Rush Snack Bar opened yesterday on Monday during an interesting moment in LA’s transit history. During the past weekend, the climax of Carmageddon ended on Sunday as construction actually finished earlier than expected and drivers were given the false sense of security that the 405 was on the “track of progress.”
The Los Angeles Times decided to cover all the commotion in the urban/transit community in LA regarding Andrew Cohen’s Rush Snack Bar (convenience store) opening up inside the 7th/Metro subway station in Downtown LA. The article references this blog as the source of the commotion and I would like to elaborate again on WHY I decided to make a big deal about a simple convenience store opening. (This is also mainly a response to some negative comments posted on the LA Times article.)
There is, to the best of my knowledge, only one retail space that is actually inside a subway station in the LA metro system. This unique retail space sits underground by the Hope Street entrance of the busy 7th/Metro subway stop (servicing the Red, Purple, Blue, and future Expo lines).