Earlier this week, the Downtown-based firm filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to demolish its longtime Chinatown headquarters and replace it with a mixed-use complex. The proposed development at 1201 N. Broadway would consist of a podium-style building containing 124 residential units, 8,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space and underground parking.
The family behind the San Antonio Winery is reviving plans to build a mixed-use development overlooking Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Big news for fans of Eddie Huang, the media-friendly New York City chef behind Baohaus: soon enough, he’ll be landing in Los Angeles. News finally solidified today that Huang will indeed be coming to the booming Far East Plaza, taking over the now-shuttered Pok Pok Phat Thai space right next to Howlin’ Ray's. Huang himself confirms the move, telling Eater:
Crammed inside of the 200-square-foot Burgerlords kitchen, Otium restaurant’s chef Timothy Hollingsworth is assembling a burger with eel and shishito peppers. This is not normal for Burgerlords. This is not normal for Hollingsworth.
Chinatown’s drinking scene is set for a serious boost thanks to the Eastside Establishment team. They’re the folks behind every operation from Covell to L&E Oyster Bar to Augustine Wine Bar in the Valley, and this time around they’re doling out dual concepts not far from one another.
TThe renaissance of L.A.’s Chinatown, which began a few years ago when chefs Roy Choi and Andy Ricker opened restaurants in the neighborhood and is continuing as the Far East Plaza becomes a culinary destination, is adding drinks to all that great food. Three bars are coming to the northeast part of Chinatown: a speak-easy, a wine and beer bar, and a local brewery.
In Inc. Magazine's rankings of the fastest growing private companies in America over the past three years, Loot Crate - a company based in Highland Park - was named on top of the list.
"Loot Crate, which sends geeks and gamers a monthly collection of action figures, comic books and other loot, has gone from $125,000 in revenue during in its first year to $116 million in revenue last year."
Chinatown and the surrounding Cultural Core near Union Station continues to be the focal point of much development activity. Many large-scale developments have been recently completed (ie: Jia Apartments and Blossom Plaza) and the Trammell Crow Company is the latest with the ground breaking of La Plaza Cultura Village, across the street from Union Station.
La Plaza Cultura Village, slated for two Los Angeles County-owned parking lots at the intersection of Broadway and Cesar E Chavez Avenue, will consist of five- and eight-story buildings featuring 355 residential units and 43,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space.
The creative community in LA is increasingly moving closer to Downtown and the Eastside, and tenants from other cities are taking notice as well. Recently, custom shoe & bag designer/manufacturer, Solid State Studios (from Chicago) decided to relocate their studio to Chinatown, DTLA, a community that we are heavily invested in. Welcome Solid State!
Chinatown's pedestrian-friendliness & convenient public transit accessibility fosters a vibrant business community and the neighborhood continues to experience an array of unique shopkeepers to set up their new storefronts here. Most recently, Nous Tous, a partnership between Citizens of Culture creator Maceo Paisley and Koshka's Teresa Hu, opened up shop in Chinatown's Central Plaza. RedCar is heavily invested in Chinatown, and we are excited to welcome them as partners in the revitalization of the neighborhood!