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Los Angeles’ New Tech Scene Flourishes Downtown

Last fall, Portal A decided it needed to move. The digital content studio, best known for creating the annual YouTube Rewind video, had been in its first floor offices in the Los Angeles Times Building for a little more than a year, but it was already at capacity. On any given day, the 20 full-time

2017-04-21T19:01:06+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

New businesses are pouring into this once shady area, but nobody wants to see it cleaned up entirely

Raan Parton, Creative Director and co-founder of the Apolis apparel brand, moved to L.A.’s Arts District in 2006. The compact neighborhood, sandwiched between Downtown and the L.A. River, used to have a sordid reputation. Parton lived in a large loft that “didn’t really have any windows” but had a colorful history. The space was referred

2017-03-03T21:22:50+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|

Downtown LA’s Development Has Been a Decade in the Making

This is how it happens For anyone who has grown up in Los Angeles, the return of Downtown as a thriving cultural center must have seemed all but impossible just ten short years ago. Notwithstanding the rise of Staples Center in 1999, the area was from the 1990’s through the late 2000’s a place that

2017-03-03T21:18:50+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|