RECAP: The A.D. in the News

Here are some stories that feature or mention the Arts District that I discovered recently. What are your thoughts about these? What news have you seen online or in print recently about the Arts District? Did I miss any? Let me know!

Featured Photo of Monique Wallis at Eat.Drink.Americano by Kimberly Genevieve for designlovefest, © 2013


Rumor Mill: London’s Soho House Looking to Open in Downtown LA Arts District
by Brigham Yen, DTLA Rising, July 25, 2013

“… The private membership club ‘for those in film, media, and creative industries’ is rumored to be looking at a couple different sites in the creative heart of the Arts District: one near Bestia and a more serious contender at 405 Mateo, which is a gorgeous but vacant 5-story industrial edifice at the junction of the 4th Street Bridge and the Molino Street Lofts …”


L.A. River advocates wait for watershed Army Corps study
by Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2013

“… [L.A. River Revitalization Corp. wants] to complete a continuous bike path and greenway along all 51 miles of the river, extending from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach, by 2020 … advocates for the river … argue that federal investment will complement major infrastructure and design projects … [including] a $400-million replacement for the 6th Street Bridge [in the Arts District], expected to open in 2019 with substantial new park space along and near the river; and the expansion of bike paths around the city …”


Eat Drink Americano / Downtown LA
by Kimberly Genevieve, designlovefest, July 23, 2013

“…one of the coolest things about eat drink americano is the decor. it has a very rustic vibe. the food is served on wood boards, they have an enormous chalkboard wall with impressive typography, mismatched chairs and couches create unique vignettes…”


Los Angeles Primer: The Arts District
by Colin Marshall, KCET Departures, July 9, 2013

“… Call it cynicism if you must, but if I went to someplace called the “Arts District” in most North American cities, I wouldn’t necessarily expect to find art; in most cases, I’d expect to find nothing at all. The name smacks of official desperation …”


LA’s Legendary Punk/Alternative Club Al’s is Now a Yoga Studio
by Adrian Glick Kudler, Curbed LA, June 20, 2013

“…Westside Rentals owner Mark Verge has just bought the American single-resident occupancy apartment building and [according to the Los Angeles Times] … ‘has long-range plans to upgrade apartment units in the building and put a Westside Rentals office in as part of the American office’…”


For Regional Connector, Metro Wants Things to Go Bump in the Night
by Ryan Vaillancourt, Downtown News, June 7, 2013

“…Essentially, the agency is asking for the right to do construction seven days per week, 24 hours per day … on First Street, between Alameda and Hewitt streets …”


5 Best Places to Eat in the Downtown Arts District
by Christine Chiao, LA Weekly, May 2, 2013

“… Clustered in pairs or trios, newer restaurants, bars and cafés have cropped up in the Arts District in the past five years or so, reflecting the forward trajectory of a city accustomed to fashioning function from old spaces and form at new locations …”


Oh God, is the Arts District Going to Be the Next Meatpacking District?
by Adrian Glick Kudler, Curbed LA, January 21, 2013

“…Uh oh, the Arts District “is drawing favorable comparisons to New York’s meatpacking district,” according to the LA Times…”

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1 Comment

  1. Tim Quinn

    Colin @ KCET thinks it all happened in the last six months. I would LOL, but it is too soon.

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