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LAPD Motorpool

By Eric Richardson — June 19, 2008 — 5 Comments

It was only back in February that the LAPD Motorpool site on Main street was cleared with the demolition of M.J. Higgins Gallery, but framing work for the new garage...


Arts District

By Eric Richardson — June 18, 2008 — 1 Comment

Perhaps the Downtown Art Walk shouldn't be so proud of its L.A. APA Awards win. Curbed has a list of the winners, and one of the awards went to the Planning Department...


Pershing Square's Palm Court

By Eric Richardson — June 17, 2008 — 8 Comments

City Council today voted to assert jurisdiction over the recent Park Commissioners decision to move forward with a $190,000 renovation of Pershing Square's Palm...


Downtown Housing Forum Eric Richardson

Developers Say Downtown Market Still Strong, Despite Recent Troubles

By Eric Richardson — June 17, 2008 — 2 Comments

At today's 10th Annual CCA Downtown Housing Forum, developers made the case that Downtown is still a great place to be developing residential properties. Developer...


Loft Appeal Grand Opening Eric Richardson

Loft Appeal Expands; Opens Second Location in the Arts District

By Eric Richardson — June 16, 2008 — 2 Comments

On Saturday night, Downtown furnishings staple Loft Appeal held the grand opening for its second store, located in the Arts District. Owners Rich Reams and Ron...


Pershing Square's Palm Court Eric Richardson

Pershing Square's Palm Court Getting $190,000 Renovation

By Eric Richardson — June 13, 2008 — 113 Comments

The development of neighboring Park Fifth may eventually lead to a multi-million dollar redesign of Pershing Square, but in the interim a $190,000 renovation to...


Blobs of Light

By Eric Richardson — June 11, 2008 — 25 Comments

The new median at 9th and Main moved one step closer to its whimsical final design this week, as domes made out of colorful rocks were installed into the triangular...


Erector Set Lot at Disney Hall

By Eric Richardson — June 09, 2008 — 15 Comments

In a story posted just minutes ago, Cara DiMassa of the Times writes that the Grand Avenue Committee is playing tough with Related Companies, denying the developer...


Opening Ed Fuentes

Longtime Locals Add to Main Street Retail with Raw Materials and Winstead Adams

By Eric Richardson — June 06, 2008 — 7 Comments

Jim and Celia Winstead need little introduction for many Downtowners. The pair have lived Downtown for longer than most, individually before getting married in...


Hayward Plaque

By Eric Richardson — June 06, 2008 — 1 Comment

When workers started tearing a mid-century metal facade off the 6th street addition to the Hayward Hotel, they uncovered a great link to Los Angeles history. At...


Welcome Back Brockman

By Eric Richardson — June 04, 2008 — 2 Comments

The Brockman, West Millennium Group's project at the corner of 7th and Grand, is finally out in the open. Over the past two days, the wooden canopy covering the...