LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marina del Rey - the aging Los Angeles County harbor area that for decades drew boaters, tourists and bar-hoppers - may be ready for another makeover.
The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1hpMUV7 ) says the county this month unveiled a blueprint envisioning new nightclubs and restaurants, a new civic center and wider, walkable promenades.
There also are plans for a new yacht club facility and a developer wants to build a luxury hotel to replace most of Fisherman's Village, a shabby and mostly empty nautical-themed shopping area.
In the 1960s Marina del Rey was known as the nation's largest man-made recreational boating harbor. Nowadays, expensive high-rises surround the faded core and tourists head to nearby Santa Monica.
But officials say they want to make the marina a vibrant destination again.
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