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Developers break ground on new Downtown Marriott hotels

By Hayley Fox — June 26, 2012

The $172-million project will add a Marriott Courtyard and a Marriott Residence Inn to the area surrounding L.A. Live. The project is expected to be completed by 2014.

Courtesy Michael Bowe

Brewmaster responds: An open letter from the former Angel City owner

By Hayley Fox — June 20, 2012 — 1 Comment

Angel City Brewery's founder and previous owner writes an open letter to Downtowners, beer lovers and entrepreneurs -- about the successes and shortfalls of his homemade business.

Courtesy of SPARC/ Johanna Poethig

Signature Broadway mural to be removed, relocated

By Emily Chu — June 19, 2012 — 4 Comments

The DTLA mural of golden arms reaching towards a vibrant red sky is located on a building near 4th and Broadway. Last night, the process began to remove the painting piece-by-piece.

Andrew Lopez

'It's not just another bar,' says new owner of Downtown's King Eddy Saloon

By Hayley Fox — June 18, 2012 — 5 Comments

The 5th and Los Angeles bar will keep its name but change its aesthetic. "It's a neighborhood bar," owner Michael Leko said, "and the neighborhood's changing."

Broadway historic theaters adapt to ensure the show goes on

By Sonali Kohli — June 05, 2012 — 6 Comments

Downtown's theaters have maintained much of their architecture over the past century, but have had to adapt to changing technology and L.A. demographics.

Community uses guerrilla gardening to spruce up Skid Row

By Sonali Kohli — May 22, 2012

Skid Row activists say they want to fix the gray that's everywhere in this Downtown neighborhood, and they're using plants to do it.

Wilshire Grand hotel Tony Pierce / KPCC

Wilshire Grand to be replaced with 70-floor, $1 billion luxury hotel

By Hayley Fox — May 22, 2012 — 2 Comments

Downtown's Wilshire Grand will soon be demolished and a luxury hotel will take its place. The new skyscraper will be the second tallest building in the Southland -- coming in close behind its DTLA neighbor, the US Bank building.

Hayley Fox

Clifton's renovation uncovers what could be oldest piece of neon in the world

By Hayley Fox — May 18, 2012 — 2 Comments

The themed cafeteria on Broadway is undergoing a complete makeover as owner Andrew Meieran works to update the restaurant and resurrect the tiki bar. As progress continues, he's uncovered layers of the landmark's history.

Grand Ave. Civic Center Park could open by June

By Tony Pierce — May 08, 2012 — 1 Comment

Among other features, the park will boast a performance lawn, a grand event lawn, ADA-accessible walkways, a dog run and a community terrace area showcasing plants from around the world.

Courtesy of Metro

Metro begins discussion about Union Station's future

By Andrew Lopez — April 26, 2012 — 2 Comments

Six architecture teams vying for a bid to create a master plan for the future of Union Station, showed off their "high concept" vision of the transportation hub in 2050.

Courtesy of Gensler, V Studios

New renderings of Farmers Field released

By Andrew Lopez — April 19, 2012 — 3 Comments

New renderings appeared on Facebook Wednesday afternoon with images of conference rooms, auto shows and ice skating.