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Upscale Mar Vista isn't rolling with pot shop
Upscale Mar Vista isn't rolling with pot shop

The Highland Park Patient Collective has been praised by Yelp reviewers for its sample room where patients can try their meds, its PlayStation 3 and stockpile of games and its cheap outdoor kush that's good for rolling blunts. But don't expect the residents of Mar Vista to roll out the welcome mat when the collective moves into what used to be a landmark health food store. The former Mrs. Gooch's market on the corner of Palms and Centinela has been mostly empty for 10 years. Locals cheered up when they saw renovations going on this summer. They imagined a coffee shop, a bakery, a yoga studio. Instead, they'll be getting what's expected to be the city's...

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