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Hollywood angst

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Construction cranes soar above the landmark corner of Hollywood and Vine. More than a dozen multimillion-dollar projects have been announced, launched or just completed in Hollywood that promise new stores, restaurants, apartments and towers of glass and steel.

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The love-hate battle over development that is playing out in neighborhoods all over the Southland is amplified in Hollywood.

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Residents and business owners prize the lingering charm of Hollywood’s golden past and fear the place they love is slipping away. “My worst-case scenario is that it loses the special flavor that is unique to Hollywood,” said neighborhood activist Cheryl Holland.

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When owner Michael Viscuso opens the Kress — a $12.5-million refurbishment of the Art Deco-style former Kress dime store — in a few weeks, it will house a nightclub, restaurant, sushi bar, banquet room and rooftop bar. Viscuso has assembled other property nearby with plans to add more stores and build a 15-story hotel-condominium.

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With traffic already awful at many hours, fears multiply that congestion will make Hollywood truly unbearable if developers aren’t reined in.

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