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Touring Downtown WIFI: 7+Fig

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, December 12, 2008, at 02:14PM
7+Fig Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Visitors to 7+Fig can currently see Santa on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

An inverted shopping mall may not be the first place you think of when looking for a WIFI spot Downtown, but 7+Fig is actually one of the better places to plug in and get some work done. With a food court, Starbucks, newsstand and plenty of seating, there's a enough variety to find something to suit your needs.

While the Starbucks offers its own WIFI, what we're interested in here is the 7+Fig Public Access SSID available throughout the main part of the complex. It's an open signal with no logins or bounce pages.

Traditionally, outdoor WIFI spots become a problem in the sunshine, with glare knocking out your ability to see the screen. 7+Fig's inverted structure is an asset here, offering good options with deep shade for prime laptop viewing.

For those working during lunch hours, live piano music from the lower level makes for a nice change from your typical piped in music.

Power outlets are available, but it may take a little creativity to spot at outlet near a table. On the lower level, note the outlets at the base of the palm trees.

PROS: Food and drink options of varying sorts. Open restrooms located on the food court level, down a service hallway. Solid connection.

CONS: Lots of passing foot traffic can lead to a lack of concentration. It's a trek from working space to bathrooms.

TIP: The middle level offers tables away from the food court, and a couple are near outlets.

7+Fig at Ernst & Young Plaza / 735 S. Figueroa


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