highland Park Villa Victor won a $100,000 prize that will help him turn his pop-up into a restaurant.

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