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GentrificationWatch: Rose Avenue

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Like we said, Venice is really getting un-weird lately--the LA Times looks at Rose Avenue, the latest stretch to be choked with $12 juices and pretentiously-named cafe items (we are all looking at you, Cafe Gratitude): "Urban planners say Rose Avenue is unlikely to become the next Abbott Kinney ... but the breakneck pace of change along these once shabby blocks connecting Lincoln Boulevard to Pacific Avenue suggests that the down-and-out bohemian days of this countercultural beach neighborhood are numbered." And this could just be the beginning for Venice ... [LAT]