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By Ed Fuentes — March 18, 2008 — 6 Comments

Downtowners will (almost) be ecstatic when they read today's Los Angeles Times story that says according to officials construction for phase one of the Grand Avenue...

Same Old Story, and May Sings the Same Old Song

By Eric Richardson — March 12, 2008 — 11 Comments

The L.A. Times takes a shot at Downtown in a story just posted, titling it "Downtown not the center of it all". The story mixes a few anecdotes with a dropped median...

Welcome Back, Rowan

By Eric Richardson — March 12, 2008 — 2 Comments

Just in time for its Saturday Premiere event, the Rowan Lofts has shed its scaffolding and once again said hello to the Historic Core.

There's still much to be...

Weekend Construction

By Eric Richardson — March 12, 2008 — 2 Comments

These two shots show six weeks of progress on 717 W. 9th, the Meruelo Maddux project rising at the intersection of 9th and Flower.

In the time between shots the...

Maison Bertet

By Eric Richardson — March 10, 2008 — 3 Comments

When Maison Bertet officially opens its retail space this week in the basement of Premiere Towers (621 S. Spring), it'll be looking to wow some loft owners with...

New Median

By Ed Fuentes — March 10, 2008 — 4 Comments

Nearly a year in construction, the large asphalt median at North Main and Alameda has completed its transformation into landscaped pedestrian space.

Work began...

Downtown L.A.

By Eric Richardson — March 07, 2008 — 5 Comments

Not all "industry" is created equal.

That's a fact that seems to get lost in many of the stats brought out by the Planning department to support its Industrial...

L.A. Bakery

By Ed Fuentes — March 06, 2008 — 12 Comments

From fresh Mexican bread at Grand Central Market to apple pie at Clifton's, Broadway has long been a spot for picking up something baked. In between the two sits...

Arts District

By Eric Richardson — March 04, 2008 — 7 Comments

Appearing before the city council's Planning and Land Use committee just minutes ago, Planning Chief Gail Goldberg told the committee that she agreed with Councilman...

By Eric Richardson — March 04, 2008

In just a minute (I better get moving) city council's Planning and Land Use committee will begin an agenda heavy in Industrial Land Use items. I'll be at the meeting...

Arda's Cafe

By Eric Richardson — February 28, 2008 — 6 Comments

Tomorrow, February 29th, Arda's Cafe will be celebrating its fourth anniversary, and owner Jon Toktas is eager to have office workers and residents come down from...