LOS ANGELES: dtla/AD in the News 8/5/13

Did you catch these stories about the Arts District and some of our residents and businesses that I discovered recently. Did I miss any? What did you think about these? Let me know! ~ MRB

© Photo: “C.C. Boyce of Few Bits” by Melissa Richardson Banks | Downtown Muse

27 Colorful Snaps From the Downtown Flea’s Epic Debut
by Natalie Alcala, Racked L.A., July 29, 2013

“…DTLA’s new monthly flea market officially launched this past weekend in the Historic Core … jam-packed event … stacked with vibrantly-hued vendors [some from the Arts District, including C.C. Boyce of Few Bits], LA-made treasures and a whole lot of fashion trucks …”

What’s in My Loft?: C.C. Boyce and Adrian Phillips, Biscuit Company Lofts
by Downtown News, July 29, 2013

“… C.C. Boyce has lived in various buildings in Downtown over the past 11 years, but the Biscuit Company Lofts unit she and her husband Adrian Phillips moved into last year is her favorite. They were in the Toy Factory Lofts across the street, but relocated for the bigger pool, two parking spaces and an outdoor garden where they could grow vegetables …”

Architect John Parkinson built for Los Angeles’ growing metropolis
By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2013

“… If you stand on the corner of 4th and Spring streets in downtown, it’s possible to view sections of at least 12 buildings designed by John Parkinson: the Los Angeles Theatre Center (formerly Security National Bank), the Title Insurance building and the city’s first palatial hotel, the Spanish Renaissance-style Alexandria Hotel, to name a few …”

New Italian Restaurant Coming to Arts District
by 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 …”

Life After Close of Arts District BID in DTLA… Is It Time to Pack-Up My Louboutins?
by The Fashionista’s BlackBook, June 14, 2013

“… As a resident of Downtown Los Angeles, I was dumbfounded when Judge Robert H. O’Brien ordered Arts District Business Improvement District to dissolve last month, citing that the BID spent tax money that didn’t benefit all property owners in the area. It was one of those “huh?” moments where the letters of the law quite hasn’t caught up to the realities of our community … Although many in DTLA claim that our community is the west coast version of New York City, we still have a very long way to go…

High Fashion in the Arts District: 12345
by Kyle Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles: I’m Yours, January 22, 2013

“… You could almost miss the store, though. Aside from a giant white square with the numbers 12345, something easily confused for a street address, you would probably pass by the space. There is a mirrored window with a white circle in the middle of it, a little mark requesting for your inspection: it’s a peep hole into the store … What is this place? That’s 12345. The collection of clothing is positioned as upper mid-level clothes …”

1 Comment
  • C.C.
    Posted at 11:02h, 26 October

    Hey Melissa! I didn’t see this until now, thank you for including me!

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