Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The Evils of Eminent Domain in Hollywood
Small businesses make up the core of the livelihood of an area
oftentimes, blazing the way to develop or to revitalizing areas to be
Such has been the case in Hollywood. In the 1990s, businesses like Daddy's Bar moved into the area along Hollywood and Vine known as an undesirable area prone to crime. In time, the bar and other small businesses made the area attractive for tourists and locals. These small businesses have now been forced out by eminent domain, and the city then sold to redevelopers to make the whole block into a new upscale W hotel. Watch the video as Drew Carey interviews the people involved.