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Live, Work & Play, Downtown L.A. Downtown Center Business Improvement District
December 2008
What's Up Downtown
In this issue:

» New Businesses
» Upcoming Events
» Downtown Deals
We're proud to announce 18 new businesses this month and a host of December events – which we sent last week as a special edition, Discover Downtown for the Holidays. Come join us!

Don't forget! If you're considering a vacation, Holiday Stay & Play makes it easy for you to enjoy unique holiday packages at premier hotels in Downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy your vacation close to home, finish your holiday shopping, and discover a hotbed of culture and entertainment in Downtown L.A.
New Businesses
634 S. Main St.

Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 213-7828

Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm,
by appointment.
Open during Downtown Art Walk, 2nd Thursday from 6pm-10pm.

This contemporary gallery – located in the ground level of the Cecil and Stay hotels – showcases both established and up-and-coming local artists in the growing Downtown Los Angeles art scene.
110 E. 6th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 627-7385

Mon-Fri: 5pm-2am
Sat-Sun: 7pm-2am »
The Association

The Association is already a local favorite. Set to be a great stop after Cole's – its famous, french-dip-serving neighbor – this long, compact space features cozy leather seating areas, great music, and moody lighting that evokes a classic Bond film or Vegas casino. Order your usual, or try one of the unique, high-quality classic cocktails.
126 E. 6th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 488-2088

Mon-Thurs: 7am-11pm
Fri-Sat: 7am-2am
Sun: 8am-12am »
Blu LA Café

Blu LA Café is a unique dining spot catering to local residents and nearby workers, drawing inspiration from the ocean and sky and from diverse cultures that coexist in our dynamic metropolis. The cafe's great service and unique food and drinks menu combine great American classics with LA's influences.
800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-7000 »
Club Nokia @ L.A. LIVE

Club Nokia is located in the impressive L.A. LIVE entertainment and dining complex. Club Nokia is the perfect venue for emerging music acts and cultural shows, and also provides excellent space for corporate events and private parties. Don't miss the innovative interactive experience embedded in the lobby's surfaces.
118 E. 6th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-4090

Wed-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun-Tues: 11am-11pm »
Cole's French Dip

L.A.'s history echoes at Cole's, housed since 1908 in the hollow of the Pacific Electric building, once the nucleus of the Pacific Electric railway network. Original glass lighting, Penny tile floors, historic photos, and the 40-foot mahogany bar were preserved in this recent $1.6-million restoration of the cherished L.A. landmark.
800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 749-0445 »
Conga Room @ L.A. LIVE

Having swept onto the L.A. social scene in 1998, the Conga Room earned a following with its hip ambiance and hot performers. Having hosted record launches, movie debuts, award shows and parties, and concerts by top Cuban and Latin tropical legends, The Conga Room is proud to call L.A. LIVE its new home.
525 S. Flower St.

Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-8998

Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-10pm
Fri: 11:30am-10:30pm
Sat: 5:30-10:30pm »
Drago Centro

Chef Celestino Drago revisits Italian dishes with the aid of modern cooking techniques. The menu is representative of the cultural diversity of Italy, emphasizing fresh, high-quality ingredients and old flavors that have defined Italian cuisine for centuries. A focal point of the new space is the 15-foot tall, glass-enclosed wine tower.
1011 S. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-7070

Mon-Thurs: 11am-11pm
Fri: 11am-12am
Sat: 9am-12am
Sun: 9am-12am »

For sports lovers of all types and ages, ESPN Zone is an all-encompassing sports and dining mecca where guests are immersed in an ESPN experience. ESPN Zone offers the ultimate viewing experience, with monitors throughout the restaurant, a high-definition big screen, and expertly-prepared American grill.
800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Suite A245
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-6800

Daily: 10am-6pm »

The GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the GRAMMY® Awards. Four floors of cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience.
800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 542-4880

Call for hours »
Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge @ L.A. LIVE

Downtown L.A. can add a bowling lounge to its entertainment repertoire. This is bowling in a sleek atmosphere – plush designer seating, cozy dining areas, an exceptional menu, private party areas, a posh VIP suite called Luxe, billiards, DJs and electronic art shows projected all over the lanes and lounge. Pure energy and fun!
257 S. Spring St.

