It’s amazing for me to think about what it’s going to be like in exactly one year when the newly remodeled FIGat7th re-opens in Downtown LA along with the very much anticipated arrival of City Target as the first announced anchor tenant in the revamped shopping center.
We are all waiting anxiously to find out what other retailers and restaurants will sign on, but I am confident that popular brand names will be revealed soon, which will be a tremendous milestone in Downtown LA’s continued revitalization. We have the restaurants, now we need the shopping. My wish is for Uniqlo and TopShop!
This week, Brookfield Office Properties (the owner of FIGat7th) took me on a hard hat tour inside the active construction site at FIGat7th, and specifically, City Target. Standing inside the cavernous “raw shell” of City Target was just amazing to me. Not only will this be a completely unique “urban version” of Target in all of Southern California (there are only 4 others in the country right now), but I could imagine the vast space I was standing in of approximately 100,000 square feet completed and filled with happy “Tar-jay” shoppers.
Ron, the Director of Construction, told me that new freight elevators were just installed and that he expects City Target to take over and start build out in early March 2012 finishing in the fall around this time next year.
In addition, I also learned from the tour that the new food court on the bottom level will be named “Taste” and the restaurants will mostly, if not all, be LA-based concepts. One of the original restaurants in the former 7+FIG, Georges Greek Cafe, will likely be returning to the new FIGat7th. FYI: Georges Greek Cafe currently operates a food truck that stops by during lunch on the upper plaza level every week (along with a few other familiar food trucks).
Take a peek inside City Target Downtown LA under construction!