We are surprised we haven’t seen this on your site yet. As you know the Crenshaw/LAX line is getting ready to open and coincidentally a long shuttered business across the street mysteriously catches fire in the middle of the night.
The place where the homeless regularly camp out at the old Payless Shoe Source building is no more. Someone must not want the riders to see the homeless as soon as they roll into Inglewood until the transit connector is built.
At one point Metro had a lien on the property and alleged to be close to someone on city council.
Keep in mind the people mover is coming and it’s easier for this building to burn to the ground than pay market rate under eminent domain. The entire site is going to be taken for the transit connector.
Last time a fire like this happened the city was reimagining the shopping center at Crenshaw and Imperial where CVS is.
Coincidence? Arson? Insurance fraud?