The AIDS Healthcare Foundation—which has grown increasingly involved in homelessness, development, and preservation battles—will move into the shuttered Orchard Supply Hardware store on Hollywood Boulevard on the border of Los Feliz and East Hollywood.
A spokesperson says the sprawling commercial building will house an Out of the Closet thrift store, as the organization’s shop at Sunset and El Centro in Hollywood stands to be demolished to make way for a 270-unit apartment complex. That store will close in November.
The former OSH space, which was built in 2017 and spans 38,520 square feet, will also hold the headquarters of the foundation’s public health division and a wellness center. AHF also has a space near Franklin Boulevard and Western Avenue in Hollywood and offices in a high-rise at Argyle Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.
AHF’s new space will be surrounded by new development. Two mixed-use apartment complexes are under construction between Normandie and Vermont avenues in Hollywood; a small-lot development is planned on that strip as well.