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Boyle Heights' Giant Sears Building to Get Major Makeover

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Last year, DTLA developer Izek Shomof famously purchased the historic 1927 Sears Tower in Boyle Heights for a cool $32.1 million. After promising a serious makeover for the 1.8M-square-foot distribution center, we now have a first look at the preliminary renderings via our sister site Curbed LA. The project will hopefully be completed in two years.

During a recent community meeting, Shomof and the tower's co-owner Leo Pustilnikov revealed that the renovated property, which will take about two years to finish, will feature "retail, office space and a lot of new apartments." In addition to maintaining Sears' existing store on the first level, the ground floor will also be home to the new shopping options. Floors two and three will host workspaces and floors four through ten will feature at least 1,000 residential units ranging from studios to two bedrooms.

When it's finally completed, we're hoping the project's all-encompassing approach will bring new value to the area and new spirit to the community.
· First Look at Makeover Plans For Boyle Heights Sears Building [Curbed LA]

Sears Building

2650 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA