The shopping plaza home to The Marathon Clothing store will be enclosed as a tower is built to honor the life of Los-Angeles rap legend, Nipsey Hussle. 

Lauren London, actress and late partner to Nipsey Hussle, posted an announcement on behalf of The Marathon Clothing to Instagram. 

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“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,” read the post. 

Known for his work as an artist and for his contributions in the community, Hussle, born Ermias Ashgedom, was gunned down in front of the South Los Angeles clothing store on May 31st, as previously reported by Blavity. 

Construction for the Nipsey Hussle Tower will begin this month, just before what would have been the Grammy-nominated rapper’s 34th birthday on August 15th. The LAPD is already preparing for a large crowd to gather in honor and celebration of Hussle’s birthday at The Marathon Clothing store, according to Rap Up. 

Though the store front will continue to be closed as the Nipsey Hussle Tower is in its early stages of development, clothes are still available for purchase online at