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Residents clash over proposed expansion of the Church on York
Residents clash over proposed expansion of the Church on York

The operator of the Church on York, a budding Highland Park music and entertainment venue, went before the Los Angeles Department of City Planning on Wednesday to argue that the space needs a liquor license and a full designation as a restaurant/bar to survive. Young publicist-turned-entrepreneur Graeme Flegenheimer is seeking to transform the former church into a multi-use performance spot that would also serve beer and wine and hold a small on-site restaurant.  Nearby businesses and local musicians spoke out in favor of the venue's plans, hailing Church on York as a much-needed arts and performance space in the neighborhood. Many who live near the venue, however, expressed...

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