Flops: Jay Z’s Big Made in America Festival Will Not Come Back to LA

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The two-day festival took over all of Grand Park, across from City Hall, and led to days of street closures and, during the festival, the shutdown of a Metro stop. It was also guarded over by 250 LAPD officers. But for all that trouble, it didn’t really make the city a ton of money. A report by the Times showed that the event generated $792,000 in revenue, but “racked up around $761,000 in city costs, much of it from police patrols, street closures and trash pickup,” for a grand total of $31,000.

The festival has always been held in Philadelphia, but last year it had a separate outpost in Los Angeles. This year, that outpost will reportedly/possibly be held on New York City’s Liberty Island instead. But Jay Z still loves LA more than NYC—he, Beyoncé, and Blue Ivy are renting a $150k-a-month mansion in Beverly Hills.

· Made in America won’t be returning to Los Angeles [LAT]

· Your Complete Guide to Getting In and Around DTLA’s Made in America Festival This Weekend [Curbed LA]

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