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Tue, Aug 27 2013
Downtown at Night

KPCC moves blogdowntown coverage to main news site


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Mon, Aug 19 2013

‘Figueroa Streetscape’ road improvement project set for final approval


A final Environmental Impact Report has been submitted for the $20 million Figueroa Streetscape Project. It could receive its final stamp of approval as early as this week.

Fri, Aug 16 2013

DTLA grocer says incoming Whole Foods shows the 'economy has turned a corner'

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Arts District upscale market Urban Radish is hosting their grand opening this weekend. Owner Carolyn Paxton said she always anticipated that when her store opened, other grocery stores would follow suit.

Wed, Aug 14 2013

Work begins on new DTLA federal courthouse, but what about the old one?


Crews broke ground last week on the new Downtown courthouse, but there are no definite plans for the old location on Spring Street. The U.S. General Services Authority (GSA), said they haven't decided if they'll be razing the structure.

Tue, Aug 6 2013

Groundbreaking for new 'cube' federal courthouse on Thursday in downtown Los Angeles


A large lot that has been empty for years on 1st Street and Broadway will soon be transformed into a federal courthouse. The new building will look a lot like a large, glass cube and include 24 courtrooms and 32 judicial chambers.

Thu, Aug 1 2013

Metro releases new details and seeks community input for Union Station redesign


Plans for the historic station's overhaul were presented Thursday in DTLA. The refined designs include a closer look at the main concourse, as well as a look at possible developments.

Thu, Aug 1 2013

Whole Foods Market to open 42,000-square-foot store on Grand Avenue in downtown LA

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Although a survey indicates many Downtowners may have preferred a Trader Joe's, they're getting a Whole Foods. The upscale natural food chain has announced they'll be setting up shop in an apartment complex on Grand Avenue.

Thu, Aug 1 2013

Downtown Los Angeles tries to lure more families with new elementary school, parks and entertainment


Although DTLA is often recognized for its nightlife, growing restaurant scene and loft-living, there's an even younger demographic the neighborhood is trying to attract now; kids.

Thu, Jul 25 2013

Underground parking garage will be demolished to make way for Civic Center Park


Workers have begun the process of turning a nearly two-acre lot at 1st and Broadway into a new public park. The space has stood empty since 1976 when the building there was damaged in an earthquake, and then torn down.

Thu, Jul 25 2013
Boarding the Metro Red Line at 7th / Metro Station

UCLA transportation study asks for Downtown participation


A new study out of the school's Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) aims to improve transit in DTLA by studying travel patterns of people who live and work in the area.

Tue, Jul 23 2013

New SoCal-inspired craft brewery sets sights on opening location along LA River


Dry River Brewing is making plans to open a brewery along the L.A. River, with an emphasis on becoming "the greenest brewery in California." Current beer types include Horchata Cream Ale and Agave Smoked Wheat Beer.

Thu, Jul 18 2013

New stalls, renovated patio debut at Grand Central Market


Everything from a BBQ restaurant to a gelato shop are opening at the Downtown staple, Grand Central Market. The 27,000-square-foot space is undergoing renovations, as developers slowly change and add new vendors to the historic market.

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