Ross Dress for Less is now officially open on Broadway near 7th Street in Downtown LA after announcing their arrival back in Jan 2012. A grand opening celebration took place on Saturday morning at 9am. The new 39,000 square foot Ross — with retail space on the first and basement levels — has completely restored the beautiful historic Woolworth Building built in 1920. Part of that restoration includes two historic “grand staircases” that connect the first floor with the basement. The historic staircases consist of original terrazzo floors and wood railings. In addition, a large new mural on the store’s wall by the main grand staircase proudly proclaims the city’s efforts at “Bringing Back Broadway Street” with a historical description of the Woolworth Building, which was the first “five and dime” discount store chain in the country.
Ross Dress for Less on Broadway carries a large selection of merchandise for women, men, and children as well as furnishings for the home. Accessories, jewelry, luggage, and perfume/cologne are located on the first level.
With 120 feet of storefront facing Broadway, the new polished Ross store is a glimpse into the future of what Broadway could be as building by building is restored and activated again with a variety of new businesses. A large vertical neon Ross blade sign was installed last week as well to emulate the original Woolworth sign that was once there.