Volume 14 - August 2014 
Security & Maintenance: (866) 560-9346  
General Inquiries & Office: (213) 663-1111
South Park is Taking Care of BusinessBusiness

See Your Next Storefront in this Vibrant Part of Downtown L.A.



Is business booming at your restaurant or retail store? Considering opening another location? Want to be part of this renaissance that is transforming Downtown L.A.? 


Whether you are an existing establishment or an incoming start-up, putting your business in the right location could be one of the most important parts of making it a success. Let the South Park BID make this decision-making process easier and be your resource (at no cost or obligation) by understanding your business needs, identifying available spaces and putting you in touch with the right people to make it happen! It's all about "location, location, location," and after you get to know South Park, you'll know why it's THE Place to Be!


Contact Jessica Mandelbaum for more information and make sure to visit the South Park commercial vacancy page at www.southpark.la/vacancies.

Its Time to Eat Out in South Park!EatOut

Did You Know All These Great Spots Are in Your Neighborhood?

With a growing number of restaurants entering the neighborhood there is something to delight everyone's palate. Browse this list of South Park Restaurants and plan a fun time dining out!

South Park Focus at CCA Land Use MeetingCCA

SP Development, Projects, and Policies Impacting Discussed

South Park and its future was the main point of discussion at July's Central City Association (CCA) Housing, Land Use & Development Committee Meeting.  Jessica Lall, South Park BID Executive Director, served as a special guest speaker, providing background info and updates on the area, reporting on the influx of development, and starting the conversation on the necessary policy reforms to continue to make it a better place.

Other speakers and guests included Kevin Keller, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti; Nick Maricich, Bryan Eck, and Deborah Kahen, Department of City Planning; Tanner Blackman and Jessica Wethington McLean, Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar.  All were extremely valuable in the discussions on TFAR, Quimby, and other reforms that will help move South Park, and all of DTLA, into an age of progressive and well-planned development.

Mon. 8/25 Emmys Bring Noon Street ClosuresEmmy

Plan Ahead: Rare Monday Date for Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE



For this year only, the Primetime Emmy � Awards are being held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, August 25.  The awards show will be televised live from the theatre beginning at 5:00 P.M.  The red carpet will open at 2:30 P.M.  Chick Hearn Court between L.A. Live Way and Hope Street will be the only street closure for this event. All other streets surrounding L.A. Live will remain open, which is expected to lead to unusually heavy traffic throughout the L.A. Live area.   Arriving Emmy Awards guests will intermingle with normal Monday traffic in the downtown area.


Please be advised that on Monday, August 25, there will be heavy traffic delays on the freeways and streets surrounding Nokia Theatre L.A. Live beginning at 2:00 through 6:00 P.M.  Specifically, Pico and Olympic Boulevards, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, Flower, Union and Figueroa Streets, L.A. Live Way and routes 10, 101 and 110 are the main thoroughfares Emmy Awards guests will be using to arrive at the venue.


If at all possible, you should avoid driving or traveling around the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. area on Monday, August 25 between the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 P.M.


Starting at 12 noon on August 25, the following streets will be closed:


- Pico Blvd (Figueroa to LA LIVE way) - N sidewalk & WB curb lanes

- Figueroa (Pico to Olympic) - E sidewalk

- LA LIVE Way (Pico to Olympic) - W sidewalk & NB lanes

- 11th St (Figueroa to Flower) - All sidewalk, full street closure

- 12th St (Figueroa to Flower) - Full street closure




- Aug. 5 -28: Georgia St (Chick Hern to West Rd) - All sidewalk & full street closure

- Aug. 17 -28: Chick Hearn (Figueroa to LA LIVE Way) - All sidewalk & full street closure.

Click here to see the circulation plan.

L.A. LIVE Rewards for YOU  -  The Downtowners

No Catch.  We Just Love That You're DowntownPreferred

Live Downtown? Work Downtown? L.A. LIVE wants to treat you! Membership is now being offered to the L.A. LIVE Downtown Preferred Loyalty Program. Earn points for every $1 you spend at L.A. LIVE restaurants and get access to exclusive rewards ranging from gift cards, free parking, one-of-a-kind experiences, sporting & concert tickets and more! Signing up is easy and free. 


Not only will you be on your way to earning rewards, but you'll get instant access to some awesome perks, including a VIP concierge, special offers and discounts! To become a Preferred member, click here or check out all the info on this flyer.

