Very little remains of the 'original' locally run shops and restaurants in Venice. However, Chris Featherstone of Glencrest BBQ has served southern style food for over twenty years. He's one of a few locals, and the only African American owner left on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. He remembers the black owned barbershop that used to be next door, and the jazz club across the street. Now he hardly knows anyone, and explains that it's so competitive; establishments turn over in less than a year.
Out to Make a Dollar
"You can't even find a one bedroom house around here for a million dollars."
"When I was growing up I had four brothers and sisters and we all lived in a one-bedroom house, but we were very happy."