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Bergamot Station's tenants at odds over its future as Expo Line nears
Bergamot Station's tenants at odds over its future as Expo Line nears

It's been 27 years since the last train rumbled into Santa Monica's Bergamot Station. For the last two decades, the former rail depot has enjoyed a second life as an arts complex, with its corrugated steel rail-yard warehouses repurposed as homes for art galleries and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Now the trains are about to return: A new station for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Exposition Line is being built alongside the Bergamot Station arts complex. When the line opens in a year or two, it will deliver riders to the arts hub's doorstep. Santa Monica city officials are now faced with deciding what kind of arts hub riders will step into — the funky-but-chic one that...

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