Dark Nights Come to L.A. LIVEDark

Its Good To Be Downtown - Especially For Locals Nights


Celebrate summer in Downtown LA at DARK NIGHTS at L.A. LIVE on Friday, August 22 from 5 p.m. to late night with crazy good deals.


Enjoy $5 Food & Drink menus, $5 parking and live entertainment throughout the night. The local bands, DJs, live artists and entertainers will set the tone for this unique event. Bring friends and enjoy the night in Downtown! For more info, click here.

LA Area BIDs Come Together for Best Practices

Clean and Safe Teams From Entire Region Share and LearnOperationsMtg

Business Improvements from across Los Angeles's 40 BIDs brought their operations teams together last week, in order to discuss and share best practices.

New techniques, common issues, and working with local city resources, such as LAPD and BSS, were the topics at this informative event.

At this excellent networking event, Steve Hillard, President of Streetplus presented, and our safety ambassadors and clean team were able to impart their knowledge while learning great new things to bring back to the district.

DWP Fixing Lights in DistrictDWP

Local Outages Caused by Underground System Failure


South Park BID, Council District 14, the Bureau of Street Lighting, and Department of Water and Power have heard about the issues with light outages, and are working to fix them!


DWP has been out in the district over the past two weeks making repairs to an underground system failure that impacted multiple blocks of DTLA, including Hope St and Grand Ave.  Please continue to notify the BID if you see further outages, and we will keep you posted as we have more information.


Please also call the BID's 24/7 safety hotline if you ever feel unsafe walking down a dark street!

SP BID at LAPD's National Night Out NNO

South Park Joins the Fun and Education at Annual Event


South Park BID was proud to be a part of LAPD Central Division's National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5.


In 1984, the National Association of Town Watch introduced the idea of National Night Out to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.

Traditionally, "light on" and front porch vigils have been ways to participate in the annual event,  however, activities have expanded to include block parties, cookouts, parades, police station open houses, festivals, neighborhood walks, safety fairs, contests, rallies and meetings.  LAPD Central hosts this event in DTLA on the first Tuesday in August.  It featured live bands, local art, players from the Lakers and Clippers, and lots of food.


We hope you were able to enjoy the festivities and learn about public safety, too! 

LA Food & Wine Festival in DTLA This MonthFoodnWine

Calling All Epicurious Downtowners August 21-24

Cuisine and culture collide this August 21-24 as the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival brings some of the most celebrated culinary talent in the country together for a four day, city-wide, epicurean extravaganza.  Lucky for South Park residents, its right down the street, in front of Disney Concert Hall. 


The weekend's festivities offer guests the chance to sample the cuisines and products from some of the most prominent epicurean influencers, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the entertainment industry's brightest talents during live culinary demonstrations, world-class wine and spirit tastings, strolling marquee events, one-of-a-kind lunches, two Lexus Grand Tastings, book signings, after parties and much more.  


To learn more about tickets and sponsorships, contact Lauren Klausen at 310-614-7793 or lklausen@coastalluxurymanagement.com

Please Pick Up After Your PetPets

Local Residents and BID Clean Team Ask For Your Help


We're working hard every day to keep South Park clean and safe, but we need your help!


If you have a dog in the district, please be mindful of where you allow it to relieve itself, and always dispose of their feces properly.


Not cleaning up after your dog is not only a health and safety hazard, but is disrespectful to your fellow residents.


Please click here for a map of all of our dog baggie dispenser locations.


Don't forget to speak up!  If you see someone leaving dog feces behind, make sure to give them a friendly reminder to pick it up!


There is also a dog park near L.A. LIVE - check it out here.

SP Board Nominations Through Sept. 12Board220

All Property Owners May Nominate Any Local Stakeholder


It is the time of year to nominate individuals to the South Park Stakeholders Group Board of Directors! It is the right of all property owners to nominate either themselves or their designee to fill one of the positions currently available on the Board. Property owners must be current with assessment payments as well.


Board members are expected to serve on a committee, as well as attend Board meetings and occasional other events as representatives of the SPBID and our stakeholders.


Property owners may nominate online from July 28 - September 12 at by filling out this form.  Hard copies are available upon request.  These will close at midnight on September 12.  All nominees will then be notified and need to fill out an application for the current Board members to read.  Elections will take place October 16.


Fore more information, please go to southpark.la/elections2014.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in SPCancer

Long-standing 5K Comes to Figueroa Street in October



The American Cancer Society's premier breast cancer walk, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC), is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. 


This walk is open to all, and offers no registration fee or minimum donation requirement. Come join us Saturday October 18 at 8AM at NOKIA Plaza at L.A. LIVE!  For more information, go to makingstrideswalk.org/losangeles.


Please note that there will be STREET CLOSURES related to this event!  Figueroa will be closed from 11th St to 30th St for most of the morning.

$7 Tuesdays at Regal Cinemas for 2014!Movies

Score a Great Movie Deal in South Park, Every Week


$7 Tuesday is every Tuesday of the month at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE! All movies all day are just $7 for all guests every Tuesday when you come to Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE to see Hollywood's biggest blockbusters! 
To see whats playing and get even more info, check out lalive.com/movies.
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For more regular updates & info:

In this Issue:
South Park Focus at CCA Land Use Meeting
Mon. 8/25 Emmys Bring Noon Street Closures
L.A. LIVE Rewards for YOU - The Downtowners 
Dark Nights Come to L.A. LIVE
LA Area BIDs Come Together for Best Practices 
SP BID at LAPD's National Night Out 
LA Food & Wine Festival in DTLA This Month
Please Pick Up After Your Pet 
SP Board Nominations Through Sept. 12 
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in SP
$7 Tuesdays at Regal Cinemas for 2014!

Featured Available SpaceCommSpace

Check Out a Commercial Vacancy in SP


1111 S Hope St


Completely new developed retail/restaurant spaces with great frontage & visibility!


SP Spotlight On:Spotlight
Regal Cinemas
L.A. LIVE's Fantastic Movie Theater


Have you been to the Regal Cinemas at L.A. LIVE?  If not, you need to check it out!  Just west of Nokia Plaza, patrons enter the theater on the corner of Olympic and Georgia and an immersive movie experience thats just a round the corner.


More than your average movie theater, Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE goes above and beyond with:


Come join the community at the movies!  For more info, check out lalive.com/movies, visit their Facebook, or call (213) 763-6070.
Clean & Safe Report
Updates from the SP Service Team

Clean Team


The Clean Team has been diligently pressure washing sidewalks, removing graffiti, and disposing of trash in the district, as well as responding to special requests.
Clean Team Accomplishments for July:

Streets Maintained
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
Trash Disposed (bags)
Trash Disposed (pounds)
Bulky Items Disposed
Number of Requests197
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
Citizen Assists
Pressure washing (sf)
Weed Abatement (sf)
Number of Tree Wells Serviced
Number of Alleys Maintained

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is always making strides in improving the security of South Park.  This month, SP Safety Team deployed the kiosk at many events, and dealt with robberies, possession of drug paraphernalia, and vandalism.
Selected Safe Team Statistics for July:


Merchant Contact
Resident Contact
Illegal Vendors7
Citizen Assist
Call For Service

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Sponsor South Park Today!

Support Your Business & Community


Have a business or service in South Park?  Hosting or promoting an event?  Maybe you live in the neighborhood but want to support a shop just outside?


If you'd like to advertise on SPBID's newsletter, website, mobile kiosk, social media, street furniture, and more, check out our Sponsorship Package.  Your financial support will increase funding straight into the local community, while we promote your business or event!


Click here for more info, or contact Amanda@southpark.la.

Upcoming Events
South Park Board BOARD 
& Committee Meetings

Bi-Monthly Board & Committee Meetings:
  • Board of Directors
  • District Identity & Streetscape Improvements Committee (DISI)
  • Sidewalk Beautification, Operations, and Order Committee (SOBO)

Upcoming Meetings: 

Anyone is welcome to join SPBID at any of these meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas are available online. 

Keep in Touch
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Give us a call: (213) 663-1111
Report an issue: (866) 560-9346
Drop by: 1333 S Hope St, LA, CA 90015
Want to promote your organization or event with the South Park Post?  Contact our Director of Communications at amanda@southpark.la today!

The South Park BID was established in 2005, with the mission to continually support the unique living and commerce experience for its residents and businesses by facilitating a safe, clean, collaborative and wholesome environment.
South Park Business Improvement District
 Admin & Field Office: (213) 663-1111 
24/7 Dispatch: (866) 560-9346
1333 S Hope St  |  Los Angeles, CA 90015