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ICYMI: DTLA's Housing Tour Recap


For many years, the Downtown Center BID has run a monthly Housing Tour showcasing everything DTLA has to offer to those looking for a more urban lifestyle in sprawling Los Angeles. Downtown LA has a weekday population of 500,000 (workers, tourists, and residents) but only 70,000+ people actually live here. However, the number of Downtown residents is expected to top 85,000 in the next few years. 

On this housing tour, we show off some of the most dynamic neighborhoods in DTLA while exploring some of the newest residential communities. Our most recent DTLA Housing Tour was held on August 4th - starting at Bottega Louie, one of DTLA's finest restaurants. In case you weren't able to join us, here's a recap of the properties we explored. 

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The Dog Days of Summer

On July 11, 2018, Downtown LA and their canine friends gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to celebrate the 12th Annual Dog Day at the Cathedral, organized and hosted by the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The DCBID would like to thank the Title Sponsors Pussy & Pooch and The Bloc and our Premier Sponsor Downtown News.

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#DTLASummer Photo Contest

Summer is in full swing, and with that brings family, friends, fun and…PHOTOS! We've got you covered with your DTLA Guide to Everything Summer and we're heating up with our #DTLASummer Photo Contest! We want to see how you're enjoying the summer sun and cool fun in DTLA.

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Going Somewhere? Staycation in DTLA

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.

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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.

Book your staycation with their Forever Summer special! 

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After a Record-Breaking 2017, the Downtown Market Remained Strong in Q1

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.

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