No surprise here! The Arts District in Downtown LA continues to attract the most trendsetting brands and stores becoming downtown’s answer to red hot Abbot Kinney. That’s why I am happy to announce that two more exciting stores will be opening here this year confirmed to be in the northern section of the sprawling Arts District (aka “NoArDi”): watchmaker Shinola and Salt & Straw ice cream.
Over the last year and a half, 3rd & Garey — a beautiful Art Deco brick warehouse from 1930 owned by Parallel Acquisitions — has undergone seismic retrofitting to prepare for its new role as a retail and restaurant hub for the Arts District.
The historic building sits in the middle of all the action, accessible to the growing synergy of other stores and galleries setting up shop, including the new massive Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art gallery opening this year across the street in a former historic flour mill.
Shinola and Salt & Straw will both be opening on the 3rd Street side of the property (there is also more retail space on the Garey Street side) that will help activate this stretch of the block located across the street from other unique retailers like Poketo, Apolis: Common Gallery, and Alchemy Works.
Shinola will open a huge 5,000 square foot flagship store becoming the largest location currently on the West Coast. The newish company based in Detroit was founded in 2011 and is known for their watches, bikes, and leather goods. Opening next door will be Portland’s Salt & Straw bringing their famous ice cream to a space approximately 3,000 square feet large.