JEFFERSON PARK : Taco Bell Going Up on Site of Riot Fire

Construction has begun on a Taco Bell restaurant at 2800 Crenshaw Blvd., marking the transformation of an empty lot that had been a glaring reminder of the 1992 riots.

The restaurant, scheduled to open April 5, is going up at the former site of a Pep Boys auto supply store. Pep Boys decided not to rebuild the store, which was partially burned during the riots.

The store will create about 30 new jobs, officials said.

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