Desiree Edwards- Watts Coffee House

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Watts Coffee House

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I spent this past week at a little-known gem down in South L.A.

Its past is long and winding. After a police stop turned violent, sparking riots that tore through Watts in 1965, a group of churches transformed an old furniture store on a fire-charred street. They created the Watts Happening Coffee House, and amid an explosion of pride and creativity that rooted in this corner of the city during the ’60s, it became a smoke-filled community hub.

1827 E 103 St. Los Angeles 90002


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