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Clark’s Gallery Moving from Gallery Row to Financial District in Downtown LA

Clark’s Gallery Moving from Gallery Row to Financial District in Downtown LA

Photographer and Downtown LA resident, Clark Woodford, is moving his art gallery from the Historic Core (within the sphere of Gallery Row) to the heart of the Financial District. His photography gallery store, Clark’s Gallery, will replace DowntownLAGallery located right … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Caffe Primo Gets New Neon Signs in Downtown LA

Caffe Primo Gets New Neon Signs in Downtown LA

While walking through the Financial District today, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Caffe Primo–which opened exactly 3 months ago–installed their new neon signs. The orange red signs spelling out the restaurant’s name in all caps are eye-catching and … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Clade Men’s Boutique Now Open in Historic Core in Downtown LA

Clade Men’s Boutique Now Open in Historic Core in Downtown LA

If you want a glimpse into the future of LA and where Downtown LA is heading towards, you have to check out the corner of 6th and Spring in the heart of the Historic Core. Over the past couple of … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Maude Woods + Market on Holly St + Therapy Boutique = “Triple F” Synergy in Old Pasadena

Maude Woods + Market on Holly St + Therapy Boutique = “Triple F” Synergy in Old Pasadena

This Thursday, November 10, 2011, there will be a celebration in Old Pasadena to recognize a unique trio of shops that have formed an incredible synergy together, helping to transform once “quiet” Holly St into a bona fide destination. The … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Crepe X-Press Coming Soon to Downtown LA

Crepe X-Press Coming Soon to Downtown LA

A quick update on a new crepe shop coming to the Financial District in Downtown LA. Back in early September 2011, I posted an update on the leasing activity at the Pacific Center–a beautiful century-old office building on 6th Street … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

The Chic Transformation of the Okada Restaurant Building in Downtown LA

The Chic Transformation of the Okada Restaurant Building in Downtown LA

Over the weekend, the scaffolding and green tarp came down from the long-shuttered Okada Japanese restaurant building on 7th Street revealing an exciting new look, and amazingly, giving the block a noticeably fresher feeling–another “jolt in the arm” you could … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

[Video] City Target Construction Update at the New FIGat7th in Downtown LA

[Video] City Target Construction Update at the New FIGat7th in Downtown LA

It’s amazing for me to think about what it’s going to be like in exactly one year when the newly remodeled FIGat7th re-opens in Downtown LA along with the very much anticipated arrival of City Target as the first announced … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

[Video] City Target Construction Update at New FIGat7th in Downtown LA

[Video] City Target Construction Update at New FIGat7th in Downtown LA

It’s amazing for me to think about what it’s going to be like in exactly one year when the newly remodeled FIGat7th re-opens in Downtown LA along with the very much anticipated arrival of City Target as the first announced … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Ideas for Los Angeles: Upgrade Metro with Cleaner Plastic Seats and Easier-to-Read Countdown Timers

Ideas for Los Angeles: Upgrade Metro with Cleaner Plastic Seats and Easier-to-Read Countdown Timers

A couple of weeks ago I attended the ARA (AIDS Research Alliance) fundraiser in Downtown LA hosted at Cicada Restaurant on the ground floor of the beautiful historic 1927 Oviatt Building. I met a gentleman from San Francisco named Steve Villano … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Ocho Mexican Grill Opening Second Location on Bunker Hill in Downtown LA

Ocho Mexican Grill Opening Second Location on Bunker Hill in Downtown LA

Ocho Mexican Grill restaurant owner, Chris Zuber, sent me an email yesterday with some exciting news that he plans to open a second location in Downtown LA. Zuber has signed a lease taking over the long-shuttered Koo Koo Roo space at the … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen