Back in June 2015, we reported the exciting news that Blue Bottle Coffee was coming to the Bradbury Building in Downtown LA, which would become its second DTLA location after the Arts District. Well fast forward a year and half later, and the popular third-wave coffee chain has finally opened at the corner of 3rd and Broadway signaling yet another strong sign that Broadway is actually, really turning a corner in its long-awaited revitalization.
This just in from an awesome tipster. Blue Bottle’s LA domination continues with another second location planning to open in Downtown LA in addition to the Arts District. According to the Financial Times published today, Blue Bottle has signed a lease to open in the amazing, beautiful historic Bradbury Building at 3rd and Broadway. Although the article doesn’t go into specifics about the new third-wave coffee outpost opening at one of LA’s most impressive architectural masterpieces built in 1893, I am pretty certain it is replacing the Sprint store at the corner, which I noticed was vacating (relocating to another smaller space on Broadway also in the Bradbury Building) on May 1 during the “May Day Rally” when I snapped the picture above.