As Downtown Los Angeles continues to experience its transformative gentrification, many of its smaller spaces are under pressure to be revamped, rebuilt or in some cases demolished. DIY art and music venue, The Smell is such a space at risk. An intimate, one-storey building located at 247 South Main St, The Smell recently received a notice of demolition on Memorial Day. Even before this upsetting news, The Smell has seen hard times. The Smell’s rent, as with many parts of Downtown, has skyrocketed seventy percent within the last year.