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Downtown's All A-Twitter

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at 09:41PM

Downtown's an early adopter when it comes to new technology, so it should come as little surprise that there's no shortage of neighborhood businesses making use of mini-messaging system Twitter.

Whether you're looking for a bite to eat or in search of information to plan a night out, there's a Downtown business offering up 140-character tidbits hoping to pull you their direction.

Looking for somewhere to refresh yourself? Maybe you want to stop for a coffee at @lot44coffee or a fresh brew at @siptea. You could always grab something @martycafe, in the Hotel Cecil.

If you're looking for something more substantial, perhaps you want to grab a bite at @LawrysCarveryLA or @JLoungeLA. They aren't even open yet, but you can already follow @TraderVics and @BottegaLouie.

Those looking to shop can find art and architecture supplies via @rawmaterials, or grab some reading material a few doors down at @MetropolisBooks. In South Park and in the market for furniture? Check out @MaderaHome.

Even aside from the restaurants, L.A. Live's doing more than its share of tweeting. One can find general info at @LA_LIVE, or find venue specific tidbits via @NokiaTheatreLA or @ClubNokia. @TheGRAMMYMuseum has all the info on the museum's special programs.

Those in for the arts can find out about plays via Alexandria residents @CoA_Theater. Art Walk info can be found via @DowntownArtWalk, while @PGLA will keep you up to speed on installations from Phantom Galleries. A bit to the north there's @BreweryArtWalk, coming up April 18 - 19. Looking for the details on Downtown's favorite summer concert series? Check @GrndPerfrmances.

Looking to stay up on the goings on in one of Downtown's landmarks? Follow @BiltmoreLA for info on the 1922 hotel. More modern, but also a hotel is @thebonaventure (and they've been using twitter to give away free stays).

In the market for a place to live? @ConcertoLA says their sales center opens tomorrow.

It's evening and you're in the mood for... well, just about anything? As of May 1, you can give a shout to @PirateCourier and they'll bring a delivery your way.

Downtown Center BID will give you news and promotions via @downtown_la, while @LTSC offers happenings from Little Tokyo. Angelenic may be in dormancy as a website, but Rich is still offering up Downtown observations at @angelenic.

And, of course, how could we not end this sort of a list by reminding you to give a follow to @blogdowntown?

Who'd we miss? I'm sure there are other Downtown businesses out there twittering away. Let us know in the comments.


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