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LA Times Talks LA Live vs. Grand Ave.

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, September 15, 2005, at 10:24AM

A piece in the LA Times today titled "2 Projects, 2 Visions of Downtown's Future" talks about the differences between the LA Live and Grand Ave. projects, and includes some quotes from DLANC Board member Russell Brown.

"If the two projects were more similar, they would be competition," Brown said. "But being at the opposite ends of the spectrum," he said, "they actually complement each other."

I'm tired of so much ink being given to the Bonaventure's complaints about the small amount of City money going to support the hotel component of the project. The City puts money in to support big developments all the time, and the only reason they're complaining is that they don't want competition. In my mind there is no question that the hotel and the rest of the LA Live development will do great things for the Convention Center. I like the idea of more convention money coming into Downtown. I think in the end that's good for everyone.


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