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Intelligentsia, LA MILL, now Lot 44—LA is developing into a place for artisanal coffee. Per Angelenic, Lot 44 Coffee will have its soft opening May 5 in the Douglas Building at 3rd and Spring Downtown: "[owner Ariel] Graham’s brand is defined by high-quality, handcrafted drink selections utilizing organic, pesticide-free beans imported from estate and small lot purveyors." This is the flagship to what is planned to be a chain throughout Southern CA. Highlights also include "Ingredient-conscious chocolates, muffins, scones, cupcakes, cookies and light confections will also be available to patrons looking to grab-and-go or linger over free Wi-Fi." The coffee shop will be open from 7am-5pm until mid-May, then will be opened later after the grand opening. [Angelenic]