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Koreatown’s coffehouse boom

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Waitress Saem Choi takes orders from customers at Heyri Coffee House in Koreatown during their grand opening on Saturday night. As Korean immigrants become wealthier, more and more are investing in highend coffee shops in Koreatown. (Ringo H.W. Chiu / for the Times)
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The Heyri took two years to build and cost more than a million dollars. (Ringo H.W. Chiu / for the Times)
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A woman enjoys the outdoor patio at Cafe Jack on Western Avenue. Ultra-upscale coffee houses are the next big thing in Koreatown. They are modeled after spots in Seoul -- and are a welcomed addition to a district known for its many bars, liquor stores and nightclubs. (Richard Hartog, Los Angeles Times)
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The coffee and tea counter at Cafe Jack on Western Avenue. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
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Traffic whizzes past Cafe Jack on Western Avenue. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
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Jack Shin at his Cafe Jack on Western Avenue. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
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