RECENT NEWS UPDATES
On November 5, Stones Throw Records will hold a festival in its hometown Los Angeles celebrating its 20-year anniversary. It will take place at Highland Park, and it’s free. The festival is a part of the Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in L.A. series. The performers include label founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Common, Dâm-Funk, Karriem Riggins, Homeboy Sandman, Mndsgn, Mild High Club, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, J. Rocc, and more.
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, the San Francisco bakery known for its croissant-muffin hybrid called the cruffin, has opened a location in Highland Park. Expect plenty of laminated dough, cookies and cakes. And in case you’re wondering, the Los Angeles location does feature the bakery’s signature “I got baked” sign
Step through the patio in the back of Cafe Birdie and you’ll find a small brick building, squat in stature but glowing with promise. The candlelit room flickers with possibility, as low booths run along the far wall and a marble bar runs through much of the rest of the room. This is lower, more intimate drinking venue than the front bar at Cafe Birdie, but comes with much the same tone and casual European bistro vibe.
Welcome in to the next phase of Highland Park, a rapidly-changing neighborhood filling up with more new food and beverage options every single day. There are great longstanding eateries too, alongside elegant retouches of old favorites like Highland Park Bowl, but Figueroa Boulevard has never had a place quite like Cafe Birdie.
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."
The New York Times recently came out with a 36-hour visitor's guide to Los Angeles and prominently features two neighborhoods that RedCar is deeply invested in: Chinatown and Highland Park. The NY Times features neighboring businesses to our buildings such as the Highland Bowl, Sunbeam Vintage, ETA Bar, LA Plaza, and Velveteria. Go take a look and forward it on to any visitors you know!
Earlier this year, we finalized a lease to bring Los Feliz's Homestate to take occupancy at our building at the Highland Hotel. Though we're still months away from finishing their build-out, the news of their second location with us is already generating buzz in the food world.
North Figueroa Street has again another new location for residents and visitors alike to have a few drinks and enjoy one another's company. ETA Bar (same owner as Greyhound Bar & Grill) recently opened a small dive bar to cater to the neighborhood and offer a gathering place for residents to hang out.
The grand opening of the Highland Park Bowl (Highland Hotel neighbor) was highly touted and met with much ooh and ahhs. Many have praised 1933 Group's attention to detail and reviving much of the building's storied architectural qualities.
North Figueroa Street, where the Highland Hotel is located, is continuing to experience an array of new retail & dinning tenants. The latest news to come out is that of Tinfoil Liquor & grocery Mart, a new bodega with curated drinks, delis, and neighborhood goods. They will take over the "Coldest Beer in Town" building.