Monday, June 9, 2014
The Last Stand
Johansson will close the newsstand – the last in the Village – by the end of the month.
Emptying storefronts in Westwood and a media shift to focus on more online content contributed to the newsstand’s rapid decline of sales, Johansson said. He added that he thinks students had fewer reasons to venture into the Village as UCLA expanded and offered more services on campus...*
Full story from the Daily Bruin at http://dailybruin.com/2014/06/09/westwoods-last-newsstand-a-community-fixture-to-close/
*Next thing you know, UCLA will build a Grand Hotel! Seriously, although the university says it wants a prosperous Westwood without all the empty stores, it can't have it and - at the same time - have the campus become a self-contained, indirectly subsidized, food, lodging, and shopping center.