Game Summary

On a typically beautiful LA night, LAFC played it’s first game in Banc of California Stadium, the most expensive and newest soccer specific stadium in the US.

To complete the four-year journey LAFC scored the game winner on a 30-yard kick in the 93rd minute of stoppage time; beating the Seattle Sounders.


First Half

In the first-half, Seattle controlled a majority of the action by attacking the left side and setting up crosses. There were dangerous moments for the home team with opportunities by Midfielders Nicolas Lodeiro and Alex Roldan. But LAFC survived without allowing a goal to be scored in the new stadium.

Second Half

LAFC started much better in the second-half and controlled the action.

Benny Feilhaber had a shot in the 25th minute that went just wide. In the 78th minute, Walker Zimmerman just missed heading a deflection over the bar.

Finally, in stoppage time, 2015 MLS Defender of the Year Laurent Ciman fired a knuckling free kick from 30-yards out that dropped at the last second; finding the back of the net. Clearly with help from Seattle Keeper Stefan Frei who makes the save 99 times out of 100. It was Ciman’s second goal in as many games.

In the post-game press conference, Coach Bob Bradley suggested divine intervention from the “Football Gods”.

The win jumped LAFC into second place of the Western Conference two points behind Sporting KC.

Next Up – May 5th Home Game

Next up is a 1 PM Cinco de Mayo home game against FC Dallas. A Cinco de Mayo match looks to be quite the don’t-miss event considering LAFC’s large Mexican-American fan base.

See you on the Pitch at the World’s Greatest Soccer Stadium !!

Entrance to Banc of California Stadium
Bermuda grass on a sunny LA day


LAFC team shot!
Haydon in the front row!
Navy Seals coming for the pregame
Pregame festivities continue
Carlo Vela, LAFC’s first player
LAFC’s 2nd-half attack picked up with addition of Latif Blessing. Here working towards a cross. 
#9 Uruguayan Diego Rossi, playing keep-away from Seattle players.
LAFC fans going crazy in the North-End after game winning goal.
“Ball Kids” Celebrating the goal!
Team’s Victory Celebrations.

Photography by Richard Harris (? @agentrichla)

  1. City Hall Observation Deck
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Chances are you probably haven’t heard much about visiting LA’s City Hall…unless you’ve done jury duty there or know someone who works there. But, did you know you can visit the observation deck on the 27th floor for FREE and see great views of the city? From a spectacular view of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the entire DTLA skyline, this is one of my favorite views in the city of Los Angeles.

If you are planning a visit to the Observation Deck at LA’s City Hall, you will need to bring a government ID (you check in at the front desk and will get a visitor sticker. You will also have to go through a metal detector.) and go on a weekday during business hours – it’s only open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. You can walk 360 degrees around the outside deck on the 27th floor and enjoy stunning views of the city. LA’s City Hall is located at 200 N. Main St. in downtown Los Angeles.


  1. Visit Olvera Street & Free Walking Tour
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Olvera Street, in the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, is known as the “birthplace of Los Angeles.” According to the City of Los Angeles, “El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is near the site of the early Los Angeles pueblo or town where forty-four settlers of Native American, African and European heritage journeyed more than one-thousand miles across the desert from present-day northern Mexico and established a farming community in September 1781.” Today it is home to monumental and historic buildings mostly built in the 1800’s that are open to the public as either businesses or museums and a beautiful outdoor marketplace on Olvera Street, all of which is waiting to be seen and explored.

According to the Olvera Street website, “Olvera Street was created in 1930 ‘to preserve and present the customs and trades of early California.’ Many of the merchants on Olvera Street today are descended from the original vendors.If you are interested in purchasing anything while strolling through the merchants on Olvera Street, you will see a variety of beautiful handcrafted items such as clothing, purses, leather items, art, pottery, jewelry, and more.

Las Angelitas del Pueblo gives free hour-long tours of Olvera Street, Tuesday-Saturday at 10am, 11am, and 12pm (subject to the availability of docents). Click here for more information on the free walking tour, or visit Olvera Street on your own at: 845 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.


