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“Apolis: Common Gallery” Flagship Boutique Now Open in the Arts District in Downtown LA

“Apolis: Common Gallery” Flagship Boutique Now Open in the Arts District in Downtown LA
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Earlier this month, November 10th to be exact, a new and exciting men’s fashion boutique called “Apolis: Common Gallery” had their grand opening in Downtown LA’s Arts District. Why is it exciting? For one thing, if you haven’t been to … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Artisan House Debuts at 6th & Main in Downtown LA

Artisan House Debuts at 6th & Main in Downtown LA

Back in July 2011, I reported that a new “nameless” gourmet market and restaurant was coming to LA’s Historic Core, located at the corner of 6th/Main in the symbolic Pacific Electric Lofts. Then, we finally found out in October 2011 … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

First Republic Bank to Relocate into Promerica Bank Location in Downtown LA

First Republic Bank to Relocate into Promerica Bank Location in Downtown LA

As the Wilshire Grand Hotel prepares to be demolished early next year (2012) to make way for a $1 billion duo high-rise development including offices and hotels and possibly condos, the businesses that are currently on the ground floor must … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Fresh & Easy Express Market: A Perfect Fit for Downtown LA

Fresh & Easy Express Market: A Perfect Fit for Downtown LA

Earlier this month, Curbed LA reported that Fresh & Easy Express opened on La Cienega on the Westside, so I had to go check it out myself to see if it would be a good fit for Downtown LA, and … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Michael Antonio Flagship Store Opening on 7th Street in Downtown LA

Michael Antonio Flagship Store Opening on 7th Street in Downtown LA

Remember the chic transformation of the former long shuttered Okada Japanese restaurant building on 7th Street that I covered a few weeks ago? If you don’t remember, check out the amazing transformation. There was also some speculation about what would … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

A Look at Westin Bonaventure’s $35 Million Renovation in Downtown LA

A Look at Westin Bonaventure’s $35 Million Renovation in Downtown LA

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel is a “love it and hate it” kind of building in Downtown LA. You hate it because you wish the hotel was designed to be more interactive with the sidewalks surrounding it. You wish there were … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Pho Citi Flagship Location Now Open in Downtown LA

Pho Citi Flagship Location Now Open in Downtown LA

Pho Citi, a local LA Vietnamese restaurant chain known for being open 24 hours, opened their new flagship location in Downtown LA at 2nd and Hill right next to night life hot spot Redwood Bar and Grill. I spoke to … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Bob Hope Patriotic Hall Closed for $48 Million Renovation in Downtown LA

Bob Hope Patriotic Hall Closed for $48 Million Renovation in Downtown LA

Bob Hope Patriotic Hall (built in 1926) is one of the most significant historic structures south of the 10 freeway in Downtown LA. Located on Figueroa St right next to the new North American headquarters of Chinese automaker BYD, the … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Gensler Corporate Los Angeles Headquarters Now Open in Downtown LA

Gensler Corporate Los Angeles Headquarters Now Open in Downtown LA

Back in June of 2011, we talked about an incredible phenomenon happening in LA where many companies are deciding to relocate back into the city (Downtown LA) from the surrounding areas. Specifically, one of the biggest wins for Downtown LA … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Rite Aid Begins 24-Hour Operations in Downtown LA

Rite Aid Begins 24-Hour Operations in Downtown LA

In yet another sign that Downtown LA is becoming the 24-7 urban community we’ve been striving for, both Rite Aid locations located in the central city–one at 7th/Hope in the Financial District and one at 5th/Broadway in the Historic Core–have … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen