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New Tanner Goods Adds to Growing Retail Epicenter at 9th/Broadway in Downtown LA

A new Tanner Goods boutique (only the second one outside of Portland) has opened at 9th/Broadway nearby the newly opened Ace Hotel

A new Tanner Goods boutique (only the second one outside of Portland) has opened at 9th/Broadway nearby the newly opened Ace Hotel

Ninth and Broadway just got even more exciting this weekend with the opening of Tanner Goods this past Sunday afternoon. The new Tanner Goods store in Downtown LA is only the second one outside of Portland, Oregon. The boutique is about 1,000 square feet large with soaring high ceilings giving the store a beautiful and spacious industrial ambiance. For those unfamiliar with the brand, Tanner Goods is a maker of leather goods including bags, wallets, gloves, and belts. However, you’ll find more than just accessories as a full line of clothing attire and shoes are stocked as well from various brands including Norse Projects from Denmark, Tellason denim and Tanner Goods’ own clothing line called The Woodlands.

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Confirmed: A.P.C. and OAK NYC Coming Soon to 9th/Broadway in Downtown LA

French fashion line A.P.C. (left arrow) and OAK NYC (right arrow) are coming soon to the increasingly tony intersection of 9th/Broadway

French fashion line A.P.C. (left arrow) and OAK NYC (right arrow) are coming soon to the increasingly tony intersection of 9th/Broadway

Last year in December, we first released some exciting rumors that two more amazing fashion brands — OAK NYC and French fashion line A.P.C. — were sniffing around 9th and Broadway, which has seriously become the epicenter of Broadway’s amazing urban renaissance. Well, I’m so excited to report that both brands are confirmed and will be joining the growing list of amazing brands coalescing around this intersection (see list below).

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Hallelujah! The Wait is Over: Ace Hotel Soft Opened Today in Downtown LA

Ace Hotel is now open at 929 S Broadway in Downtown LA

Ace Hotel is now open at 929 S Broadway in Downtown LA

The very highly anticipated Ace Hotel — the uber trendy boutique lodging chain originally from Portland — soft opened today in their new digs at the historic 1927 United Artist Theatre building near smoking hot 9th/Broadway. As you may remember, DTLA Rising broke the news that Ace Hotel was coming to Downtown LA back in Oct 2011. Two years later, the wait is finally over and was well worth the wait!

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Now Open: Acne Studios Opens Global Flagship Store on Broadway in Downtown LA

Swedish clothing retailer Acne Studios is now open at 9th/Broadway, now the fashion brand's global flagship store

Swedish clothing retailer Acne Studios is now open at 9th/Broadway, now the fashion brand’s global flagship store

Upscale Swedish clothing retailer Acne Studios is now officially open at 9th and Broadway on the ground floor of the beautiful art deco Eastern Columbia building. The new downtown location becomes the brand’s global flagship store at a whopping 5,000 square feet stocked with the hippest of fashion for both men and women and the first location to include an in-store Swedish Il Caffe. A private friends and family grand opening was held last night inside the new store with hundreds in attendance. I haven’t experienced this much positive energy on Broadway since the grand opening of Umamicatessen back in March 2012. The excitement within the air was palpable as live music played, champagne was poured, and well-groomed male servers wearing pink outfits (to match the store’s pink terrazzo floor) came around with sweet confections shaped like a mushroom referencing the store’s “Giant triple mushroom” art installation by Belgian artist Carsten Höller.

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New Daniel Patrick Flagship Store Opens Along Broadway’s Next Frontier in Downtown LA

LA Designer, originally from Sydney, Daniel Patrick has opened his first flagship store near 11th/Broadway

LA Designer, originally from Sydney, Daniel Patrick has opened his first flagship store near 11th/Broadway, which is Broadway’s next frontier

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.

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Sorta Rumor Mill: OAK NYC and French Fashion Line A.P.C. Coming to 9th/Broadway in Downtown LA

Two more high-end retailers are planning to join the retail explosion at 9th/Broadway in Downtown LA: OAK NYC and A.P.C.

