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Mariana Ramos

Meet the Face behind some of the most creative art installations in the Historic Core: S.C. MeRo

MeRo’s art pieces have evoked laughter, curiosity, and they have paid homage to some of the most historic events in DTLA. Learn all about her passion for mosaics, how her district inspires her, and much more.

Gelateria Uli’s Yule Logs

Eight-inch Yule Logs are dusted with cocoa powder and sugar, reminding you of the most delicious Bûche de Noël you’ve ever had, but with an icy twist. Guaranteed to put anyone in the holiday spirit!

Pre-Order by December 16th. Pickup between December 18th-20th.

Literally Anything from Fold Gallery 

Located on the second floor of The Last Bookstore, Fold Gallery DTLA has all sorts of art, trinkets, and vintage items for the creative in your life! All orders will be wrapped with gloved hands and with the utmost care for all of our health in mind.

You can safely shop online and pick-up by clicking the link above. Shipping is also available. 

Yuko’s Christmas Pies

Double Green Tea Cheese Pie, Keto Lemon Cream Cake, or  Vegan Coconut Carrot Cake.


Pick up date Exclusively Dec 23rd. 
Call 213-266-0046 to place your order.

Mignon’s Rare Orange Wine

Grab a bottle of this amazing dry-farmed, natural, biodynamic, organic Sauvignon Blanc Orange Wine from Ambyth Estate located in Paso Robles on sale for $38! All of their wines are vegan, Paleolithic, unfiltered, raw, and alive with zero additions of any kind, including sulfites.

Check out Mignon’s hours here.

Anything Vintage From Shop Quirk

Local vintage treasure hunters Shop Quirk offers all their rare finds on their website, Etsy shop, or if you want to swing by you can schedule an appointment for pick-up.

Check out Shop Quirk’s website.

 

Fun Recipe and Ingredients from Black Rock Market

Black Rock Market Cafe is the best neighborhood place for an abundance of grocery goods and snacks. Plus, they post fun recipes on their Instagram with all the ingredients available in their shop (plus they deliver!) Challenge yourself and post on social, it helps support a local business and you get to try something new!

Check out their hours here.

 

Delicious Chocolates From Sweet Duet Chocolates

Local chocolatier Sweet Duet is offering their deliciously crafted sweets. They have everything from dates to chocolate covered fruit for those who like to mix it up! Their holiday variety box is only $33 and they deliver on Postmates.

Check out their shop here.

 

Curated Book Bundle From The Last Bookstore

L.A.’s most famous bookstore is offering their customized book bundles! All you have to do is fill out their questionnaire with all of your preferences/budget. They also offer both a Surprise Bundle option & an Approved Bundle option just in case you want to make sure we get all the books you want.

Shop their website here.

 

Massage Under The Moon At Desuar Spa

Support local by gifting a gift card for Desuar Spa’s magical Under The Full Moon Massage (or any of their services)! The time of the full moon is a powerful energy healing opportunity, an optimum time for meditating, recharging your energy field, and clearing your chakras. There’s so much pure energy in the moonlight that anything it touches can’t help but respond to its radiance and love.⁠

Check out their full gift card options here.

 

Gift With Purpose By Shopping With Made By DWC

The Downtown Women’s Center is offering its Gift Collections from their shop: Made by DWC! Your gift helps provide women with opportunities to gain experience in production, inventory, retail, and customer service industries while working in a supportive and empowering environment.

Shop the collections here.

 

Cocktails To-Go From Locals

Cocktails are never a bad idea! Support local and keep it budget friendly with cocktails to-go from ANY local Historic Core business. We have a list of options on our COVID19 response page.

See what’s open here.

 

Vintage Coats from Guido in L.A.

It’s finally getting cold in DTLA. But don’t sacrifice your style- Gudio’s is having holiday sales on their vintage winter coats!

Shop their online store here.

 

Authentic French Wines from Garçons de Cafe

For the wine lover in your life check out the flash and holiday sales happening on Garçons de Cafe’s website! Snag an authentic French wine and surprise the wine -o in your life (maybe it’s you!)

See what’s for sale here.

