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By Ed Fuentes — May 05, 2008 — 2 Comments

Little Toyko's Weller Court will soon be lit with new signage. Seen here is the first of two signs being installed for the shopping center that sits along the Kyoto...

Broadway-Spring Arcade Garage Illustration Los Angeles Times

Odd Spring Street Ramp a Mid-Century Addition

By Eric Richardson — May 02, 2008 — 14 Comments

The ramp that descends into an empty lot next to the Broadway-Spring Arcade can be a bit of a head-scratcher. The visible curve forces the passerby to assume a...

717 W. 9th

By Eric Richardson — April 30, 2008 — 11 Comments

According to a press release put out today, the Trader Vic's restaurant chain is set to be coming to Downtown in 2009. At the helm of the franchised location is...

Disney Hall

By Eric Richardson — April 28, 2008 — 6 Comments

The Downtown News reported this afternoon (and the Times followed four hours later) that the start of construction on the Grand Avenue Project has been delayed due...

Former King's Market Space Eric Richardson

County to Open 'Project 50' Office on the Corner of 5th and Main

By Eric Richardson — April 25, 2008 — 14 Comments

Prime retail space on the corner of 5th and Main will soon become administrative and medical offices for the county's Project 50. Construction on the space in the...

New Benches on Spring Eric Richardson

As Main Loses Benches, Spring Adds Them

By Eric Richardson — April 24, 2008 — 8 Comments

One would be excused for thinking that the two benches that showed up on Spring street today were part of the set for CSI:NY, whose filming across the street had...

By Eric Richardson — April 24, 2008 — 10 Comments

Friday morning the board of the Community Redevelopment Agency approved the Public Benefits package for the Park Fifth project, a $17.7 million package that includes...

No Benches

By Ed Fuentes with Eric Richardson — April 24, 2008 — 7 Comments

Sidewalk amenities took a step backward last week, as a pair of benches installed last month on Main between Winston and 5th were removed. The street furniture...

Checking Out the Model Eric Richardson

Presented Park Plan a Start, but Illustrates the Need for a Cohesive Transit System

By Eric Richardson — April 22, 2008 — 15 Comments

County Supervisor Gloria Molina welcomed the crowd gathered to hear of plans for a redone Civic Center park with a warning: dreaming is nice, but at the end of the...

Civic Center Park and DWP Building Eric Richardson

Civic Center Park Proposals "Uninspired"

By Eric Richardson — April 20, 2008 — 6 Comments

At a Tuesday evening meeting the Grand Avenue Committee and Rios Clementi Hale Studios will present two proposals for the redesign of the Civic Center Park. The...

State Board Ed Fuentes

In Past Life, State Building Footprint was a Park and a Homeless Shelter

By Eric Richardson — April 11, 2008 — 5 Comments

Situated across Spring street from City Hall, the foundations of the old State Building have made for a fertile source of conversation for Downtown residents and...