Taking a Sit on Main
Main street shop owner Stella Dottir tests out a new bench near her shop.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES —
There was an unusual amount of excitement on Main street last Wednesday afternoon when a city crew rolled up with benches to be placed in front of the Regent Theatre building, specifically Metropolis Books. The big city turned small town as shop owners gathered to watch a crew of six carefully position the new street furniture, adjusting until it was just right.
The two benches are half of a four-piece installation. The seating is a component of the Main street streetscaping project funded by Community Development Block Grant funds. The project also includes the stamped pedestrian crosswalks and new lighting installed along Main.