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Porn Stars, Loopnet, and the Hotel Cecil

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, September 06, 2006, at 10:09PM

It's odd to get your commercial real estate news through the blogs of porn stars, but sometimes that's just the hand you're dealt. Google's spam-filled blogsearch led me today to this account of the Hotel Cecil written by Tanya Danielle (warning -- that is a link to a porn site).

The 600-room Hotel Cecil was built in 1927 and sits on the edge of skid row in downtown Los Angeles. For years I had wanted to go inside it, but somehow had never gotten around to doing so. I had made the same mistake with the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and ultimately missed my opportunity altogether. ... I wish I had checked into the Park Plaza for an afternoon or maybe a night while I still could, but I waited too long and now it is no longer open to the public or used as a hotel. In all likelihood the Hotel Cecil will be closed to the public in the future as well. Recently I noticed that commercial real estate site Loopnet.com has a listing offering the Hotel Cecil for sale. Presumably investors will purchase the property at some point and convert it into yet another pricy Los Angeles pseudo-loft development.

I hadn't realized the Cecil was for sale, so I checked Loopnet and indeed it is. They're asking $29,500,000 if you're interested.

The part of Danielle's tale that's posted on the blogspot page is fascinatingly well-written. I can offer no opinion on the promised "rest of the twisted story" only available to members of her site.

What sort of confused world is this when porn stars are talking about Loopnet in blogs?

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