A DTLA resident sends in some very exciting news regarding what could possibly be another sign of Broadway’s continued revitalization: Urban Outfitters.
Back in the day, Broadway used to be LA’s premier shopping high street with fashionable boutiques and grand department stores such as Bullock’s and May Co. Progressively over the decades, the most architecturally significant street in Southern California became a center of swap meets, check cashing centers, and other deep discount outlets. However, all the signs are pointing toward a brighter future for Broadway with the arrival of Ace Hotel, Umamicatessen, angelo:HOME, etc. And the momentum could continue strongly if Urban Outfitters decides to lease the space inside the historic Rialto Theatre, first reported by SCPR.
According to SCPR, a deal has not been signed yet, but the popular urban retailer is apparently looking at the 1917 historic theater space with serious intentions. If a deal is reached successfully, Urban Outfitters may have a strong enough pull, working in concert with all the other new aforementioned businesses along Broadway, to really start bringing in other large retailers. Topshop and Uniqlo anyone?
Could Broadway one day become Los Angeles’ most sought after location for retailers and restaurants alike?
I think Yes.