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Hayley Fox

Form and function: Chrysalis to expand Downtown location with new aesthetic

By Hayley Fox — March 28, 2012

The non-profit that helps homeless and low-income residents find employment is building out their Main Street space to accommodate more job-seekers. Since 2007, the demand has gone up 80 percent, said Chrysalis CEO Mark Loranger.

Hayley Fox

LA Athletic Club offers glimpse into a historic Downtown social scene

By Hayley Fox — March 20, 2012 — 4 Comments

The nearly 100-year-old L.A. Athletic club and hotel is located on 7th street in the heart of Downtown. It offers a lesson in Los Angeles history that most museums, architectural structures or walking tours can't provide.

Flickr via staxnet

Ritz-Carlton residences are actually selling-- but who's buying?

By Hayley Fox — March 14, 2012 — 7 Comments

In a time when most people are still losing their homes to foreclosure, a lucky few have managed to climb out of the red and into the green -- and recently purchased homes at the Downtown Ritz-Carlton residences.

Eric Richardson

LA Streetcar project inches forward; begins environmental review

By Hayley Fox — March 13, 2012 — 2 Comments

Two possible routes for the Downtown streetcar were selected to undergo environmental review for the next nine months to a year. The streetcar will cost upwards of $100 million and and stretch for about four miles.

Andrew Lopez

New gentlemen's club to offer VIP experience on Main Street

By Andrew Lopez — March 07, 2012 — 8 Comments

Dejá Vu on Main promises a classic experience at their new Downtown location, featuring a state-of-the-art showroom, cigar room and of course, fully nude dancers.

via google maps

Developers to inherit King Edward's throne in sale of Downtown hotels

By Hayley Fox — March 05, 2012 — 3 Comments

What will become of the King Eddy Saloon? Developers buy the King Edward, the Baltimore and the Leland hotels in a bankruptcy auction. The Skid Row-adjacent hotels face security improvements and a facelift.

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Clifton's unveiled: Renovation to begin on forest-themed cafeteria

By Hayley Fox — February 08, 2012

The original facade of Clifton's was unveiled today for the first time in about 50 years, kick-starting a new era for this woodsy Downtown favorite. Now begins the renovation process.

Courtesy Populous Designs

Future LA Convention Center to expand over Pico; but doesn't it do that already?

By Hayley Fox — February 07, 2012 — 4 Comments

Plans for the redesign of the L.A. Convention Center include expanding over Pico Boulevard - which the center already does. We explain what the differences will be.

courtesy of Mass Architecture

A peek inside the future of the Regent Theater: A little rock 'n' roll and a lot of restaurant

By Hayley Fox — February 07, 2012 — 5 Comments

At a meeting for Downtown residents last weekend, Eastside entrepreneur Mitchell Frank revealed plans for the future of the Regent Theater. Drawings indicate a restaurant, large theater and video games are all a part of the plan.

Simon Hartigan

Mind the green paint! City crews to test new materials for Downtown bike lanes

By Hayley Fox — February 06, 2012 — 4 Comments

The green, Spring Street bike lane installed last year has not stood the test of time. Because of varying factors, some of the lane's paint didn't stick and crews will be returning this weekend to test new materials.

via Metro website

Regional Connector project promises 'one seat' ride; review process begins

By Hayley Fox — January 30, 2012 — 6 Comments

The Regional Connector project is reaching its final stages of review, and this light rail expansion will bring three new stations to Downtown L.A. The new stops will allow passengers a "one seat ride" from East L.A. to Santa Monica.