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Martin's Bowling Alley: A Tale of the Insiders and Outsiders

The story of gentrification seems simple—that greedy property developers buy large tracts of land, tear them down, and build condos. Before that happens, expensive coffee shops move in, replacing family-owned businesses and pricing longstanding citizens out. It's a tale of insiders and outsiders, of interlopers moving into domestic spaces. The imminent shutdown of Martin's Bowling Alley on King and Sherman might seem to be one of those narratives.

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