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Empty NoHo Lot Used in Pulp Fiction to Become 26 Unit Apartment

Bruce Willis who plays "Butch" in Pulp Fiction walking through empty lot.
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This latest hearing proposal calls for the construction of a 26 unit apartment building measuring 3 stories at a maximum height of 40 feet. The project takes place at 11818 (single family home) and 11828 (vacant lot) Runnymede St in North Hollywood. 
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The single family home will be demolished which measures 4 Beds/3 Baths on 2,257 sqft on a total lot size of 10,383 sqft built in 1947. This home was purchased on March 31, 2015 for $440K by 11282 Runnymede LLC. 
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The vacant lot measures 19,320 sqft which was purchased by the same LLC on December 19, 2014 for $650k. This lot was actually featured in 1994's cult classic, Pulp Fiction (other SFV locations can be viewed here), directed by Quentin Tarantino. At this location, Bruce Willis, who plays "Butch," walks to his apartment using the empty lot as a shortcut after parking his car one block south to avoid being seen from anyone. Suprsingly, this lot has remained vacant since 1994 but it wasnt always that way. Using, this land appeared to be the main location for possibly a ranch home going back to the last available year 1952. Sometime in between 1980 and 1989, the home was destroyed. [Update Feb 15, 2016]: An online search revealed that the home on this property was abandoned and became the location for a murder of a 16 year old who had killed a rookie police officer. The home was later demolished sometime in 1988 or 1989 where the lot has been empty ever since. You can read more detail at the LA Times: Rookie Office Dies in Struggle for Gun; Suspect, 16, Killed published on June 8, 1988. [End Update].

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