  1. Hang Out at The Last Bookstore
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The Last Book Store

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A book lover’s paradise, The Last Bookstore is California’s largest used and new book and record store. This two-story bookstore covers 22,000 square feet and is located in the heart of DTLA. This eclectic and enchanting place to explore has over 250,000 new and used books, thousands of vinyl records, and lofts full of local artists’ studios and galleries.

You will need to purchase any books that spark your interest, of course, but it’s an adventure in itself (and a free one!) just walking through this mecca of a bookstore. If you decide you want to pay it a visit, don’t forget to look for the Labyrinth (awesome-looking tunnel of books that you can walk through), rainbow color-coded bookshelves, book frame wall, and many other unique and special design touches throughout the bookstore. Check out this one-of-a-kind bookstore, open at 10:00am daily, at 453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Visit The Last Bookstore’s website for more information.



  1. Game & Trivia Night at Grand Central Market
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Grand Central Market – a historic Downtown L.A. landmark since 1917 – hosts a variety of mouth-watering food options from their 90+ vendors. Although you’ll have to pay if you want to order anything to eat or drink, Grand Central Market hosts FREE game nights every Thursday evening until 9:00pm. You can choose from both the classics and newer games, including cornhole, jenga, board games, card games, ping pong, and more! Game night is located at the Hill St. Platform. Grand Central Market also hosts FREE trivia nights on Tuesdays at 8:00pm.

A true culinary gem in DTLA, you can check out all of the vendors here before you plan your free Game Night or Trivia Night at Grand Central Market. Go and get you’re your game on – Grand Central Market is located at 317 S Broadway; Los Angeles, CA 90013, and you can visit their website for more information.


  1. Check Out The Murals in DTLA’s Arts District

When I first moved to L.A, I had never before seen so much beautiful, colorful street art. The Arts District in Downtown LA, in my opinion, is the best place in the city to see some unique and colorful murals. In this neighborhood, you’ll have plenty of public art and expression to marvel at all around you as you explore – all for free of course. In a city full of grey walls and buildings, prepare to be inspired by the amount of color and self-expression at every turn here.  Click here for a map of the Arts District; feel free to start your adventure anywhere around this area (central starting points could be Angel City Brewery, Wurstkuche, or Umami Burger), walk around and explore at your leisure.

You can also tour the Arts District Murals and Murals around Los Angeles with Cart Wheel Art Tours.  They’ve established a solid reputation and have access to places and spaces that you may not.

Here are some examples of murals located in the Arts District to get you inspired to visit:

5 fun free things to do in Downtown LA
5 fun free things to do in Downtown LA
5 fun free things to do in Downtown LA

5 fun free things to do in Downtown LA

DATE: March 21, 2019

Oceanwide Plaza: Cranes sitting idle since January 18th

On January 17th, reported that Oceanwide was “Aiming to be the heart of DTLA”. The next day construction stopped.

Great News Today: Curbed Reports That Work Is Gradually Resuming at stalled megadevelopment Oceanwide Plaza. Work stopped January 18th with reports that It would begin by mid-February. According to an Oceanwide spokesperson, the $1 Billion project stopped to allow for capital restructuring.


As recent as February 10th ConstructionDive reported that $62 Million was owed to contractors. Currently, there are 9 active liens from contractors who are owed almost $100 Million.

On February 25th, The Real Deal Reported the Chinese owned company could be having trouble getting funds out of China due to restrictions on moving money abroad.


Hopefully they can get everything going again smoothly. DTLA doesn’t need an unfinished mega development lingering across from LA Live. The Hollywood Target Has Been Sitting Unfinished For 5 Long Years.

Fingers crossed for @oceanwideplaza.

Updates to follow………..

Original Article Credit : Atlas Obscura & Discover LA

L.A.’s Downtown Arts District


The 1970s brought a wave of artists into this former industrial area in Downtown Los Angeles. They sparked a fuse of creative imagination that burned for years. Up-and-coming creators took advantage of the then-low rents and built a foundation for the creative mecca that exists here today.

