North Long Beach’s revitalization will be the focus of this month’s Beer & Politics forum

New development is either in the works or being proposed in North Long Beach, and on Thursday the public will get a chance to listen to some of the main players involved during Liberation Brewing Co.’s monthly Beer & Politics forum.

Join 9th District Councilman Rex Richardson, who represents North Long Beach, as he discusses the city’s newest historic district, its first homeless shelter and other privately-funded developments. He will be joined by the city’s Planning Bureau Manager Christopher Koontz and real estate developers Yanki Greenspan of Westland Real Estate and Tom Carpenter of Frontier Development.

While the proposed shelter and historic district in the area were announced earlier this year, North Long Beach made headlines over the last few years with the announcement of major developments like the Canvas project, headed by the founder of OC’s Anti-Mall, The Uptown Commons and The Uptown.

The free event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 at Liberation Brewing Co., 3630 Atlantic Ave. 

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.