The DCBID launched its "Hacking the Highrise" initiative on June 21st with a showcase event at Brookfield Properties' Wells Fargo Center North Tower. Attendees from across the real estate industry mixed and mingled over food and drink and heard from an expert panel on how the property is being reinvented for a new era of city living and a new generation of tenants.
A staycation, for those who've never taken one, is a vacation you enjoy in your very own city. A staycation has two rules: no work...and no chores. It's your chance to try out that new restaurant down the street, take a stroll under the stars, and may even be an opportunity to fall in love all over again with the neighborhood you call home. Join me while I explore four staycation destinations here in Downtown LA.
Hotel Figueroa opened in 1926 by YWCA, and became a hotel just three years later. In 1976, it was given a Moroccan makeover after years of being a residential hotel for tourists on a budget. The hotel has recently re-emerged from a two-year restoration inspired by its original 1926 Spanish Colonial splendor. Once you step inside, you'll discover locally sourced art, and an iconic coffin-shaped pool within a botanical hideaway. With an emphasis on natural light, the building was redesigned featuring white walls, wood floors and exposed wooden beams. Feel like splurging? Make sure to book one of their suites, which I've heard one of them has a hidden passageway that leads to an event space. For the foodies, make sure to experience Breva and Veranda. After dinner, visit Rick's for a lively neighborhood vibe complete with coastal and tropical-inspired cocktails.
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Summer is officially here...and with it come all of the sweet treats. While these confections are certainly available all year long, the summer season is the prime time to visit these dessert destinations. So, before you get lost in the freezer aisle of the grocery store and stock up on generic pints and popsicle sticks, plan to visit one, three or all five of the following locations to indulge in their sweet treats that will keep you cool this summer in DTLA.
After a record-breaking 2017 with over 2,800 new residential openings, the Downtown market remained strong in Q1, with news in all sectors reinforcing confidence in DTLA's continued growth.
The Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) released its Q4 2017 Downtown Market Report, revealing that the DTLA Renaissance grows ever stronger, with substantial gains scored across all sectors.
Downtown LA continued on its dynamic growth trajectory in Q3, despite a relatively slow quarter for the greater LA area. Leading the way was residential with another 1,380 rental units coming to market.
On the evening of October 31st, over 1,700 Downtown LA kids and families attended our Halloween Festival at FIDM Grand Hope Park. Now in it's 10th year, this social community event gives our Downtown families an opportunity to have a safe and fun Halloween party right in their own backyard. The event is made possible by the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID), a coalition of nearly 1,700 property owners committed to enhance the quality of life within the district.
On July 12, 2017, DTLA residents and their four-legged friends gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to celebrate the 11th Annual Dog Day at the Cathedral, organized and hosted by the Downtown Center Business Improvement District and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The DCBID would like to thank the Title Sponsor Pussy & Pooch and Premier Sponsors Pet Project LA and Healthy Spot.
On the evening of October 31st, over 1,600 Downtown LA kids and families attended our Halloween Festival at FIDM Grand Hope Park. Now in it's 9th year, this social community event gives our Downtown families an opportunity to have a safe and fun Halloween party right in their own backyard. The event is made possible by the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID), a coalition of nearly 1,700 property owners committed to enhance the quality of life within the district.
On September 15, over 1,000 residents, workers and safety personnel attended our 17th Annual Public Safety Appreciation BBQ at Bank of America Plaza. The DCBID was joined by the Historic Core, Fashion District, and South Park BIDs to honor the men and women in uniform whose dedicated service makes Downtown LA a safe and enjoyable community.
On the evening of Wednesday, August 10th, the Downtown Center BID hosted a Summer Resident Mixer (ReMix) at the Gas Company Tower. Residents from over 30 buildings in our District were invited to an evening of mingling with neighbors, sampling small bites and sips from local DTLA businesses, making new friends, giveaways, a 360 degree view of DTLA, and more.
On July 13, 2016, DTLA residents and their four-legged friends gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to celebrate the 10th Annual Dog Day at the Cathedral, organized and hosted by the Downtown Center Business Improvement District and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The DCBID would like to thank Forest City, Pet Project LA and Pussy and Pooch for being the Premier event sponsors.
Downtown LA is brimming with innovative food choices. One of our favorite destinations for a DTLA food adventure is Grand Central Market. The market opened in 1917 and has been in continuous operation since. With the ever changing population of Downtown, the open air market has also changed with the tides. It now showcases some of California's best chefs along with ingredients from around the world. Along with long-standing favorites like Tacos Tumbras a Tomas, Sticky Rice, and China Cafe (to name a few), the market is welcoming some new faces.
The DCBID held its Annual Property Owners Meeting on the morning of Thursday, April 14th at the historic Los Angeles Athletic Club. Guests enjoyed opening remarks from an exceptional panel of speakers including Councilmember Jose Huizar, LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck, Deputy Chief Robert Arcos, and Captain Howard Leslie.