This January, we found out that (a fourth) Starbucks in South Park was going into the former and long vacant Minuteman Press space at the Skyline Condominiums. Six months later, construction is finally completed and today was the grand opening on Father’s Day. Even though it was a Sunday — the least busiest day of the week generally for Downtown LA — there were still quite a few people sitting outside in the patio seating area in front of Starbucks enjoying the warm sunny afternoon.
I can see this new Starbucks becoming a favorite morning spot for the neighborhood — both for residents and workers. It is very exciting for me to see many of our once-desolate intersections now activated by new relevant businesses. This new Starbucks at the 9th and Flower intersection will soon be joined by highly anticipated Towne restaurant (that we first reported on back in July 6, 2011) directly catercorner across the street. With more and more businesses opening up in South Park, it is finally starting to feel more like an authentic urban neighborhood.
Current business hours will be from 5 am to 10 pm, seven days a week.