In its infancy, L.A.’s Downtown Arts District came to life behind-the-scenes, with artists mostly working in closed studios. Today, the art has spilled onto the streets in the form of colorful murals, attractive gallery spaces, and stylish storefronts. But the curious explorer can still find literal and figurative traces of the ‘70s. In addition to the more historic spots that remain, a creative, entrepreneurial spirit abounds.


Places To Explore


1. Descontrol

Begin your day at  the Arts District’s southernmost edge. Downtown L.A. was once the epicenter of Los Angeles’ legendary punk scene, and the Descontrol punk shop is a precious relic from this era.

Black as a void aside from a red awning that proudly proclaims the store’s merch (“PUNK SHOP/LEATHER WORKS”), the space might seem intimidating. But the purists who keep this shop open seven days a week are friendly and knowledgeable. Looking for a rare VHS tape, cassette, sticker, patch, or T-shirt? Descontrol offers an array of bric-a-brac of the pre-internet, analog variety. Even if your knowledge of punk history or music in general is iffy, pay the shop a visit and treat it like a museum filled with artifacts from a particular time and place. As an added bonus, the prices reflect a punk lifestyle and ethos: a graphic tee will cost you about $20.

1725 E 7th St C, Los Angeles, CA 90021

2. Two Bit Circus

Two Bit Circus Los Angeles

Next, make your way to a space that gracefully blends 1970s and ‘80s nostalgia with the future at Two Bit Circus, a “micro-amusement park” that makes use of cutting-edge technology.

Sidle up to the bar to be served by Gearmo del Pouro, a robot bartender affectionately nicknamed after the horror-fantasy filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Drink in hand, you’re now free to choose from a wide menu of amusements. If your tastes skew more traditional, there are classic options, including pinball, arcade games, and four-player air hockey tables. The more adventurous can try their hand at virtual reality games, such as PING! (a multiplayer version of the classic ’70s arcade game Pong) and Birdly (a full-body VR experience that makes you feel like a bird in flight). If you prefer to eschew technology altogether, there are also a number of escape room-style communal mind games that can be booked for groups in advance.

634 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

3. Peter Lai’s Workspace


Peter Lai Little Tokyo

Head north, nearly reaching Little Tokyo, where a magical space awaits inside a nondescript warehouse.

Be sure to make an appointment before you visit the Japanese Cultural Village, a 5,000-square-foot home, loft, and workspace belonging to the fashion designer Peter Lai. It’s filled with Japanese objects that he’s collected over the course of three decades. An effervescent guide, Lai will offer you tea while you tour the space. The “Village” includes a traditional tea garden, Buddhist temple, design studio, and an infinite assortment of ceramics, statues, costumes, and ephemera.

The highlight is a fully functional Kabuki theater, a space where Lai himself occasionally performs for guests (a long-standing hobby of his that once put him on the same bill as Yoko Ono). The theater even has a “backstage,” where his collection of priceless Kabuki wigs and masks are on display.

454 Seaton St., #2 (Second floor), Los Angeles, CA 90013

4. A+D Museum


The A+D Museum is a too-often overlooked institution devoted to innovation in architecture, and the myriad ways that design affects everyday lives. With a mission centered on promoting progressive architecture, you might be surprised to learn that this hyper-modern museum first opened its doors in the circa 19th-century Bradbury Building in 2001.

Since its move to the Arts District in 2015, the A+D now offers rotating exhibitions that boggle the brain in a variety of ways. Recent shows  include the “Disgusting Food Museum,” an exhibit showcasing unusual delicacies such as fried tarantula and sheep’s eyeball juice, and “The Mars Pavilion,” which posed the question: “What if robots built our buildings alongside humans?”

