For the past year, George Lucas has been trying to find a home for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum. According to Artnet, San Francisco and Chicago have been vying for the $1 billion institution to be built in their neck of the woods, but now there is added competition as Los Angeles wants a piece of the Lucas pie.
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has started a #WhyLucasInLA campaign to get the director to set up shop in the space that is currently the LA Sports Arena in Exposition Park. Molly Fowler, a spokesperson for the mayor, told CBS Los Angeles that the deal would be a "win-win for us and the Lucas Museum... We are the capital of the entertainment and creativity world, so it felt totally natural for a museum focused on building storytellers to be located right here in LA."
With local businesses and residents joining in on the campaign, Chicago and San Francisco may have to step their game up if they want to win Lucas over.