Month: January 2017

New pedestrian tunnel at The Bloc in Downtown LA will open next month

New pedestrian tunnel at The Bloc in Downtown LA will open next month

Users of Downtown LA’s 7th Street/Metro Center subway station will have a new way to access the transit hub where four Metro rail and subway lines pass through. As Urbanize LA reports, a new pedestrian tunnel will soon open at The Bloc.

The tunnel will give transit riders a direct route into the recently redesigned shopping complex from the station across the street. Right now, the station has two entrances—both of them on the northern side of Seventh Street. As such, the new tunnel will also allow pedestrians easy access to the station from both sides of the street.

The tunnel will make the Seventh Street station the first in its rail network that exits directly into a private business establishment. Perhaps not so coincidentally, the transit agency recently decided to allow corporate sponsors to buy naming rights to its stations.

The Bloc opened over the summer as an open air overhaul of the imposing Macy’s shopping plaza. The new complex still includes Macy’s and the Sheraton Hotel, and it should soon draw steady crowds of trendy urbanites with an array of stylish boutiques and a hotly-anticipated Alamo Drafthouse movie theater.

Metro approved the tunnel in 2015, and construction has proceeded rather quickly because, as DTLA Rising notes, the station was originally constructed with knockout walls to allow for a project like this to easily get underway. It’s taken more than a quarter-century, but Metro and The Bloc’s owners are now capitalizing on that foresight.

We did it! Santa Monica was a blast.

We did it! Santa Monica was a blast.

WOW!

This past Saturday we kicked off the Odd Market on Santa Monica Pier and it was nothing short of fantastic! The weather was perfect. The Sellers were awesome. Great crowds and I am already gearing up for March 4th on the Pier. I will be adding vendor booths, a toddler inflatable play house and I’m booking 3 great bands to really kick it into high gear. I created a quick little video which you can check out below. Hope to see even bigger crowds at the next one.

Thanks to all who participated, shopped and the amazing folks at Santa Monica Pier Restoration Organization.

Best,
Phillip Dane

Look who’s coming to The Pier

Look who’s coming to The Pier

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Today we kick off our first ever Odd Market at The Santa Monica Pier and take a look at who’s going to be there..

Where: The Santa Monica Pier 200 Santa Monica Pier SM, CA 90401
When: Noon – 5pm
Admission: Free

Going Nuts Over Odd Market @ Santa Monica Pier!

Going Nuts Over Odd Market @ Santa Monica Pier!

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We at The Nut Stand are excited about being a part of the first Odd Market at the Santa Monica Pier. Looking forward to great weather and great oddities. Come on out and get some warm glazed nuts! Your taste buds will thank you!