900 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

5. Hennessey + Ingalls


With an open-air entrance, concrete floors, and a minimalist approach to display, Hennessey + Ingalls resembles a contemporary gallery. Art lovers will feel right at home inside this book store specializing in art, architecture, and design.

Though the pricey periodicals and swoon–worthy coffee table books are fun to browse, the massive space is also filled with more esoteric volumes. Students, scholars, and obsessive aesthetes can rely on Hennessey + Ingalls for volumes ranging in subject from body art and tattooing to product design and color theory. If you’re interested in a souvenir, you’re also spoiled here for books that explore L.A. history.

300 S Santa Fe Ave M, Los Angeles, CA 90013



Alamo Drafthouse Downtown LA

Original Story Credit : Farley Elliot For Eater LA

Things are getting close for the Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown. The popular and food-friendly movie theater has been in discussions since 2013 to take over some serious real estate at the Bloc, but new paperwork sent around to neighboring businesses says a summer opening is happening.


The company also says to expect 12 “dine-in” screening rooms that each seats 80 or less customers, and with full food and beverage options available inside (including gluten-free and vegan food). There will also be a “casual full service lobby bar” on property when it opens. As for a firm date, that’s still up in the air.

Travesuras Reggaeton Party

Travesuras Is The Number One Reggaeton Experience In Downtown LA

Happening Once A Month At The Globe Theater


Travesuras Reggaeton Party

Founded by LA Local DJ/Promoter Sam (Swift) and Later Joined By Happening In DTLA  

The party grew in popularity over 2018 and was held at a number of Local Venues Like The Broadway Bar, The Blue J Lounge, The LA Reserve and other locations until the event reached a point where it needed a large scale venue to hold the massive crowds that started coming out.


Travesuras Reggaeton Party


Things have only gotten better  and the party has dates locked in just about every month this year at the Newly Renovated Globe Theatre in the heart of Downtown LA

If you like Reggeaton, Latin Trap, or any kind of Latin Nightlife Events

this is the party you don’t want to miss.

Travesuras Reggaeton Party

The Top DJ’s In LA

Amazing Visuals

3 Bars

Bottle Service

It’s Time For Travesuras


Travesuras Reggaeton Party


Alameda Supper Club
Photo Credit: Jakob N. Layman


Pasta lovers and Chris Bianco fans, rejoice: We know the Manufactory’s ambitious 40,000-square-foot bakery, market and restaurant complex is in its final stages, because last night, one of the project’s last and most anticipated restaurants finally opened its doors—with fresh noodles galore from a James Beard Award-winning chef.

Alameda Supper Club
Photo Credit: Jakob N. Layman


The dinner-only Alameda Supper Club is here, a rustic but modern restaurant from the minds of Pizzeria Bianco’s Chris Bianco and the Tartine crew, and if the sample menu tells us anything, this is an opening worth your attention.


Alameda Supper Club
Photo Credit: Jakob N. Layman

Situated around the corner from the Manufactory’s all-day market, pastry window, wine bar, and the project’s other full-service restaurant, Tartine Bianco, Alameda Supper Club hosts a more intimate space, not to mention a patio featuring its own bar and trellised dining area. The whole thing sits above the Manufactory’s massive coffee roastery, and nearby the location of the forthcoming coffee lab and education center, the final piece of the complex’s puzzle.


Alameda Supper Club
Photo Credit: Jakob N. Layman

And while Tartine’s Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt joined forces with Bianco for the Manufactory’s concepts around the corner, Alameda Supper Club is where Bianco really gets to run free—in fact, this concept is so much Bianco’s brainchild that his father’s own oil paintings will decorate the space.


Alameda Supper Club
Photo Credit: Jakob N. Layman



Original Article Credit Mona Holmes For Eater LA

It’s unfathomable that Los Angeles has been a bit light on taco festivals lately. LA Weekly’s now defunct Tacolandia used to attract upwards of 10,000 taco lovers at the annual event. But the festival went away in 2017 after event curator Bill Esparza stepped away from his duties when new owners took over the Weekly. Esparza announced a new tortilla-filled venture last week, which is a new food festival at Skylight ROW-DTLA on June 15 called Taqueando.