Suite 116
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 625-3328

Mon-Fri: 6:30am-9pm
Sat-Sun: 7:30am-8pm »
Ma Petit Bakery & Café

This French countryside-inspired cafe serves delicious and affordable food all day long. Especially if you're looking for comfort food, you'll enjoy their hot and cold sandwiches, gourmet salads and soups, and delicious soups. Whether visiting for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, don't pass on one of their delectable pastries.
638 S. Main St.

Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 213-7832

Mon-Sat: 7am-9pm
Sunday: 7am-8pm

This snappy new urban café serves up gourmet coffee drinks, fresh sandwiches, and pastries, along with upscale travel necessities. Find it on Main Street, in the ground level of the Cecil and Stay hotels.
800 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 489-1406

Call for opening hours »
Provecho & Remedy

"We are modern, we are Mexican, we love food and we love sharing it." Enjoy fresh, seasonal ingredients, juxtaposed flavors, and cultural and culinary tradition infused with a hint of surprise – all inside this stunning new dining space. Don't forget to pause for a drink at Remedy, the connected bar.
371 E. 2nd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 613-0101

Daily: 11am-12pm »
Spitz Döner Kabob

Spitz is Southern California's home for the Döner Kebab, a delectable sandwich made from minced lamb and beef, ground chicken, or falafel. The meat is slow-roasted to perfection in custom vertical broilers, topped off with your choice of garden-fresh offerings, and then stuffed into delicious panini bread or a wrap.
1900 S. Main St.

Los Angeles, CA 90007
(888) 540-8223

Wed-Sun: 10am-6pm »
Sports Museum of Los Angeles

Introducing the largest and broadest known collection of sports memorabilia and collectibles in the world! This 32,000 square-foot museum contains more than 10,000 prized pieces in 30 galleries, valued in the millions of dollars. One-of-a-kind pieces date to the 19th Century and cover football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, boxing, biking, soccer and more.
800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 748-1009

Daily: 6am-11pm »
Starbucks @ L.A. LIVE

Starbucks is committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, each shop brings the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer.
512 W. 6th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 623-4580

Mon-Sat: 7:30am-3pm
Union Bagel

Union Bagel Café – a purveyor of freshly bagels and premium roasted coffee – has opened their second location in Downtown. Union Bagel has been crafting healthy meals for sophisticated travelers and commuters since 2005, and now serves a variety of fresh breakfast and light organic lunch options on 6th Street.
800 E. 3rd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 687-4444

Mon-Thu: 11am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-8pm (3pm soon) »

Welcome to an exotic sausage grill in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. Wurstküche has become an instant favorite, thanks to their helpful staff, affordable sausage sandwiches, Belgian fries with homemade dipping sauces, impressive selection of 24 imported beers on tap, and a gourmet collection of sodas.
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Upcoming Events
View Our Downtown Holiday Calendar!

Celebrate the holidays in Downtown L.A. and enjoy a variety of restaurants, museums, shopping, theater, music, & more!

Browse holiday events »
What's Up Downtown
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Downtown Deals
e3rd Steakhouse &
Zip Fusion Sushi

Extended Offer

734 & 744 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 » »
Come East, Young Man (or Woman)!

Free lunchtime valet parking at e3rd or Zip Fusion, E3rd Street at Alameda.
Godiva Chocolatier

Expires Dec. 23, 2008

735 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 624-8923 »
Godiva Rewards Card Program

For a limited time, receive a special Rewards Card at Godiva Chocolatier when you buy. Use it as a gift certificate or treat yourself!

Spend $50, receive a $10 rewards card
Spend $100, receive a $25 rewards card
Spend $150, receive a $40 rewards card

Restrictions apply. See for details.
Warung Cafe

Expires Dec. 30, 2008

118 W. 4th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 626-0662 »
Big Plate Holiday Dinner Menu

Holiday Dinner for $28, including 2 appetizers, one big plate and a dessert.
  View more deals at »
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