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Willard Ford's live-work space in Chinatown up for grabs

Lauren Beale
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Willard Ford's Chinatown hot spot for sale

Among the more interesting live-work spaces to come on the market in downtown L.A. this spring is Willard Ford’s Kim Sing Theatre, which is listed at $4.5 million.

Yes, the owner is A-list actor Harrison Ford’s son. He’s made a go of using the place in Chinatown for events, as a retail showroom and as his private residence.

The onetime vaudeville house and movie theater, built in 1926, retains its original bow truss ceilings and neon theater. Most of the building has been reworked and modernized to include a large kitchen, an audio-visual room, a two-story showroom, retail space and an outdoor courtyard.

There are four retail spaces and a total of about 9,000 square feet of space.

The industrial-style residential loft has 3,500 square feet of living space in two stories, three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The self-contained master suite has its own entrance, a loft office and a kitchen. 

Ford bought the property in 2000 for $300,000, public records show.

David Kean of Teles Properties is the listing agent.

Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times

UPDATE

May 27, 4:15 p.m.: This post has been updated with the number of retail spaces available at the property and its square footage.

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