Two more high-end retailers are planning to join the retail explosion at 9th/Broadway in Downtown LA: OAK NYC and A.P.C. (Photo: OAK NYC and APC)

Okay, we all know that 9th/Broadway is totally on fire! The once desolate intersection at the cusp of the Historic Core and Fashion District is quickly becoming the hub of some serious retail activity in Downtown LA as both Acne Studios and Urban Outfitters prepare for an opening later this month and Aesop and Tanner Goods are planning a Jan 2014 opening. Don’t forget Ace Hotel is also opening on Jan 15, 2014 and Tarina Tarantino’s Sparkle Factory opening summer 2014. So could this get any better? The answer is a resounding yes! Add two more high-end retailers to the growing list: indie store OAK NYC and global French fashion line A.P.C.

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Aesop Pop-Up Shop Now Open in Downtown LA, Permanent Store Opening Jan 2014

The new Aesop pop-up shop is now open on 9th Street near Broadway while the permanent Aesop store is under construction next door

The new Aesop pop-up shop is now open on 9th Street near Broadway while the permanent Aesop store is under construction next door

The exciting evolution of Downtown LA’s retail scene continues with the opening of Aesop’s new chic pop-up shop on 9th Street located next door to their future permanent store currently under construction on the corner of 9th/Broadway. The pop-up, which just opened last Thursday, takes over a vacant space once occupied by Connie’s Cut ‘n Style hair salon and will be open through the holidays until the permanent store debuts in Jan 2014.

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Downtown LA’s Highly Anticipated Ace Hotel Opening in Mid-January 2014

Ace Hotel will be opening in mid-Jan 2014, restoring and keeping the famous"Jesus Saves" sign in back of the United Artist Theater (Photo: CaptainMarvel)

Ace Hotel will be opening in mid-Jan 2014, restoring and keeping the famous “Jesus Saves” sign in back of the United Artist Theater (Photo: CaptainMarvel)

Back in Oct 2011, DTLA Rising broke the news that Ace Hotel was potentially taking over the historic United Artist Theater near 9th and Broadway in the Historic Core borderline Fashion District. Obviously that “rumor” turned out to be one of the most exciting and highly anticipated redevelopment projects in Downtown LA. Two years later, construction on the hotel project is finally nearing completion with an opening date slated for early next year. In fact, the Ace Hotel website is now accepting reservations beginning Jan 15, 2014 with current room rates ranging from $212 to $569.

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Beijing Gastropub, Peking Tavern, Now Open at 8th/Spring in Downtown LA

Peking Tavern, a new Beijing gastropub, has soft opened at 8th/Spring directly underneath Terroni in the basement of the NCT Lofts building (entrance off of Spring)

Peking Tavern, a new Beijing gastropub, has soft opened at 8th/Spring directly underneath Terroni in the basement of the NCT Lofts building (entrance off of Spring)

The intersection of 8th and Spring in the Historic Core, once the desolate fringe of Downtown LA urban revitalization, is really beginning to take shape nicely. Sure it can still be a little quiet, but exciting developments continue to keep the momentum alive and moving the block forward. For example, this past summer in July, the much anticipated grand opening of Terroni — a Toronto-based culinary favorite serving southern Italian — helped activate the corner with a stunning new flagship restaurant, now a hot dining destination crowded on any given night. And now another exciting addition is added to 8th and Spring with the soft opening of Peking Tavern, which is located within the basement of the NCT Lofts building directly underneath Terroni.

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Breaking News: Aesop Cosmetics and Tanner Goods from Portland Coming to Broadway in Downtown LA

Two very exciting retailers, Tanner Goods and Aesop, will take up the corner of the beautiful art deco Ninth and Broadway building in Downtown LA

Two very exciting retailers, Tanner Goods and Aesop, will take up the corner of the beautiful art deco Ninth and Broadway building in Downtown LA

Ninth and Broadway is on fire! I have confirmed with ANJAC, the downtown-based entity that owns the gorgeous art deco Ninth and Broadway historic edifice, that the two corner retail spaces on the ground floor (next door to UMAMIcatessen) have been successfully leased out to two very exciting retailers. The space directly at the corner of 9th and Broadway, where a check cashing center used to be, will become a beautiful new Aésop cosmetics store. The space adjacent to Aésop will become Tanner Goods, which is a high-end apparel store from Portland, Oregon. Both spaces are just over 1,000 square feet each.