 

Coffee from il caffe

Support local and stay caffeinated this holiday by buying fresh coffee from local favorite il caffe. Stop by and check out what other coffee accessories they have for sale!

Check their hours here.

 

Gift Your Pup A SPAW Day

The Pupper Club has your pet’s back! This holiday season, treat the furry ones to a SPAW day! Check out their website for services, appointments, and more.

Check their services here.

 

Our Annual Board Meeting is Thursday, December 10th at 12 pm via Zoom!

Click here for the details.

Please see our Annual Report Below

 

Annual Report FINAL Compressed

Election day is November 3rd, don’t wait until it’s too late, exercise your right.

Please see the link below for polling places to go VOTE.

Voting Places

 

Please see the link below for places to DROP OFF your BALLOT.

Drop-off Stations

St. Vincent’s Place

In 1868 the area where St. Vincent’s Place is located today used to be known as Saint Vincent’s College (Loyola University) until 1887. This was Southern California’s very first college. When the college moved to a new campus, the old building became the US Army Headquarters. In 1907 the giant department store, Bullock’s moved in and turned St. Vincent’s into a destination.

Currently, St. Vincent’s is home to the largest jewelry collective in America and home to more than 500 independent jewelers.

However, it is no longer just a place for jewelers! St. Vincent now has fully renovated creative offices for rent. Amenities include a rooftop deck, 24/7 security, kitchen buildouts, gorgeous views, ample spaces, and more.

Take a peek at our tour below.

St. Vincent’s Place

639 S Broadway

Meet the Face behind Yuko Kitchen and Yuko Soup Bar, two local gems, both owned by one powerhouse of a woman. Yuko’s comfort Japanese food is some of the best in the district. Learn all about her early beginnings in Japan, her favorite thing to do in the Historic Core, and how she pivoted to become a restaurant/nursery owner in the pandemic.

Yuko Kitchen

101 W 5th

Yuko Soup Bar

125 W 5th

A few months ago, in our newsletter, we introduced you to our Historic Core Downtown LA outreach coordinator, Araceli.

In the last few months, Araceli has worked with a 23-year-old from Arizona, seeking shelter and a new life in Los Angeles.

We are happy to report that thanks to Araceli this young man is well on his way to becoming fully self-sufficient and working as a food delivery biker. Read the full story below.

We are so proud of you, Araceli! 

Patrick Hawley Report

Thanks to the office of Assemblymember Miguel Santiago for providing this map to locate your local Los Angeles Mail Dropbox for the 2020 election.

 

MAP

 

 

F & W Grand Silver Store Building

Located on Broadway between 5th and 6th Streets, the F & W Grand Silver Store Building was built shortly after the demolition of the Milton Hotel in 1931.

 

The Art Deco style of the building was designed by Albert R. Walker & Percy A. Eisen, one of the most influential architectural design firms in Los Angeles in the 1920s & 1930s.

 

The F & W Grand Silver Store, an early national “five and dime” store, was the 1 st tenant. Within the rows of the terra cotta columns are alternating spandrel panels, with classic Art Deco reliefs, and metal frame double casement windows with narrow glass transom above.

 

Little original or historically significant elements remain in the interior of the building. Original staircases remain and will be preserved although existing banisters and decorative elements were previously removed. A ghost sign on the existing brick walls was successfully preserved and on display.

 

Current owners, Kings Arch & The Shamoolian Family, have been working closely with The Office of Historic Resources to restore the property and turn it into creative offices.

 

Check out the views of 537 S Broadway, amenities, and more.

Tucked in the beautiful Eastern Columbia Building il caffé has been a fan favorite since opening its doors alongside Acne Studios. Recently, Michael and his team have doubled down on their sidewalk space and teamed up with food trucks Thursdays – Saturdays to bring an Al Fresco experience to locals. Learn more about how Michael and il caffé bring a sweet Swedish touch to the neighborhood.

il caffè

855 S Broadway

HCBID Board Elections

  • Board of Directors Nominations

    Election will be held at our Annual Meeting in March 2021.

    If you are interested in being nominated as a member of the board of directors please email us at: info@historiccore.bid