RECAP: The A.D. in the News

In case you missed these recent stories about the Arts District … Wow, just a few years ago, no one really knew much about our neighborhood. Now, it’s increasingly a topic in the news. What are your thoughts about these? What news have you seen online or in print recently about the Arts District? Let me know!


Spotted: Stumptown’s New Home
by Lesley Balla, Zagat, July 18, 2013

“…A loft-dwelling spy saw the new roaster being delivered to a space at the corner of Santa Fe and 7th Place earlier this week …”


New Italian Restaurant Coming to Arts District
Downtown News, July 24, 2013

“… Matteo Ferdinandi, who in 2008 partnered with chef Celestino Drago to open the 9,500-square-foot Drago Centro, is working on a new project called The Factory Kitchen, a 3,000-square-foot Italian restaurant set to open in late September …”


The Arts District Demands an Audience
by Julie Nakashima, Real Estate BisNow, June 27, 2013

“… Central City East Association executive director Estela Lopez discussed the recent Superior Court decision to shut down the Arts District BID, which her org administered … The BID is on a path to be reinstated so that the district can again enjoy the same public space management and benefits as the rest of Downtown.”


How Bill Chait Became the Most Important Non-Chef in the Downtown Dining Scene
by Richard Guzmán, Downtown News, July 22, 2013

“… Downtown is probably the most important restaurant and social market right now in Los Angeles and it’ll arguably define Los Angeles in a way that was never done before by any area in the city, said Chait.”


Cronut Knockoffs Finally Hit L.A. at Semi Sweet Bakery and Frances Bakery”
by Kat Odell, Eater LA, June 28, 2013

“… It was only a matter of time before LA bakers decided to take a stab at the cronut, a hybrid croissant meets donut…”


Guerilla Atelier’s DTLA Pop-Up Sticking Around for Good
by Natalie Alcala, Racked L.A., June 26, 2013

“…I’ve never met so many beautifully engaging and interesting people,” Guerilla founder Carl Louisville (aka the “unofficial mayor of Rodeo Drive”) explains. “This is a real community with deep compassion for who, what and why something comes into this community. The community is asking ‘Are you for real, and does what you are doing fit with what is here already and for what we want in the community, and for where we see our community going?’…”

A Royal Lesson
by Carl Louisville, Cultural Weekly, July 17, 2013

Unofficial Mayor of Rodeo Drive Opens DTLA Pop-Up
by Natalie Alcala, Racked L.A., May 22, 2013

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