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There is an English vocabulary gentrifying, which comes from the word gentleman.
Gentrifying is used as a reference of a place where there are many office towers, well-dressed people, food and beverage are a bit more expensive but also of good quality, we can say this place is gentrifying.
In Chinese, gentrifying can be 小资xiǎo zī, it is an adjective usually used to describe something or someone, a bit expensive, but with luxury, elegant and classic or artistic vibe.
If you want to say this place is gentrifying you can say: 这个地方很小资zhè gè dì fāng hěn xiǎo zī. It can also be used before nouns as modifiers, for example, a gentrifying coffee shop: 小资的咖啡馆xiǎo zī de kā fēi guǎn.