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AEG drops hotel project amid dispute at L.A. City Hall over convention center plans

AEG drops hotel project amid dispute at L.A. City Hall over convention center plans

Officials with entertainment giant Anschutz Entertainment Group said Thursday they are dropping plans for a 755-room hotel on Olympic Boulevard, the latest development in an escalating dispute over a proposal to put a hotel next to the Los Angeles Convention Center.

AEG spokesman Yusef Robb said the company will no longer pursue construction of a high-rise Marriott project, which was announced in March 2015. The decision is a direct result of the city’s ongoing effort to modernize the convention center in a way that would...

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