|Image via Ace Hotel Facebook|
The LA Fashion District, much like the rest of Downtown Los Angeles, is experiencing a boom of new developments. From The City Market project to residential developments, we’re expecting the district to undergo major changes in the next few years. However there is a very specific section of the district that is currently undergoing a complete rebirth: 9th and Broadway.
This intersection of the Fashion District is leading the way for a chain of exciting new retail and dining throughout the Broadway corridor. In the three blocks of Broadway within Fashion District boundaries (from 11th to 7th Street) you will find the hippest hotel in town, trendy department stores, boutique retailers, historic theatres, great pizza, awesome drinks, and even the best new restaurant of 2013.
It’s an area of the district that had been dormant for many years and quickly becoming one of the most vibrant areas of the district. We highly encourage you check it out on your next trip to the district!
Broadway Visitors Guide Part 1
Starting from 10th Street and Broadway and going towards Broadway and 8th Street:
Ace Hotel – The boutique chain hotel took over the storied United Artists Theatre and completely renovated the historic building, including the theatre itself, which is hosting a series of events in the upcoming months. LA Chapter, the hotel restaurant, boasts Stumptown Coffee Roasters and fresh fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. After hours head on up to Upstairs, the rooftop bar with gorgeous views of Downtown LA and a dipping pool!
The United Artists Theatre is a stunning work of Spanish Gothic architecture, modeled after a castle in Segovia, Spain. The theatre opened in 1927 as the headquarters for United Artists Pictures – founded by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, D.W. Griffith, and Douglas Fairbanks.
929 S Broadway
Sparkle Factory – Tarina Tarantino is expected to open her sparkle headquarters here later this year. It was recently announced the ground floor of the building has been leased to OAK NYC. 908 S Broadway
Banksy – It’s on the side of the Sparkle Factory facing the parking lot and that’s all we’re going to say.
908 S Broadway
Alma – Bon Appetite rated this little spot the Best New Restaurant of 2013. Alma’s farm-to-table prix-fixe menu is unlike anything you’ve ever had. Chef Ari Taymor sources his produce fresh daily from his garden and local farmers in Southern California. Make sure to make reservations in advance. 952 S Broadway
Aesop – Currently a pop-up on 9th street, the Australian skincare line will soon be moving in to its permanent location on the corner of 9th and Broadway. Stay tuned for more details!
Tanner Goods – The Portland-based leather goods boutique will be moving in next to Aesop later this year. This will be the first Tanner Goods in Los Angeles. They specialize in fine, handcrafted leather accessories, bags, wallets, and various goods.
In Part 2 we’ll talk about… Umami Burger, The Orpheum Theatre, Broadway Bar, Two Boots Pizza, and Urban Outfitters. In the mean time, plan on joining us for A Day on Broadway, this Saturday, January 25!