Los Angeles Times

Shan Li

Writer

Shan Li covers the retail and restaurant industries for the Los Angeles Times. She previously reported on the California economy and the technology sector. A Texas native, she graduated from the business school at New York University, where she decided journalism was much more interesting than a job on Wall Street.

Recent Articles

  • Escape rooms are becoming a breakout form of entertainment

    Escape rooms are becoming a breakout form of entertainment

    With black hoods over their heads, five people trapped in a chain-link enclosure listen to an ominous monologue. "Hello, my delicious friends," the voice purrs. "I've lived here for five years, and I've spent much of that time collecting delicate morsels like yourselves to help me with my little...

  • Ousted American Apparel founder plans next act

    Ousted American Apparel founder plans next act

    Dov Charney, the founder of American Apparel, is eyeing South-Central Los Angeles as the site of his new apparel company. Charney, who was ousted from American Apparel in 2014, said downtown Los Angeles has become too expensive to start a business. He said he'd rather be in a place with more diversity...

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