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Carnitas Michoacan #3 in Boyle Heights is set to close after 33 years to make way for Panda Express

Carnitas Michoacan #3 in Boyle Heights is set to close after 33 years to make way for Panda Express

When Danny Quintana and Lily Diaz visit their family each year in Boyle Heights, they are usually pleased to discover that little has changed about their hometown.

Boyle Heights has fiercely opposed the forces of gentrification, and every time the couple flies or drives in from their new home in Arkansas, they find their favorite spots intact: King Taco for carne asada, El Siete Mares for ceviche, El Tepeyac for giant burritos and Carnitas Michoacan #3, home of the best nachos in town and open before school, after church, during holidays and long after all the bars close.

But when the couple arrived at Carnitas Michoacan on Sunday, clad in...

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