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Find Yourself at the Ford

By Devin Strecker

June 12, 2014

Everyone knows about the Hollywood Bowl.  Sitting just a short walk up Highland from downtown Hollywood, it’s been offering entertainment for the masses since the 1920’s.  But most people are less familiar with the nearby John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, just up… read more

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Hollywood Happenings 6-12-14

June 12, 2014

There’s a lot of construction going on around Hollywood and Vine.  The Building Los Angeles blog takes a look at five mixed-use developments currently being built which will add “more than one thousand apartments, hotel rooms and over 300,000 square… read more

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What We Can Learn from our Canadian Neighbors about Place Management

By Kerry Morrison

June 12, 2014

This is the second in a three-part series written by HPOA executive director, Kerry Morrison, following two conferences in two different cities, on urban districts and place management.  This first part is here. I loved walking through Victoria and was… read more

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Have You Ever Wondered… Why There’s a Triangle at the La Brea End of Hollywood Boulevard?

By Kim Sudhalter

June 11, 2014

If you’re heading north on La Brea, turning right onto Hollywood Boulevard, you’ll most likely find yourself wondering about the silvery Four Ladies of Hollywood statue ahead of you, rather than thinking about the road you’re on. But the triangle… read more

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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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