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In the days leading up to his birthday, it looks like Nipsey Hussle will be honored in a major way. Yesterday (Aug. 1), Hussle's girlfriend, Lauren London, announced on Instagram that the Marathon Clothing Store will temporarily have a gate.
"As a notice to the public, we're putting up a gate on Thursday, August 1st, 2019, to enclose the plaza at 3420 W. Slauson Ave. to start the early development stages of the forthcoming Nipsey Hussle Tower to commemorate and honor the life and legacy of Nipsey," reads the message that London shared on Instagram. "The Marathon Clothing Store will remain closed, but you can shop online at TheMarathonClothing.com."
Construction crews are hard at work. According to a Los Angeles Times report, crews are building an eight-foot-high chain-link fence around the Marathon Clothing Store. "The fence is part of a larger plan that got hatched a long time ago so we see that as a continuation of that vision," Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson said.
President of the Park Mesa Heights Community Council, Kahllid Al-Alim, explained that fans should be able to mourn the slain rapper in a way that's reflective of Hussle's values. Although he is unsure of what the fence will accomplish, Al-Alim is hoping for the best.
"I'm not sure what the fence would accomplish," Al-Alim said. "I hope we can get past the fence real quickly."
Although the newspaper doesn't reveal when the tower will officially be up, it's safe to assume that the team is working diligently. Earlier this week, we reported that police plan to be on high alert for Hussle's birthday, which lands on Aug.15. Authorities are expecting thousands to visit the Marathon Clothing Store in order to pay their respects.
Moreover, fans are looking forward to the creation of the Nipsey Hussle Tower. "It's crazy how Nipsey's life revolved around that parking lot and ultimately ended in that parking lot and now there's going to be a Nipsey Hussle Tower in that parking lot. Wow it's still crazy," one user wrote.
"Mans said 'I knew one day I would do it real big' and MEANT IT! 'Nipsey Hussle Tower' being built!" another user wrote.