After creating taco-related events with Tacolandia, Beverly Hills Food & Wine, and The Taste with Roy Choi, Esparza is building a slightly smaller but equally compelling event with up to 45 taco vendors from all over the globe, and will take place in front of the old American Apparel building.

With plenty of familiar and formidable names like Guerrilla Tacos, Taco Maria, Sonoratown, and Tacos 1986, Esparza also hand-selected taqueros including London’s Breddo’s Tacos, a group from Barrio Logan in San Diego, Tijuana’s Erizo Fish House, Barrio Café from Phoenix, Ensenada’s nearly 60-year-old Mariscos La Guerrerense, and one of Mexico’s most prominent restaurants, Pangea.

Taqueando Downtown LA


Esparza expects capacity to be no more than 4,000. And don’t expect carne asada from every taquero. Esparza says there’ll be plenty of variety, including non-meat options.

“I want it to be an experience that focuses on the vendors and the Mexican community,” says Esparza. “Jonathan Gold said tacos should be a verb. He was right to say that. (In Spanish), taqueando is the Spanish verb meaning ‘to taco.’ Eating tacos is an action, it’s a lifestyle and basis from our culture.”

Tickets start at $45, while $75 VIP tickets includes early entry, cash bar, a VIP area for exclusive tastings and special gift bag with a Taqueando t-shirt. Taqueando runs from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on June 15, 2019 at ROW DTLA, and tickets are available on the Taqueando website.



The co-working trend in Downtown Los Angeles continues.

Washington D.C.-based Carr Workplaces announced that it will open at The Bloc in June. According to a press release on the company’s website, Carr Workplaces leased 24,000 square feet of space at the retail and office development at 700 S. Flower St.

“The Bloc in Downtown L.A. offers best-in-class amenities and programming to its tenants to which we will add our market-leading co-working, meeting space and concierge-quality business solutions platform,” Carr Workplaces President Austin Flajser said in the statement.

The space will offer more than 90 private offices along with concierge service, according to the release.

It will be Carr Workplaces’ 27th location, fourth in Southern California and first in Downtown.

FlexLA FlexDTLA Rideshare

FlexLA’s Mercedes-Benz Metris passenger vans driven by professional drivers will offer eligible riders access to up to eight reduced-fare rides per month within the eight-mile service area for $2 per person, per one-way on-demand ride as part of the new service.

FlexLA FlexDTLA Rideshare

FlexLA is a ridesharing pilot program aimed at providing “microtransit” options to complement the city’s public transit network which began operating in downtown Los Angeles last year. FASTLinkDTLA Transportation Management Organization, in partnership with LADOT, oversees FlexLA, and LADOT said the ButterFLi partnership will better service people with accessibility challenges.

FlexLA FlexDTLA Rideshare

“ButterFLi is grateful for the additional grant funding being provided by LADOT to support this service and is pleased to partner with LADOT and FASTLinkDTLA to make affordable, assisted on-demand and scheduled transportation accessible to seniors and persons with disabilities throughout the city of Los Angeles,” said Delilah Lanoix, ButterFLi co-founder and CEO.


Live Jazz Wednesday – Saturday.


Sitting off 6th & Spring, the RHYTHM ROOM is an inviting basement lounge with a little bit of everything done to perfection: Jazz, Games, Food & Full bar.

It’s a unique location with great vibe from the open space with low ceilings and lots of concrete columns. You’ll be grateful you entered down the original marble staircase, the same stairway the owners entered when first discovering it.

Originally intending to open up anything but a bar, the owners just saw a world of possibilities on that first twenty minute visit which culminated in resurrecting the “Rhythm Room” which was a classic WWII-era cocktail bar that existed in the same exact location.

That original Rhythm Room disappeared sometime in the 70’s so we’re blessed the current owners decided to bring it back.


