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Did you catch these stories about the Arts District and some of our residents and businesses? Some old, some new … I love discovering write-ups about our neighborhood. Got any to share? ~ #MRB

Featured Photo: Nadia Geller Designs


Designer Nadia Geller opens studio and market in downtown Arts District
By Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, August 14, 2013

” … After years spent decorating more than 20 lofts in the downtown Arts District, interior designer Nadia Geller said she grew frustrated with the trendy neighborhood. “It was missing a homey, eclectic shop …”

Nadia Geller Designs Studio & Market
1807 E. 7th St., Ste. B
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(323) 654-0589


Food GPS Fried Chicken Festival Celebrates Globally Beloved Dish with Top L.A. Chefs
by Joshua Lurie, Food GPS, August 14, 2013

“…This chef-driven, all-inclusive event spotlights one of the world’s best loved and most versatile dishes in a fashionable industrial setting. Eleven of L.A.’s best chefs will allow guests to enjoy multiple styles of fried chicken at their own pace, along with side dishes, desserts, craft beer, and cocktails …”


Urban Radish Market Opens Downtown
Daily Candy, August 13, 2013

“… you’d have a better chance locating a needle in one of those proverbial haystacks than finding a grocery store worth its salt. Until Urban Radish sprouted up. The new, 6,000-square-foot marketplace is a foodie’s paradise …”

Urban Radish
661 Imperial St., between 7th and Jesse (parallel to Santa Fe & Mateo streets)
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 892-1570


Verve Coffee Roasters Next Headed to Los Angeles
by Kat Odell, Eater LA, August 12, 2013

“…Los Angeles has no shortage of specialty coffee bars from east side to west, and in addition to Stumptown shacking up in the Arts District downtown, Santa Cruz’s Verve Coffee Roasters is also en route. LA Weekly relays news that Verve has signed a lease in LA and will open a cafe, roastery, and retail shop …”


Grand Opening Ceremony Aug. 17 for Urban Radish
by Downtown News, August 9, 2013

“… The Arts District’s Urban Radish opened July 4 with an Independence Day celebration. Area denizens celebrated just having a small grocery store within walking distance. Now, the 8,200-square-foot market at 660 Mateo St. is ready for its official debut: A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 17 …”


A Bridge to the Future: L.A.’s Iconic Sixth Street Bridge to be Replaced
by Yazmin Nunez, Boyle Heights Beat, July 30, 2013

“… HNTB wants the bridge to do more than just connect Boyle Heights to downtown Los Angeles. The architectural firm also wants to connect the Eastside to the rest of the city and ‘not just provide a connection from east to west, but probably go from below to above and bring these two communities together’…”


What’s in My Loft?: Eric Lynxwiler & Phil McKinley, Molino Lofts
by Kathryn Maese, Downtown News, August 6, 2007

“… We’ve got a collection of neon signs, which I can take the credit for. I’m not ashamed of dumpster diving nor getting my hands dirty to save a sign that’s threatened by a wrecker’s ball …”


Development We Applaud: Paul Solomon
By Developer Alert, 2006

“… Paul Solomon quit his job as a real estate attorney to pursue a dream of redeveloping obsolete factory buildings in downtown Los Angeles (an area that is now being called the Arts District) …”

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