The arrival of an American Apparel billboard, plus new bars and shops, is being taken as an omen of the hipster apocalypse in Hollywood's Thai Town district. "The sign is a marker of Silver Lake overgrowing, spilling everywhere, and—most noticeably—Thai Town is becoming the newest recruiting zone for young, hip persons to live in its affordable Old Hollywood apartments," says a post at Guest of a Guest. "The safe, walking accessible neighborhood is becoming a new spot and is the young, economically challenged person’s alternative to Franklin Village and Los Feliz Village."
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