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.