Choose from 50 different board games, pool, ping pong, darts or foosball

The Rhythm Room is a great place to hangout with friends, be social and not necessarily need to drink. Relax listen to the sounds and/or play some games. Fun abounds with full-size billiards, Ping Pong, foosball, shuffle boards, dart boards and dart area and 50 board games on tap.

Looking for a place to hold a chess competition or foosball clash? Rhythm Room is the place you’re looking for.

Ping Pong in a Bunker

The most popular games are pool and darts but there is something for everyone and additions are continually made based on customer feedback.


Drinks with natural mixers made daily

The food and drinks follow the same formula. It should be simple, super delicious and only use high quality ingredients.

The drinks use mixes made inhouse daily with natural ingredients. Imagine a Mojito with actual fresh squeezed lime, fresh mint & real cane sugar.

Some great drinks on tap include Rhythm Room Signature Old Fashion, the delicious L.A Sour (Bourbon), Coolcumber Summer (Vodka + Cold Pressed Cucumber) and many more.





Just like the drinks, expect simple and excellent and tasty. With all the games and fun you’ll definitely need some sustenance to keep you going.

There are BITES such as House-Made Hummus, Spinach Dip and Holy Guacamole.

On the more extensive side 10” Flat Bread Pizzas, Chicken Meatball Sliders with meatballs tastily made in-house from scratch. Burger and chicken sliders as well. Everything is tasty and fresh!

Looking for sweets you’re in luck. They got Churros and the Dark & Creamy; a house-made banana bread topped with Vanilla ice cream.




With low ceilings and lots of concrete the Rhythm Room has an intimate environment where you might just need to talk to someone. And that’s the way the owners want it.

It’s a place where the old and young coexist in great social environment. The type of place you can bring your parents out and wonder how they’re having more fun than you are! You might just see a 21st birthday party next to a retirement party and that is great fun for all!

Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, chess tournaments; everything works in this super social environment.


Jazz, Soul the Blues and more. The Rhythm Room is downtown’s preeminent live music spot. With performances Wednesday through Saturday starting at 9PM, it’s the only place for live music!

Check their Instagram account to see what’s on tap this week! @rhythmroomla


Looking to plan an event or private party, Contact [email protected] for more info.

Outlier’s Guild Custom Motorcycle Show


The Third Annual Event to Feature Unique Collection of Custom Motorcycles, Motorcycle-inspired Art, Entertainment.


The third annual Outlier’s Guild Custom Motorcycle Show will return to Downtown Los Angeles on March 23, 2019 at the The Container Yard. The event will showcase a remarkable collection of Café Racer, Bobber, Classic, Tracker, Scrambler, Modern Classic, and Brat style motorcycles along with full custom builds.

The Outlier’s Guild Custom Motorcycle Show, also referred to as The OG Moto Show, has brought a unique motorcycle experience to Southern California. The event will gather over a hundred of the top custom builders from across the country and thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts together in a one-of-a-kind setting.

An all-star roster of builders will be participating including: Shinya Kimura of Chabott Engineering, Maxwell Hazan of Hazan Motorworks, Mitsuhiro Kiyonaga of Kiyo’s Garage, Dustin Kott of Kott Motorcycles, Justin Webster, Michael LaFountain of Raccia Motorcycles, Roland Sands, Cristian Sosa of Sosa Metalworks, Hugo Eccles of Untitled Motorcycles, and Michael Woolaway “Woolie’s Workshop” of Deus ex Machina.


Outlier’s Guild Custom Motorcycle Show

New bikes will be on display including the unveiling of the 2019 Kawasaki W800 Cafe Motorcycle and the all-new Royal Enfield 650 Parallel Twins – Interceptor and Continental GT along with the Himalayan adventure motorcycle.

