Category: Faces of the Historic Core

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Dog owners in the #HistoricCore either know or have seen Romina and her dog Tazz in #DTLA. Romina is a multitalented local with aspirations to be in the entertainment industry. Fueled by a passion for her community, Romina has walked, trained, and dog sat multiple DTLA doggos and danced her way through her journey from Montevideo, Uruguay. Learn all about how she got here, where she’s going, and her favorite parts about living in the Historic Core.

Thanks for all you do Romina!

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.

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

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

Meet the newest face of the Historic Core: Nubia Stephens, who recently opened numaade cafe, offering a wide variety of breakfast/lunch options for all diets. Nubia made it big in Dallas but decided home is where the heart is. Find out all about Nubia’s journey from a cook to a baker and proud #DTLA business owner. The Historic Core is lucky to have yet another black woman-owned business. 

Numaade Cafe

548 S Spring St. #114

Meet one of the Faces of the Historic Core: Benjamin Westley. Benjamin’s first brick and mortar opened up in October and they have been serving the Historic Core community with some of the best quality brews and well-ness teas. They also give back by selling products made by local designers and artists.

Boketto Cold Brews

743 S Broadway

Meet one of the Faces of the Historic Core: Vee Sanderson. Vee is the mighty force behind some of the most popular nightlife venues in the neighborhood. As a pioneer of the Historic Core, she’s gone from one venue to a row of them on the same block.

The Down & Out

501 S Spring

The Little Easy

216 W 5th St.

Adelita’s Cantina

210 W 5th St.

Bang Bang Room

221 W 7th St.

Meet one of the Faces of the Historic Core: Uli Nasibova from Gelateria Uli inside the Spring Arcade. Uli’s assortment of flavors is inspired by the neighborhood itself, plus she shops for ingredients at local farmers market!

Gelateria Uli

541 S Spring St