The “Extra concept” from Smart & Final, opening summer 2013, will be a full-scale grocery market added to the Downtown LA community
The downtown community has been clamoring for more grocery stores for obvious reasons. It’s difficult to live somewhere comfortably without having convenient access to a lot of grocery options. We all love our Ralphs Fresh Fare, Woori Market, and even City Target, but in the case of grocery options, the more the merrier. Competition creates an advantage for consumers who are able to price and quality shop. So it is very exciting to me that another truly full-scale grocery store will be opening in a few months that will help make downtown an even more attractive place to live. Smart & Final Extra will be opening a brand new 25,000 square foot market in the Financial District/South Park, not far from many residents and office workers in the area.
Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Street Mall is walking a similar path as Downtown LA’s Broadway toward urban revitalization
The last several weeks have been filled with really great news (read: a windfall) one after another regarding new retail stores opening or announcing their arrival in Downtown LA. It started with a big bang when we found out that the high-end Swedish retailer Acne Studios would be opening their largest store in the world at 9th and Broadway; then we had LA designer Alejandro Rodriguez’s Beautiful Fül store grand opening; then another grand opening of the national brand Sub_Urban Riot’s first retail store in the US; and then of course Brooks Brothers opened not long after in the Financial District. It culminated last Thursday with the exciting announcement that Urban Outfitters will be coming to Broadway later this year taking over and rehabbing the beautiful but dilapidated Rialto Theatre, including the restoration of the historic theater marquee.
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The Philadelphia-based int’l clothing chain, Urban Outfitters, will be opening their new Downtown LA flagship store in the historic Rialto Theatre on Broadway
Downtown LA is on fire right now! The amazing deluge of exciting DTLA retail news continues with the announcement today from Curbed LA that Urban Outfitters has signed a lease to take over the approximately 10,000 square foot historic Rialto Theatre near 8th and Broadway, which once seated 900. Rumors started back in Sept 2012 that the Philadelphia-based international retail chain — selling trendy urban chic clothing for both men and women — was in serious lease negotiations to take over and rehab the dilapidated 1917 theater venue. Eight months later, we can rejoice that another significant retailer is ready to jump on the Downtown LA bandwagon.
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.
The first flagship location for the national clothing brand Sub_Urban Riot is now open near 7th/Main in Downtown LA’s Historic Core
This is what Downtown LA has been yearning for: MORE RETAIL OPTIONS. Another new national clothing brand called Sub_Urban Riot has opened their first retail store near 7th and Main in the SB Main Lofts building. Within the last couple of weeks, there’s definitely been more DTLA retail news including the exciting announcement of Acne Studios’ arrival (a high-end international clothing retailer from Sweden) coming to the Eastern Columbia at 9th and Broadway and the grand opening of LA designer Alejandro Rodriguez’s flagship store Beautiful Fül. We haven’t exactly hit a critical mass yet, but adding more retailers like Acne Studios, Sub_Urban Riot, and Beautiful Fül will help toward making Downtown LA the future go-to location for other retailers, eventually creating a real urban shopping district (not The Grove) that one would expect for the third largest city in North America (after Mexico City and New York).
Evoke Yoga is coming to the historic Van Nuys building at 7th and Spring in Downtown LA
One by one, block by block, retail spaces in the Historic Core in Downtown LA are starting to see a rebirth in new businesses as the urban revitalization of LA’s Historic Core continues to march forward (read: momentum continues to build). The busy intersection of 7th and Spring is beginning to show some solid signs of positive change with the recent openings of Juice Crafters, Tierra Mia Coffee, and the Lab 3 gift shop. Now, a new boutique yoga studio called Evoke Yoga will be joining that list of new businesses at 7th and Spring.
LA-based designer Alejandro Rodriguez opens his flagship store, Beautiful Fül, in Downtown LA’s historic Rosslyn Hotel at 5th and Main
A new menswear retail store called “Beautiful Fül” grand opens this week at the Rosslyn Hotel at 5th and Main adding to a growing list of new retailers opening up in the Historic Core. What was supposed to end up as a second outpost for Papi’s Pizzeria that never materialized has become an impressive flagship store for LA-based designer Alejandro Rodriguez for his Beautiful Fül clothing line.
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The only Acne Studios store in the US is currently in SoHo, New York, with plans to open their second location in Downtown LA
Just last Friday, we reported some exciting retail news that Acne Studios (pronounced ACK-nay), a Swedish global fashion chain selling high-end men’s and women’s clothing, leased the corner retail space at the Eastern Columbia at 9th and Broadway. This is a huge win for Downtown LA (and the Bringing Back Broadway effort) since international retail chains on the caliber of Acne Studios usually open their stores on the Westside in areas like Melrose and Robertson, and more recently, Abbot Kinney in Venice.
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).
The new 30,000 square foot flagship Equinox fitness club is now open in Downtown LA’s Financial District
It’s been over a year since DTLA Rising first announced the exciting news that Equinox was coming to the 444 Flower Citigroup Center in the Downtown LA Financial District. Yesterday was the grand opening of the approximately 30,000 square foot fitness club. Taking over two levels of the 444 Flower complex, the flagship club offers members an array of exercise equipment and training fitness facilities that Equinox has come to be known for.