Final prep for Made In America. Anyone going?

Help plant a tree but best of all contribute to the lovely Patrick’s Tree memorial for Downtown LA’s architect Patrick Martin.

Patrick was the fourth-generation board member and architect with the pioneering Downtown firm AC Martin Inc. When he died at age 35, leaving a wife and two children, he was working on Wilshire Grand Center with his father, Christopher Martin.

Patrick was well loved, and will be missed incredibly.

Food Truck Friday at Pershing Square is here! Today grab lunch from Cousins Maine Lobster, Phantom Food Truck, Postcards Central American Soul. And if you’re looking for something really delicious, try out the Sweet Lobster Pocket from Lets roll it truck! It has rice, lobster, chopped cumcumbers, and their special combination sauce.

Photo Cred: Let’s Roll It Truck

Tracking Some Early Train History

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First and Alameda streets, which most recently held Weiland’s Brewery and the Spice Table, was once a key area for train travel in Downtown.

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Anyone spending the night in DTLA?

Let’s Have a Fun (and Responsible) Downtown Slip-and-Slide

A 1,000-foot-long slip and slide is coming to Downtown L.A. on Sept. 27. However, we think the opposition to a proposed one-day slip-and-slide in Downtown Los Angeles is misplaced.

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L.A. LIVE was full of fun and excitement for Dark Nights! If you couldn’t make it, here’s a little bit of what you missed.

Pantry Café Wants Your Waiting-in-Line Story

Everyone has a story about waiting in line late at night at the Original Pantry Café. At least, that’s what the team at the 90-year-old restaurant believes, and they’re challenging Angelenos to put their best narratives into print, in 500 words or less.

To read all about this contest, click here!

How to Survive the Made in America Festival

The Made in America Festival on Aug. 30-31 won’t be just in Grand Park, but on surrounding blocks as well. Numerous streets will be closed before and after the concert. Stars represent festival entrances, and the dotted lines are suggested routes from public transit stops.

To read more on this article, click here!

Going to Made In America this weekend? Let Downtown Concierge help get you there! They have free shuttles to get you to and from your concert.

If you’re driving and need a place to park, pull into their lots at 354 S. Spring or 712 S. Spring for $20 parking and get on the free shuttle to events!

Tell them DT News sent you!

This week’s “Urban Scrawl” by Doug Davis: Time to prepare for the Made in America Festival, it’s almost upon us.

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The 10 Most Exciting Acts at the Made In America Festival

The Made in America Festival at Grand Park is expected to draw up to 30,000 people each day. Performers over the weekend include Weezer, Iggy Azalea, Kanye West, A Tribe Called Red, and many more.

To get all the details on the festival and to read what to expect, click here!

The Alamo Drafthouse and What Comes Next

Local movie fans erupted in glee recently when Wayne Ratkovich, the owner of the Seventh Street shopping, office and hotel complex The Bloc, joined with the operators of the Alamo Drafthouse to announce that a nine-screen outpost of the beloved theater chain will open in Downtown. The plan calls for the movie house, which allows patrons to order food and alcohol from their seats, to begin screening by the end of 2015. 

To read more about the development of this theater in DTLA, click here!

City’s First EV Charging Station Installed Downtown

Downtown found itself on the forefront of the effort to combat gas guzzling last week, when a parking spot became home to Los Angeles’ first public electric vehicle charging station.

To read more about this new installation, click here!

Getting Primal With Steve Ballmer

An enthusiastic Steve Ballmer was introduced to Los Angeles Clippers fans during a pep rally at Staples Center last week.

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