Downtown LA’s Arts District has been gaining a growing collection of retail outlets bringing many visitors from all over the city to this new destination. From pop up shops to boutiques and restaurants, the Arts District is changing from a place where musicians, performance artists, and visual artists maintained their sprawling work. Take a look at the latest developments that are bringing more spaces for retailers and businesses!
Recently, there has been an unprecedented construction boom in downtown Los Angeles, as leading retailers are scheduled to move into this neighborhood. In May, Phillip Lim 3.1 opened a boutique on the main street of the Arts District on East Third Street as they closed their flagship store from West Hollywood last year. Also, Rogue Collective, a Los Angeles brand, opened a shop on the former site of a punk-rock club called Al’s Bar around the same time. And the Hatchet Supply Co, which is a high-end camping lifestyle store opened alongside Rogue. Moreover, corporations like Spotify and Warner Music Group are also planning on moving into the Arts District bringing more creative office spaces into the mix.
All in all, upscale retailers have begun arriving in the Arts District since 2012 with the opening of Apolis and Guerilla Atelier on East Third Street. On average, each square foot of retail space isn’t too pricey as it is around $5 each month. As the Arts District continues to improve through foot and bike traffic, apartment complexes, and corporate offices, there is no doubt that the Art’s District is ready to become the nation’s latest retail hub.