Additionally, the event will feature the OG Moto Market with vendors, food trucks, coffee, and live entertainment. The OG Moto Art Gallery, an exhibit of motorcycle-inspired art, photography, and motorcycles will feature work from artists and photographers from around the world including an exhibit by the renown UK-based artist, Benedict Radcliffe. Other featured artists include: Tomas Pajdlhauser of Canada, Makoto Endo of Japan, Salvador Colin of Mexico, Jason Keam, George Yoo, Gary Musgrave, Jeff McMillan, Jose Gallina, Robert Schuleter, Shaik Ridzwan, Wayne Wreck, Tyler Cornelius, and more.

Outlier’s Guild Custom Motorcycle Show

New to this year will be the OG Moto Showcase presented by The Mighty Motor, an interactive session with the industry’s top builders and the debut of their latest creations. Live interviews with the builders and brands from the show will be conducted by the NoBraking podcast. Service and Supply barbershop will be offering free hair cleanups and beard trims throughout the event.

The OG Moto Show is supported by: The House of Machines, Royal Enfield, Alpinestars, Bell, Kawasaki, Meguiar’s, Motodemic, Pelican, Roland Sands Design, and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

The OG Moto Show is open to the public and is $15 at the door with a limited amount of online pre-sale tickets for $10. Kids 12 and under are free with adult admission. Tickets can be purchased on The event will be held from 12 PM to 8 PM on Saturday, March 23 at The Container Yard, 800 E. 4th Street Los Angeles, CA 90013.

For more information, visit


Grand Central Market Office Space

Original Article Credit : Kelsi Maree Borland For Globe St.


Langdon Street Capital has completed the renovation of 11,000 square feet of office space above Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles. The modern space has all of the creative check marks: concrete floors, brick, roll-up doors, high ceilings and restaurant amenities from Grand Central Market. In fact, it is very similar to the kind of small, boutique office space you might find in Santa Monica of Hollywood. It’s a fitting space for the market, which is currently seeing a rise of creative tenants.


“Our vision for the space was similar to office conversions that we have done in the past,” Adam Daneshgar, principal at Langdon Street Capital, tells “Obviously there is a high demand for office space that is open, more efficient and that attracts talent. A lot of companies that are taking these office spaces are competing for talent, and having an office space with lounge space, kitchens, roll-up doors and amenities seems to be a way to recruit talent.”


This is Langdon Street Capital’s first Downtown Los Angeles project, although the firm has completed other creative redevelopments in Santa Monica and Hollywood. To get a feel for the market, the tenant activity and the demand, the firm engaged a brokerage firm early on. “We look at each submarket differently, and we hire brokerage firms early on in the project,” says Daneshgar. “We ask them what is demand like and what do people want in the market. It tends to tweak our plans a little bit, but usually the general plan stays the same.”

While this office project is indicative of the rising creative demand in Downtown Los Angeles, the market still has an office vacancy rate that trends above the Greater L.A. average and a strong majority of financial services firms. The firm strategically chose to wait to market the property because of the higher office vacancy rate in until the redevelopment was complete. “We waited to openly market the property until we had further progress on the project,” says Daneshgar. “There is a higher vacancy rate in Downtown Los Angeles, and you have to set yourself apart. The last thing we wanted was to show an unfinished product.”



Building Block Los Angeles


Building Block will be hosting its annual Sample Sale on Saturday, March 23rd. This highly anticipated event happens just once a year.

The Sample Sale will include pieces from Building Block’s core collection as well as past season favorites and archival items only available at the sale.

Discounts range from 50-70% off retail.


Building Block Los Angeles


Who: Building Block
What: Annual Sample Sale
When: Saturday March 23rd, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Location revealed week-of through email newsletter only – signup via our website,



Building Block Los Angeles




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Three hours into Friday’s meeting of the L.A. City Council, city staff reported back on what they found — or rather, didn’t find — after inspecting City Hall and several adjacent buildings for rats and fleas.

City staff, along with workers in L.A. County’s health department, placed 1,800 flea traps in the floors and ceilings of Los Angeles’ halls of power. And then they checked them.

“An analysis of the traps revealed that we had found silverfish and some occasional invaders such as millipedes,” said David Paschal, an assistant general manager for the city’s general services department. “No fleas after we examined those 1,800 traps.”

