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Opened by Eric Shomof—whose family runs Pacific Investments and owns four residential buildings on Spring Street—men's and women's boutique Crack Gallery hopes to lure in other retailers by showing "what’s possible in the Historic Core."
From Blogdowntown: "The high-ceiling space is aggressively built out, with custom-designed black metal clothing racks that create an arched pathway and give off an industrial vibe. White walls are filled with pop art, most painted by local artists." Regarding the name of the shop, Shomof tells the blog: "in Downtown, Los Angeles, hearing the word 'crack' makes everyone automatically think of the drug. We’re trying to show that Downtown is changing and the old stigmas are dying out. Clothing and Art are the new drugs of Downtown, and we want everyone to 'get addicted.'"
No specific designers or merch named, other than "cool jeans," "unique" women's shoes, and "amazing lineup of art," but Shomof says "Everything is priced to sell."
· Crack Gallery Wants to Addict Downtown to Clothing and Art [Blogdowntown]