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LAPD vs. Pedestrians: The Agency’s Brigham Yen Sounds Off In The NY Times

Dec. 31, 2013
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As Downtown Los Angeles transforms into a more active urban center, a pedestrian culture is gaining a foothold in the city, and along with that, a clash with LA’s longstanding car culture is underway. The New York Times recently looked into this battle between drivers and pedestrians in Downtown LA, and more specifically, the Los… Read more

The Agency’s Brigham Yen Reports On The Latest Downtown LA Developments

Oct. 23, 2013
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It’s been a busy month in the ongoing Downtown Los Angeles renaissance, with new rumors and announcements about residential and commercial developments. As always, The Agency’s Brigham Yen is on top of it via his popular DTLA Rising blog. Here is an update on a few of his latest entries: Most recently, Brigham reports that… Read more

A Tale of Two City Squares: SF’s Union Square & LA’s Pershing Square

Aug. 27, 2013
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They both were founded in the mid-1800s and are located smack dab in the middle of the commercial heart of their respective downtowns, yet San Francisco’s Union Square and Los Angeles’ Pershing Square are worlds apart when it comes to their current status as public spaces. The former is the attractive centerpiece of one of… Read more

Whole Foods To Open Store In Downtown Los Angeles

Aug. 2, 2013
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A new 42,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market is on its way to Downtown Los Angeles in 2015. A press release yesterday from L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar revealed that the premium grocery chain will be a ground-floor tenant in Carmel Partners’ 700-unit mixed-use development, which is now under construction at 8th and Grand. According to The Agency’s Brigham… Read more

DTLA Rising ‘Rumor Mill’: SoHo House Considering Downtown LA Location

Jul. 26, 2013
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The Agency’s Brigham Yen is reporting over on his blog that SoHo House, the private membership club “for those in film, media, and creative industries,” is rumored to be setting its sights on a couple locations in Downtown LA‘s Arts District. According to Yen, one potential site is near Bestia, with the other contender being… Read more

NBC4 & Brigham Yen Report On Sales Success At The Ritz-Carlton Residences At L.A. LIVE

Jul. 18, 2013
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The housing recovery is well on its way, and leading the way in Downtown Los Angeles is The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE, reported NBC4 News last night. Developed by AEG, these 224 luxury Residences are the highest homes in Los Angeles and its best-selling residential development, with 85-percent of the homes now sold. NBC4 News cameras went inside… Read more

Urban Radish Market, The Latest Community-Driven Business In Downtown LA

Jul. 17, 2013
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In recent years, the transformation in the way people seek out and buy their food has been hard to ignore. Consumers are shying away from big box distributors like Walmart and Target in favor of fresh, farm-to-table settings in an effort to establish viable, local lifestyles. It’s a movement aiming to take the “super” out… Read more

The Bunker Hill Bar & Grill Opens at 5th/Grand in Downtown LA

Jun. 20, 2013
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Restauranteur Kerry Moy‘s new upscale sports bar, The Bunker Hill Bar & Grill, is now open, bringing gourmet pub eats and sports entertainment in a casual setting to the Financial District of Downtown Los Angeles. According to Eater LA, the 3,400 square restaurant and bar is only open for lunch right now, and will start… Read more

The Agency’s Brigham Yen Talks Downtown LA’s Renaissance On FOX-LA

Jun. 14, 2013
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The Agency’s Brigham Yen appeared on FOX-LA yesterday to discuss the ever-evolving Downtown LA landscape. A respected urbanist and expert in downtown residential and commercial real estate, Yen has been a positive force in the redevelopment of Downtown LA, and his popular blog,, has become a go-to authority for business and development news in… Read more

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