Paschal added that some rat droppings were found on some of the lower floors in L.A. City Hall, but burrows were found only outside the building.



“We recognized immediately that rodents are living in the planters and living in the soil that’s adjacent to the buildings in the civic center,” said Paschal.

The report came more than a month after a deputy city attorney went public with claims she had contracted typhus after being bit by fleas while working in her office in City Hall East. She took her story to KNBC. A few days later, city council President Herb Wesson authored a motion calling for an investigation of vermin in the civic center, and an audit of how city employees store food and dispose of their trash. He also proposed removing all the carpets in the building.

Fire House Hotel Arts District
Photo By: Laura Hull

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“This building has some magic in it, and I think everyone wanted to be a part of it,” says Sally Breer, of the design firm ETC.etera. The two-story Engine Co. No. 17 building on Santa Fe Avenue was built in 1927, but it’s been decades since its two sets of hulking red double doors served their intended purpose. The Los Angeles Fire Department unit that served here for more than 50 years moved to a relatively modern facility nearby in 1980.


Fire House Hotel Arts District
Photo By: Laura Hull


Instead of housing LAFD personnel and equipment, the property now pulses with a radically different kind of energy thanks to hospitality entrepreneur Dustin Lancaster’s latest venture, of which Breer is a major part: the Firehouse Hotel. The hotel’s nine individually designed guest rooms—as well as its bar, restaurant, cafe and boutique—are making this block near 7th Street in the DTLA Arts District hotter than ever.

The Firehouse Hotel is Lancaster and Breer’s fourth undertaking together, and this time around the effort has gotten a boost from other L.A. creatives, notably culinary-brand founder Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett and accessories designer Clare Vivier of Clare V. “We’re big collaborators in general, because the more cool people you can bring on, the better it’ll be,” says Lancaster. “This project is very much about L.A. love.”


Fire House Hotel Arts District
Photo By: Laura Hull


In 2016 Lancaster began negotiations to take over the structure he’d seen and fallen in love with many years ago. He immediately wanted Breer on board. Given his successful track record with venues like L & E Oyster Bar, El Condor, Bar Covell, Hotel Covell and Oriel restaurant (the last two designed by Breer)—as well as other projects in his An Eastside Establishment portfolio—certain friends were eager to get involved.


Fire House Hotel Arts District
Photo By: Laura Hull


The Firehouse Hotel offers more services and amenities than Hotel Covell, which opened in 2015 with the distinctive stamp of Breer’s unconventional approach and aesthetic. “Always our job first and foremost is to respect the architecture and breathe some new life into it,” says Breer. In this case, the team retained the dignified 92-year-old civic landmark’s original wood and concrete floors, exposed wood-truss ceilings and pressed-tin panels. (The building’s previous owner had lived in a loft apartment upstairs; other sections of the building remained mostly raw.)



Opening March 21st.


HH Brazilian Steakhouse Downtown LA DTLA

H&H Brazilian Steakhouse is a new take to Brazilian Food, brimming with healthful recipes, but there’s nothing secret about the way they prepare their dishes. Their unique experience brings guests closer to their culinary craft and behind their meats is a selection of the prime steaks available, grass-fed and local organic produce that you can enjoy with a unique Wine from South America.


HH Brazilian Steakhouse Downtown LA DTLA

They take great pride in a menu that caters to nearly every food preference with a variety of Beef, Lamb, Pork and Chicken selection. And their Extensive Salad bar has a gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian and vegan offerings. Their commitment to quality and creativity ensures a menu that encourages exploration all throughout the year.


HH Brazilian Steakhouse Downtown LA DTLA

H&H’s Lunch hours will be

Monday through Friday : 11:30AM – 2PM


Monday through Friday : 5:00PM – 9:30PM

Friday & Saturday until 10PM

and Sundays from 4PM – 9PM


H&H Brazilian Steakhouse

518 W 7th Street in Downtown, CA


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