No one can deny the amazing changes happening on Spring Street in Downtown LA. What was once sad and desolate in the recent past has evolved into a living and breathing urban neighborhood with an active heartbeat. A lot of the revitalization of Spring St has happened north of 7th Street (the numerous cafes, Last Bookstore, etc.) and south of 8th Street (Terroni, Parish, Pattern Bar, etc.), and as a result, there’s been an inactive “dead zone” block that has prevented the fully activated, synergistic pedestrian connection of Spring St. However, an exciting new restaurant called Spring & Ivy is set to open near mid-block that will help bridge that gap.
Currently under construction at 716 S Spring St, Spring & Ivy takes over a one-story historic structure built in 1922, located next to the historic 13-story Corporation Building, which has been converted to trendy creative offices. Both buildings are owned by local downtown developer Izek Shomof. The new eatery will serve modern American cuisine and is slated to open in early 2014.
According to a recent petition hosted by NationBuilder to help support the forthcoming Spring & Ivy restaurant co-owned by Tom Sopit of Singha Beer, the proposed restaurant will be just shy of 4,000 square feet (including basement storage area). The proposed hours of operation will be from 11 am to 2 am. The interior will be “remodeled and incorporate historic features of the interior” and “add great interior green space that all guests will appreciate.” Live entertainment and dancing is also planned for the restaurant.
A rendering of the interior restaurant space, with its restored 30-foot glass skylight atrium, can be seen below.