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Next Up: Urban Renaissance for Chinatown LA

Next Up: Urban Renaissance for Chinatown LA

Part of LA’s true historical gems lie to the north of the 101 freeway. Unfortunately, when the 101 freeway was built–with its trench-like chasm slicing through and forming a deep scar in the landscape–it mercilessly destroyed the urban connection between … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Brigham Yen Readers Invited to Brigade Exclusive Sneak Peek this Sunday in Downtown LA

Brigham Yen Readers Invited to Brigade Exclusive Sneak Peek this Sunday in Downtown LA

Brigade is going to be an amazing addition to Downtown LA’s growing retail scene. We have the restaurants already, but now we’re getting the retail shopping. Brigade is a high fashion boutique selling clothing for both women and men and … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Uniqlo (Japan) and TopShop (UK) Coming to LA by 2012?

Uniqlo (Japan) and TopShop (UK) Coming to LA by 2012?

Some exciting news on the fashion retail front! Last week as I was in New York I learned that both Uniqlo (from Japan) and TopShop (from UK) are definitely planning on moving out to LA sometime in the near future. … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Ideas for Downtown LA: What Can Urban Los Angeles Learn from New York City?

Ideas for Downtown LA: What Can Urban Los Angeles Learn from New York City?

I just got back from a week in New York. It was my third time there this year, so I am definitely getting the hang of it. Every time I’m in Manhattan, I am inspired by the urban landscape (the … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Sustain Juicery Now Open in Downtown LA

Sustain Juicery Now Open in Downtown LA

Thanks to Downtown LA supporter and resident, Joshua Levi, for taking these trusty iPhone pictures and emailing them to me along with more info about the newly open Sustain Juicery (while I’m in New York for the week). Sustain Juicery, … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

American Film Market May Relocate to Downtown LA by 2013–A Win-Win for Hollywood and The City

American Film Market May Relocate to Downtown LA by 2013–A Win-Win for Hollywood and The City

Rumor in the Hollywood Reporter has it that the annual American Film Market, held at the Santa Monica Loews Hotel each year, is pondering a big move: leaving the Westside for the urban core to take place in downtown’s LA … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Salvage Lounge Grand Opening Sep 14, 2011 in Downtown LA

Salvage Lounge Grand Opening Sep 14, 2011 in Downtown LA

It was back in March 2011 when I posted about Salvage Lounge coming to Downtown LA’s burgeoning restaurant row on 7th St. Now the new eco-friendly lounge–almost everything used to build the interior was salvaged from the construction leftovers from … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Expo Line Phase 2 Groundbreaking Begins Today to Santa Monica

Expo Line Phase 2 Groundbreaking Begins Today to Santa Monica

Press release: Officials marked the start of construction today on Phase 2 of the Expo Line project, the light rail extension from Culver City to Santa Monica. Exposition Construction Authority Board Members, local elected officials and community stakeholders gathered for … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

The Vault Nightclub Expands by Adding “The Lounge” in Downtown LA

The Vault Nightclub Expands by Adding “The Lounge” in Downtown LA

The owner, Steve, of The Vault Nightclub (located at the SW corner of 8th/Hill) informs us that he is expanding his popular nightlife venue by adding a new addition called “The Lounge.” This new annex portion incorporates the long-shuttered New York … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Pacific Center Leasing Activity Update in Downtown LA

Pacific Center Leasing Activity Update in Downtown LA

The beautiful historic Pacific Center in Downtown LA’s financial district has been leasing up some of its last remaining retail spaces. According to building management, three new tenants have signed leases–”Magic Brittles,” Verizon Wireless, and State Bank of India (California)–adding … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen