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March 3, 2018

Sign Your Petition! It's Time to Renew the BID


The LA Fashion District BID is up for renewal this year and the petition process is underway. All property owners should have received a petition package by mail. Please return your petition by mail, email or fax as soon as possible. The BID must receive petitions from property owners representing 50.1% of the total assessment to be paid.
Return your signed petition to:

Email: jose@fashiondistrict.org

Mail: LA Fashion District BID
         110 E 9th St, Suite A-1175
         Los Angeles, CA 90079

Fax: 213-488-5159            

If you did not receive your petition package, please call Jose Gonzalez at 213-488-113 ext. 711.

If you have questions about renewal, please contact Rena Masten Leddy at  213-488-1153 ext. 712.

For more information about the renewal process and FAQs, please visit fashiondistrict.org/renewal.

A New Look for the Fashion District
The Fashion District launched a new logo and brand identity inspired by the neighborhood's architecture, colors and community. The new brand seeks to incorporate the district's distinct offerings under five brand pillars that highlight the historic, eclectic, inviting, connected, and fashionable nature of the area. Our goal is to create an inclusive brand that speaks to all the different industries, businesses, and people who shop, work, and live in the Fashion District.
Learn more about the new brand .

Homelessness Advocacy Update
BID staff continues to work with City Council District 14 and the City to address homelessness and related issues in the Fashion District. Most recently the BID supported Councilmember Huizar's motion to increase funds to the Sanitation Department for encampment cleanup crews and give proportionate services based on need. The BID makes 100 calls a week to 311 regarding encampment issues affecting day-to-day business. See this article for details and a quote from Executive Director, Rena Leddy's testimony here.

At the Council's Homeless & Poverty Committee meeting, the BID advocated in favor of a motion by Councilmember Huizar to find City of LA property for temporary emergency shelter for Skid Row, similar to the approved area at El Pueblo. Read more at  lat.ms/2mC4vCm

All 15 Councilmembers committed to building 222 units of homeless housing in each of their districts. This pledge by the Council demonstrates a commitment to ensuring that any additional housing is dispersed throughout the city and not just located in downtown. It would also put the city on track to reach its goal of 10,000 units of permanent supportive housing in a decade. Details here.


NOW OPEN: New Business in the District
  • City Market Social House - The new event space launched with Create & Cultivate, a conference for female entrepreneurs. The event was attended by celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Lauren Conrad, Nina Dobrev, and Busy Phillips as well as fashion bloggers, like Aimee Song of the popular Song of Style and Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam. 1145 S San Pedro St.
  • Hyva Helsinki - The sustainable Scandinavian modern fashion and vintage store just had its grand opening on Los Angeles Street. See photos here. 1040 S Los Angeles St.
  • South City Fried Chicken - The team behind Preux & Proper opened a second restaurant in the district inside Corporation Food Hall. South City Fried Chicken features fried chicken sandwiches inspired by cities in the South. 724 S Spring St.
  • Paris Baguette - The South-Korean franchise opened its first Fashion District location on the corner of 9th and Los Angeles Street. It serves French-inspired pastries and lunch fare. 200 E 9th St.
Upcoming Events
Night of 1,000 Drawings
The Fashion District has partnered with  Night of a 1000 Drawings, Los Angeles, presented by Miyamoto Relief, for the first ever 1,000 Drawings doodle event in Los Angeles. The event will benefit  Metro Charter School . The public is invited to submit doodles at any participating location On March 22nd, the doodles will be sold for $30 at the Night of 1,000 Drawings event.   Visit  miyamotorelief.org/1000-drawings-dtla  for more info . Fashion District Participating Locations:
Public Notice: Mural Proposal Community Meeting
A community meeting will be held at Cognoscenti Coffee, 1118 San Julian St, at 12 noon on Friday, March 23, 2018 to discuss a proposed mural for Los Angeles Street. The proposed mural will "celebrate the diversity and cultural vibrancy" of the Fashion District. The artist is Fashion District-based Tommii Lim.  Click here for more info.

Additional Upcoming Events:
Art X Space = Public Art
All property owners are invited to participate in Now Art LA's public art portal, which helps property owners connect with fully funded public art projects from a diverse group of artists. The organization is looking to install public art in plazas, alleyways, walls, parking lots, lobbies, and indoor spaces. Interested? Visit nowartla.org/publicartportal.

Fashion District in the News: It's all about food
  • Broken Mouth brings Hawaiian flavor to 9th and Los Angeles, LA Downtowner
  • The chicken and waffles at Poppy & Rose is the best thing this food editor ate recently, Eater LA
  • City Market South continues to bring site-seers to the district, hospitalitydesign.com
  • The best southern food is at Preux & Proper, Eater LA
  • Under the Radar: Terroni's new Italian market at 8th and Spring, DTLAer
  • Rooftop food hall is latest addition to Fashion District office redevelopment, thereraldeal.com



The Wall Farmer's Market
Enjoy food, flowers, and fresh produce at The Wall Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The farmer's market sets up in front of the flower markets on Wall Street between 7th and 8th Streets.

Los Angeles Street Streetscape Project
The Los Angeles Street Streetscape Project is a $1.77-million makeover that will add pedestrian improvements to Los Angeles Street from 7th Street to Olympic Boulevard.  Learn more.

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