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Genwa Korean BBQ Coming to South Park in Downtown LA

Genwa has signed a lease to open their third LA location here at the 274-unit 1000 Grand by Windsor mixed-use property

Korean BBQ lovers who live and work downtown will be happy to learn that you’ll soon be able to get your grilled carnivorous fix without having to leave downtown. Over in the burgeoning South Park district, the highly rated Genwa Korean BBQ (ranked one of the best KBBQ spots in LA by Eater LA) will be joining a growing list of new businesses that are helping to shape the fledgling urban community into one of Downtown LA’s most exciting neighborhoods.

Represented by real estate agent Mitch Carricart, Genwa Korean BBQ has signed a lease recently to open their third location here in Downtown LA’s 1000 Grand by Windsor located on the southeast corner of Olympic Blvd and Grand Ave not far from the towering construction cranes that loom over the Staples Center/LA Live area. According to listing broker Justin Weiss of Kennedy Wilson, the LA-based restaurant that’s been rated a solid 4.5 stars by thousands of Yelp reviewers, plans to open an approximately 5,000 square foot corner space that’s flanked by the new pet shop store Healthy Spot and the soon-to-open Midwest pizza chain PizzaFire.

With two existing LA locations—the original one on Mid-Wilshire and a second La Cienega one in Beverly Hills—the third Downtown LA location will open sometime later in 2018. Well-known for their high-quality meats and delicious vast selection of banchan (Korean side dishes), it’s safe to say that Genwa will become an instant hot destination within South Park that will enliven this growing-but-still-quiet stretch of Olympic Blvd.

It’s amazing to me to see just how much this area of South Park has transformed over the last several years. I still remember vividly this stretch of Olympic Blvd was once lined with desolate, anti-pedestrian surface parking lots. At that time, it seemed far-fetched to imagine that South Park could ever become a walkable urban community. Today, as more mixed-use projects are added to South Park, including this 274-unit 1000 Grand by Windsor property, that dream of an expanded walkable urban realm is finally becoming true.

Genwa will be taking over a 5,000 square foot corner space at the 1000 Grand by Windsor mixed-use property

Genwa will open next door to new pet store Healthy Spot

Genwa joins a growing list of new businesses opening in South Park that will help enliven the growing urban community

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  1. Clark says

    Awesome to see this old empty stretch of Olympic developing into something exciting and useful.
    Let’s hope for more retail in the area to go with the dining options that are popping up.
    You can tell which developers want to fill their space and which ones want to hold firm waiting for the highest price. I wish more buildings were as quick to gets leases signed as these Olympic Blvd. buildings have been.
    Grand Avenue, 11th St. after the makeover and Olympic Blvd. are going to be a great stretch.

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