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Blends Apparel Boutique in Downtown LA Relocating from Old Bank District to Fashion District

Blends, the hyper-trendy sneaker and apparel boutique, is relocating to the Fashion District

Blends, the hyper-trendy sneaker and apparel boutique at 4th and Main, is relocating to the Fashion District into a commercial loft space (seen on the left)

Blends store near 4th and Main in the Old Bank District is a hyper-trendy boutique selling the latest sneakers and apparel including Comme des Garçons. The shop, on the ground floor of the Banco Popular building, is one of the first pioneering retailers to open downtown in 2006. It’s also the first business that I recruited first-hand to Downtown LA when I began my downtown career in 2004 at the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (say that three times fast). I met the owner of Blends store, Tak, at The Lab in Costa Mesa, which is a supposed “anti-mall” designed to “look urban” stuck in an ocean of Orange County suburbia. I convinced Tak that Downtown LA — with its truly authentic urban setting — would be a perfect fit for his store. We eventually found him the spot near 4th and Main, and the rest is history.

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Sparkle Factory Flagship Store Opening Summer 2014 on Broadway in Downtown LA

Located at 9th and Broadway, Sparkle Factory will begin cleaning and facade restoration soon, completing in summer 2014

Located at 9th and Broadway, the historic L.L. Western Costume Company building is now the new headquarters for jewelry brand Sparkle Factory

Broadway is getting hotter every year with new retail announcements like Acne Studios and Urban Outfitters coming later this year. In early 2012, jewelry brand Sparkle Factory announced that they would take over the entire 7-story historic L.L. Burns Western Costume Company (built in 1914), which is a building rich with LA history as one of the most prominent outfitters for the stage and screen during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Located at 9th and Broadway, Sparkle Factory will become not only a flagship retail store for owner Tarina Tarantino’s colorful jewelry and accessories, but also a hub for local designers to showcase their own wares.

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Terroni Opens LA Flagship Restaurant at 8th & Spring in Downtown LA

Terroni's LA flagship Italian restaurant is now open in Downtown LA

Terroni’s LA flagship Italian restaurant is now open in Downtown LA

One of the most beautiful restaurants in Los Angeles is now open at the intersection of 8th and Spring at the cusp of the Fashion District within the Historic Core. Last night, Terroni finally opened for dinner after over a year of construction that has transformed a long-vacant 6,000 square foot space — what was once LA’s National City Bank headquarters (built in 1924) — into a grand dining spectacle that will continue to help establish Downtown LA as Los Angeles’ culinary hotspot. Southern Italian cuisine is the main focus on Terroni’s menu.

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Brooks Brothers Now Open at Jonathan Club in Downtown LA

A new Brooks Brothers store opened this past weekend at the Jonathan Club in Downtown LA's Financial District

A new Brooks Brothers store opened this past weekend at the Jonathan Club in Downtown LA’s Financial District

April was an exciting month for Downtown LA when it comes to retail news. From Acne Studios and Beautiful Fül to Sub Urban Riot, new and interesting clothing retailers are helping to put Downtown LA back on the map when it comes to shopping (in The City). And now the momentum continues with Brooks Brothers opening their new store at the Jonathan Club at 6th and Figueroa in the Financial District.

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Swedish Global Fashion Chain, Acne Studios, Opening Second US Location in Downtown LA

The Swedish global fashion chain, Acne Studios, is coming to the corner of 9th and Broadway in the Eastern Columbia (Photo: Google Maps)

The high-end Swedish global fashion chain, Acne Studios, is coming to the corner of 9th and Broadway in the Eastern Columbia (Photo: Google Maps)

Some very exciting news comes from several Eastern Columbia residents who have informed me that Acne Studios has signed a lease to take over the 5,000 square foot corner retail space in the Eastern Columbia at 9th and Broadway, making this the largest Acne Studios store in the world. Selling high-end clothing for both men and women, Acne Studios is a Swedish global fashion chain with an impressive list of stores in eleven countries, including fashionable cities like London, Paris, Tokyo, New York, Berlin, and now Los Angeles, which will only be the second store in the US (the other is in SoHo, New York).

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