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Mondays @ The Montalbán

By Kim Sudhalter

June 10, 2014

If you’re like me, you were first introduced to actor Ricardo Montalbán as the delightful host of a very strange tropical isle where all dreams come true…sometimes at a very high price! Each week, you’d tune in to hear him… read more

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Outside the Lines – Volume 1

By Joseph Mariani

June 6, 2014

In this new series, Outside the Lines, I will take an occasional look at development occurring just outside the boundaries of the two Hollywood Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) that we manage here at HPOA.  In discussing these projects it’s clear to see… read more

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Let the Good Times Roll…At Davey Wayne’s

By Kim Sudhalter

June 6, 2014

Remember the days before cell phones? When people would hang out, play records in their parent’s basements and actually talk to each other? Well, those days are back at Good Times at Davey Wayne’s, a new bar that recently opened… read more

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Preparing for the Arrival of the Millennials

By Kerry Morrison

June 6, 2014

Recently I had the opportunity to visit two cities to speak at conferences about the topic of homelessness, and how and why BIDs should be involved.  In April, I traveled to British Columbia to attend a conference jointly sponsored by… read more

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Dillon’s: Back in Business

By Devin Strecker

June 4, 2014

For several years, Dillon’s Irish Pub & Grill was a hub for sports fans, tourists and nightlife at the famed intersection of Hollywood and Vine.  Known for its $3 beers, sprawling interior, and lively atmosphere, it always attracted a large… read more

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What About Windows?

By Kerry Morrison

May 28, 2014

The logic behind shuttering a restaurant behind a wall or obstruction baffles me. This was the trend at the turn of the century.  And by that I mean the 21st century.  When the “nightclub chapter” was just rolling out in… read more

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Hollywood: The Next Frontier

By Joseph Mariani

May 28, 2014

Hollywood…the final frontier.  At least that’s what Huston Huddleston has declared.  The writer/director/Star Trek “super fan” recently announced that he has taken to Kickstarter to fund his ambitious idea of developing a Science Fiction Museum with the goal of having… read more

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Hollywood’s Screenplay is Still Being Written

By Joseph Mariani

May 21, 2014

Perhaps you were able to check out the Los Angeles Business Journal’s recent article entitled ‘Staging Comeback.’  In the article, author Bethany Firnhaber does a tremendous job of describing all the latest, greatest, and “coming soon” real estate developments occurring… read more

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Have You Ever Wondered… Why A Neon Clock Advertising a Jewelers Stands Outside the Closed Pacific Theatre?

By Kim Sudhalter

May 21, 2014

The year is 1928 and Warner Bros has recently opened its brand new 2700-seat, fully-equipped-for-sound Warner Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. A popular young jeweler decides to open a second Hollywood location to complement the jewelry shop he already owns at… read more

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Have You Ever Wondered… Why An Empty Spanish Colonial Storefront is Part of the W Hotel’s Façade?

By Kim Sudhalter

May 15, 2014

Have you ever walked south on Vine from Hollywood Boulevard and noticed an ornate but empty Spanish Colonial-style storefront built into the façade of the über modern W Hotel? Well, there’s a story behind that, as there is with almost… read more

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