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June 5, 2020 in News

How You Can Help Local DTLA Businesses Rebuild and Recover

In the course of the last week, Downtown LA, local businesses suffered damage, break-ins, and robberies. The overwhelming amount of support and volunteer requests we have received has only made…
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June 3, 2020 in News

Keeping Businesses Safe During 2020 Civl Unrest

In the past days of civil unrest, our Downtown LA Historic Core district has been damaged and businesses were destroyed. As community leaders, we teamed up with Assemblymember Miguel Santiago's…
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January 10, 2018 in News

News Conference: What to do about the Homeless Crisis in Downtown LA?

The homeless crisis in downtown LA is getting worse. NBC's Conan Nolan taks with Blair Besten from the Historic Core Business Improvement District and Patti Berman from the Downtown LA…
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January 10, 2018 in News, Uncategorized

Dare to Dream Gala: Union Rescue Mission

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January 10, 2018 in News

MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES APPOINTEES TO HHH CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

JANUARY 27, 2017, The City of Los Angeles LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced four appointees to the HHH Citizens Oversight Committee, an administrative council that will play a vital…
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January 10, 2018 in News

Los Angeles to expedite sidewalk dining permits in downtown area

By Catherine Saillan, LA Times, November 6, 2013 Los Angeles City Council members agreed Wednesday to dramatically cut the cost and speed up processing of sidewalk dining permits in the…
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January 10, 2018 in News

Historic Core Walking Guide Hits the Streets

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…
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January 10, 2018 in News

Besten’s Show: Beyond Clean and Safe at Historic Core BID

by Ryan Vaillancourt, Staff Writer, LA Downtown News Dec 2, 2011 DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Last month, few job offers seemed as unenticing as the post of executive director of…
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September 22, 2017 in News

HCBID Board Meeting 9.27.17

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September 22, 2017 in News

HCBID Finance & Steering Committee Agenda 9.27.17

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June 8, 2017 in News

Spring Street Closures June – July 2017

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March 27, 2017 in News

Historic Core BID Board of Directors & Finance Committee Meeting

Finance Committee Meeting Thursday March 30th @ 1pm HCBID Offices - 209 W 5th Street Agenda   Board of Directors Meeting Thursday March 30th @ 2pm HCBID Offices - 209…
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January 3, 2017 in News, Road Closure, Uncategorized

New Year’s Race Street Closures

Street closures are coming to DTLA this weekend due to New Year's Race. Click here for more info.
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November 18, 2016 in News, Road Closure

Weekend Road Closures

This weekend, two major road closures will affect the Historic Core. Clink links for full info.   Airbnb Open LA   2. HomeWalk 2016    
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November 3, 2016 in News

Turkey Trot Los Angeles

The Turkey returns to Downtown Los Angeles on Thanksgiving morning. Downtown – Get Ready.  This event offers a scenic 5k and 10k route on the historic streets of Los Angeles.…
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October 27, 2016 in News

N.Y.E.L.A

For the fourth year, Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. will be the go-to central gathering place in Los Angeles where Angelenos from all over the County ring in…
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September 27, 2016 in News

HOME WALK LA

Join Home Walk LA on November 19, 2016  in Grand Park! (To visit Home Walk LA's website, click here) United Way of Greater Los Angeles is on a mission to…
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September 27, 2016 in News

AIDS Walk Los Angeles

Coming this fall to Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles (TO VISIT THE ORIGINAL WEBSITE, CLICK HERE) Sunday, October 23 8:30 a.m. Sign-In 9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony 10 a.m. AIDS Walk Los Angeles Begins!…
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September 27, 2016 in News

CicLAvia

OCTOBER 16, 2016 9am-4pm CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to positively transform our relationship with our communities and…
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September 20, 2016 in News

Tour LA’s Grand Central Market

Mark Rogers, Special for USA TODAY (For original link click here) I came across L.A.’s Grand Central Market by accident one evening, walking on Broadway on my way to Little Tokyo, and was…
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July 22, 2016 in News, Road Closure

Sunday 7/24 Road Closures

The following events are scheduled to take place Sunday 7/24 at 10am. Peruvian Parade This is a parade along Broadway celebrating Peruvian Culture.  The vehicles and participants will assemble on Broadway south…
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July 14, 2016 in News

New Main Museum in downtown Los Angeles reveals ‘Beta’ plans — and focus on art in L.A.

By Carolina A Miranda, L.A. Times It may not seem as if downtown Los Angeles is in need of yet another arts space. But it is coming nonetheless — and…
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July 14, 2016 in News

The Hottest Neighborhood to Know in LA Right Now

by Mary Holland, The New York Post Few neighborhoods better represent Los Angeles’ newfound commercial and cultural vibrancy quite like its historic downtown. Anchored by the Staples Center and set…
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July 8, 2016 in News

The Heart of DTLA

7th& Broadway "I grew up in Manhattan Beach, but I've also lived in Los Feliz for twenty years. I have a pizza box because I just met my husband for…
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June 30, 2016 in News

Historic Theaters Gain New Life as Retail Stores

by Amy Edelen, Los Angeles Times Downtown’s L.A.’s Broadway Theater District, home to one of the largest concentrations of historic movie palaces in the nation, is gaining a new lease…
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June 23, 2016 in News, Road Closure

Street Closures July 9th-July 10th

Taking place at Grand Park in DTLA, Renegade Craft Fair will feature a thoughtfully curated selection of the finest independent makers. Attendees will partake in an exciting weekend of shopping for handmade wares,…
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June 16, 2016 in News

Clifton’s Is Getting A New Coffee Shop And Chef

by Juliet Bennett Rylah, LAist Clifton's Cafeteria is getting a new chef and opening up a coffee shop called The Old Mill. Chef Andrew Pastore will be taking over the…
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June 16, 2016 in News

