In LA, every neighborhood has a story uniquely its own. New to Downtown, the state-of-the-art Staples Center is the hottest ticket in town. Home to the Los Angeles Lakers, Kings, Clippers, and the LA Galaxy, as well as big-name performers. Also new to Downtown, the Los Angeles Center Studios is the largest full-service film studio to be developed since the 1920s. On weekends, Downtown streets are transformed into film sets, causing visitors to sidestep bright lights and movie crews en route to some of the best dining, museums and theatrical productions in the World.
Retail development is now viewed in a larger context than it was just a few years ago. Although freestanding centers will continue to be built in some specialized locations and developers alike have come to view retail as an essential component of almost all forms of development. Even when it does not constitute the largest part of the development, retail may prove to be the most important because it adds value to the other land uses and activities. Especially in our case, we are south from Downtown and retail activities will glue that ties together with other new development in downtown. These will provide the spark of excitement that energizes a place around the clock, and creating a memorable destination to which people want to belong-and to which they want to return again and again.
Retail Entertainment in downtown, cities and the places within them have always been successful when they are exciting, diverse, and entertaining, and when they offer the maximum number of places to eat, places to shop, places to stay and things to experience. In fact, throughout history, these have been among cities' major competitive advantages- a circumstance• that is not going to change.