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$1 Dogs (Thursday 10/20/11) to Celebrate 1-Year Anniversary of Dog Haus in Pasadena

$1 Dogs (Thursday 10/20/11) to Celebrate 1-Year Anniversary of Dog Haus in Pasadena

Watch me devour my two favorite dogs (the Downtown Dog and Soo Cali) in my video interview above! You may remember my interview back in January 2011 with Hagop Giragossian, the owner of Dog Haus in Pasadena (near Pasadena City … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Industrial Restaurant Installs New Signs in Downtown LA

Industrial Restaurant Installs New Signs in Downtown LA

Usually it seems like permanent signs go up after the opening of a new restaurant, but the new restaurant Industriel–located at the corner of 6th and Grand in the Financial District–decided to do things a little differently. Downtown supporter and … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Artisan House Restaurant Comes to the Pacific Electric Lofts in Downtown LA

Artisan House Restaurant Comes to the Pacific Electric Lofts in Downtown LA

Back in July 2011, we talked about a new “gourmet market” coming to LA’s Historic Core that would later be code named “Fuse.” Well, a reader by the name of Francis Aquino sends in these trusty iPhone pictures taken today (Friday), and … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

New Mattresses Seen Stored in Clark Hotel in Downtown LA

New Mattresses Seen Stored in Clark Hotel in Downtown LA

Last month, there was some apparent overt activity with mattresses being moved into the Clark Hotel in broad daylight. And you might also remember the Youtube video revealing the pool deck? And now blogdowntown has a picture from the Clark … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

United Artists Theater Purchased by Hotel Developer in Downtown LA

United Artists Theater Purchased by Hotel Developer in Downtown LA

The United Artists Theater has been purchased by Greenfield Partners, a national hotel developer and real estate investment company based in Norwalk, CT. The historic theater built in 1927–one of twelve beautiful theaters on Broadway in Downtown LA–was purchased for … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Spring Street Park (Finally) Breaks Ground in Downtown LA

Spring Street Park (Finally) Breaks Ground in Downtown LA

After more than a month-long delay, the very much anticipated ground breaking of Spring Street Park finally took place last week on Thursday (October 6, 2011). The almost-one acre park replaces a surface asphalt parking lot (aka “deadzone”) and will … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Rio Ranch Market Still Coming to Downtown LA

Rio Ranch Market Still Coming to Downtown LA

It was almost a year ago when the Downtown News reported that the Riverside-based grocery chain, Rio Ranch Market, would be coming to Downtown LA’s Chinatown district at the prominent intersection of Grand and Cesar Chavez (a stone’s throw from … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Goodbye Guess, Hello Madewell and Other Retail Updates in Old Pasadena

Goodbye Guess, Hello Madewell and Other Retail Updates in Old Pasadena

The LA-based fashion retailer, Guess, has closed their location in Old Pasadena (thanks to one of our readers Andrea Gardner-Bernstein for the alert). According to the Old Pasadena Management District, Guess will be replaced by Madewell (a subsidiary line from … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Therapy Boutique Coming Soon to Old Pasadena

Therapy Boutique Coming Soon to Old Pasadena

The upscale and trendy women’s boutique, Therapy, that was one of the first tenants at the then-new Paseo Colorado about ten years ago, is relocating into a new space in Old Pasadena. Therapy joins a list of other retailers that … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Did You Know? One Wilshire in Downtown LA is the Telecommunications Hub of the West Coast

Did You Know? One Wilshire in Downtown LA is the Telecommunications Hub of the West Coast

I thought this was interesting. Not a lot of people know this but Downtown LA happens to be the telecommunications hub of the entire West Coast. One building says it all and that’s the One Wilshire tower located at the … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen