By Donna Evans, LA Downtown News, April 10, 2014
Planning to make a special visit to or even just wander around the Old Bank District or Broadway, and not sure what exactly you want to do?
The Historic Downtown Los Angeles Business Improvement District can help, and it doesn’t require anything more than a sliver of space in your pocket. The BID has just released a pedestrian-oriented mini pamphlet with area highlights.
Executive Director Blair Besten said local artists Ari Simon and Phoebe Unterman developed the pamphlet dubbed “Walk the Historic Core.” Double-sided and detailed with historical tidbits — a century ago Spring and Main were the spine of the “Wall Street of the West” — the maps are meant to be a fun and historical keepsake, Besten said. They also highlight options at intersections including Fourth and Main and Ninth and Broadway.
“Walk the Historic Core” is available at the BID’s security office at 453 S. Spring St., suite 1116, but soon will be distributed in stores and cafes throughout district.