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Garland Building Eric Richardson

City West's Garland Building More Than Meets the Eye

By Eric Richardson — May 28, 2008 — 3 Comments

While waiting for existing tenant leases in Figueroa Plaza to expire, three city departments will be extending their leases in the Garland Building, a City West...

Hayward Hotel Retail Renovations Pacific Investments LLC

Hayward Facade Work Looks to Enliven 6th & Spring Retail

By Eric Richardson — May 28, 2008 — 16 Comments

The ground floor retail space in the Hayward Hotel at 6th & Spring is getting a major rehab, part of owner Pacific Investments' efforts to upgrade the building...

Friedman Occupational Center Eric Richardson

Vocational Center Another Victim of 1960's Uglification Movement

By Eric Richardson — May 27, 2008 — 10 Comments

The Abram Friedman Occupational Center at 1646 S. Olive is an odd looking building. Built in 1927, the imposing height-limit structure is completely lacking in...

By Eric Richardson — May 23, 2008 — 1 Comment

Tuesday evening, May 27th, the VEDC's Historic Downtown Retail Project is hosting an Internet marketing workshop for Downtown businesses. The event, located at...

Downtown Skyline Eric Richardson

Maguire Leadership Change Brings Downtown Move

By Eric Richardson — May 20, 2008

The weekend saw a major leadership change for the company that owns many of Downtown's most iconic skyscrapers. Maguire Properties' founder Robert F. Maguire, III...

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ImaginAsian Sale Listing Seems an About-Face by Developer

By Eric Richardson — May 16, 2008 — 17 Comments

Earlier this week Curbed noticed that the ImaginAsian Center was listed on Loopnet, a real estate sales site. The theatre, which opened in late 2007, is listed...

Order Up Ed Fuentes

Downtown's Happy Days

By Ed Fuentes — May 16, 2008 — 13 Comments

Johnny Rockets held a Grand Opening full of fanfare and fries this morning. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took some time to have a burger, fries and a chocolate shake...

Pilates Plus

By Jeannine Denholm — May 15, 2008 — 4 Comments

Downtown's first pilates studio featuring machines quietly opened last week in the Eastern Columbia building. The studio space is sleek and modern, with a bit of...


By Ed Fuentes — May 14, 2008 — 5 Comments

Pharmaka's current show may be the collection of Molly Barnes, but those who visited the gallery for last week's Art Walk or last night's Art Seen event got to check...

Medallion Project

By Eric Richardson — May 13, 2008 — 19 Comments

Given the Downtown News' report that work on the Medallion project has stopped, it seemed useful to give people an idea of what sort of site the project leaves behind...

655 S. Hope Concrete Pour

By Eric Richardson — May 09, 2008 — 1 Comment

The Downtown Center BID's Saturday housing tours are a great chance to check out projects around the neighborhood, whether you're already comfortably settled Downtown...