Title Insurance building acquired for creative office redevelopment

by Andrew Khouri, LA Times A development group led by Rising Realty Partners plans to transform the vacant Title Insurance and Trust building in downtown Los Angeles into creative offices,…
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June 6, 2016 in News

Noah Strouse Profiled on The Code Solution

The Code Solution June 3rd The Historic Core is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles. The community is made up of nearly 1:1 market…
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June 2, 2016 in News

Old Bank District Art Museum Set to Start Work Soon

by Bianca Barragan, LA Curbed It's been a while since we heard from the contemporary art museum planned for Downtown LA's Old Bank District—the one set to run above, below,…
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June 1, 2016 in News

Blair Besten Profiled on Silver Lake Blog

SILVER LAKE BLOG - April 29, 2016 We caught up with Executive Director of the Historic Core Bid of Downtown Los Angeles – Blair Besten. If you’re lucky you might…
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May 31, 2016 in News

Downtown LA: Why now’s the time to visit America’s hippest ‘hood

byPól Ó Conghaile, Independent Ireland The Nickel Diner's grill is sizzling. Around it, sitting in burgundy leather banquettes by wooden tables, customers are tucking into a mix of pancakes, egg…
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May 31, 2016 in News

Aged Cecil Hotel to Get a Major Makeover

by Nicholas Slayton, Los Angeles Downtown News DTLA - A major overhaul is being planned for the Cecil Hotel. It could bring a bright future to a large property that…
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May 31, 2016 in News

Two Wine Bars Open in Historic Core

by Eddie Kim, LA Downtown News Those thirsty for new wine options are in luck, as two wine bars debuted in the Historic Core last month. The former Two Bits…
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May 31, 2016 in News

‘Night on Broadway’ street festival points to an area’s revitalization

By Stephan Ceasar, LA Times   In the grand foyer of the Los Angeles Theatre, underneath the ornate chandeliers and near a woman dressed as a bunny on stilts, artist…
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May 31, 2016 in News

Metro and city of L.A. to launch bike sharing in DTLA on July 7

by Dave Sotero thesource.metro.net In the latest major announcement designed to improve transportation options in the L.A. region, Metro and the city of Los Angeles today announced they will officially…
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April 5, 2016 in News, Road Closure

Street Closures April 10

On Sunday April 10th a special event for commity fitness will be held around Grand Park. Two streets will be temporarily closed. Broadway between Temple Street and 1st Street will be…
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March 15, 2016 in News

St. Patrick’s Weekend Guide

1. St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Pershing Square (March 17) The perfect midday work break will be at Pershing Square this St. Patrick's Day. Festivities include concerts, food trucks, and of course,…
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February 29, 2016 in News, Road Closure

7 Month Full Closure of 2nd/Broadway Intersection for Station Construction

Summary What Closure of 2nd/Broadway intersection for utility relocation and installation of piles and deck panels to support 2nd/Broadway Station construction. Where Broadway between 1st St and 3rd St & 2nd…
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February 12, 2016 in News, Road Closure

Grammys Street Closure

On Monday February 15th, a Grammys afterparty at the Ace Hotel will force the following closure: Location: 929 South Broadway, LA, 90015. Impact Location: Broadway between 9th and Olympic. Details:…
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February 10, 2016 in News

LA Marathon Street Closures

On Sunday February 14th, the Los Angeles Marathon will close streets in and around Downtown Los Angeles. Make preparations for the following closures. For full closure info, click here.  
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February 8, 2016 in News

Valentine’s Weekend Guide

1. PROUD Love at Grand Park (Feb 13) A free dance party to celebrate the LGBTQ and ally community with photo booths, DJs, an open dance floor, and lessons in square and…
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February 5, 2016 in News

Mentally Ill Mobile Triage Team

Dear Downtown Community, Many of you have concerns about people on the street who appear to be suffering from extreme mental illness. Thankfully, we have a number to call besides…
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January 28, 2016 in News, Road Closure

NIGHT ON BROADWAY STREET CLOSURES

Street Closure Notification Night on Broadway - Saturday January 30, 2016 Night on Broadway 2016 will be taking place on Saturday 01/30/16 between the hours of 5:00 PM & 11:00…
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December 29, 2015 in News, Road Closure

New Year’s Road Closures

The following events will force road closures redirecting traffic around the Historic Core and Downtown. Grand Park N.Y.E.L.A. (December 30 - January 1) Click here for detailed breakdown.     New Year's Race Half…
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December 23, 2015 in News

New Year’s Eve Guide

1. Le Petit Paris New Year's Eve Menu With 300 seats, 4 courses, and French Onion Soup served at 1am, Le Petit Paris' NYE dinner and dance party in the historic…
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December 11, 2015 in News

New Years Parties in the Historic Core

The Historic Core of Downtown LA is your playground for the holidays. Be fed, watered, cultured, and, entertained with our guide to holiday activities in and around the neighborhood. 1. Pershing Square Ice…
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November 11, 2015 in News

Sidewalk Dining Permitting Pilot Program

In response to concerns from neighborhood businesses and property owners navigating through the delayed, cumbersome, and expensive process of permitting sidewalk dining, the Historic Core BID has worked with Council…
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October 22, 2015 in News

Wine & Dine Near the Broadway Theaters

Experiencing "CARRIE" at the Los Angeles Theatre? Catching a concert at The Globe? Pack the most into your evening in with delicious food and drinks at neighborhood bars and restaurants…
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October 15, 2015 in News

CicLAvia Returns to the Heart of LA

CicLAvia began as an idea with an uncertain outcome when it first removed cars from the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 10, 2010. Five years, 14 events and…
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