A co-worker of mine was just saying today that he wishes Downtown had some bars he could hit before the Garth Brooks concert at the Staples Center. First, I set him straight about not having to relegate himself to Garth and Matchbox Twenty concerts just because he’s 30. Second, I schooled him on how much Downtown L.A. has changed, and I threw in half a dozen bars within stumbling distance to Staples.
Then, I get an email from Matt at the Chapman Flats at 8th & Broadway. How is this for timing? It’s a for a meeting to kick off the Bringing Back Broadway Initiative, Jose Huizar’s plan to revitalize the Broadway Theatre District in the Historic Core. It’s an open invitation at yet another inconvenient hour for people who have jobs.
If you live, work, or play Downtown, you may want to RSVP and check this thing out. They’ll discuss plans for a streetcar system and how Broadway will integrate with surrounding developments like L.A. Live and the Grand.
I expect a full report come Monday from the boys at Angelenic.
Bringing Back Broadway
Monday, January 28, 2008
Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway
Arrivals 9:30 am, Press Conference 10:00, Reception follows
RSVP with names of people in your party to:
Tricia.Fleming@lacity.org or 213-978-3020