There’s always that one pioneer that starts it all. Almost a decade and half ago, Pete’s Cafe was the lone eatery in the Old Bank District before the area became Josef Centeno’s culinary empire. Then in 2008 Bottega Louie set the precedent (and the bar high) for 7th Street, which became Downtown LA’s Restaurant Row. When it comes to retail, that’s exactly what Daniel Patrick is doing for the southern portion of Broadway (south of Olympic Blvd) where the area — the cusp of South Park and the Fashion District — is still considered the fringe of downtown revitalization, but not for long.
Not far from all the 9th/Broadway action (Ace Hotel, Acne Studios, Urban Outfitters, etc), the new 2,000 square foot Daniel Patrick flagship store sits mid-block on Broadway between Olympic Blvd and 11th Street, a stone’s throw from the future redevelopment of the Case Hotel into trendy boutique lodging and the amazing Julia Morgan-designed Herald Examiner building, which is also slated for future redevelopment.
The cavernous space with soaring high ceilings sits on the ground floor of the historic 1928 Western Pacific Building, which is rumored to become creative office space. The ultra-modern black and white and minimalistic clean lines of the store beckons those who walk by serendipitously.
Daniel Patrick is a Los Angeles designer originally from Sydney, Australia. His signature “edgy monochrome” styles for men have gained wide esteem in the fashion world, including celebrities — hey, this is LA right? — such as Usher, Will.i.am, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Jared Leto.
It won’t be long before this long-forgotten nabe becomes the next hottest part of Downtown LA as we continue to push the boundaries of urban revitalization.
Store hours are Tue — Sun from 12 pm to 6 pm (closed on Mondays). For more info and to view the full collection, visit Daniel Patrick store online.