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Yesterday we revealed that jewelry designer Tarina Tarantino was gearing up to trick out her Downtown Sparkle Factory with a seven-story "innovative retail concept" at the L.L. Burns’ Western Costume Building. Today we received a press release that includes extensive details on the deal, and one thing that stands out to us is that the new space promises to bring "more than 60 permanent full-time jobs" to Broadway. Who knew the pink-haired designer would have a hand in lowering the unemployment rate?
The release also notes that Tarantino's 3,000 square-foot retail boutique will occupy the ground floor and will feature "limited edition for-Broadway-only merchandise." There will also be an art gallery/photo studio on the second floor, where the designer will curate collections from her favorite artists as well as galleries from surrounding areas looking to exhibit in DTLA. Other floors will house Tarantino's design and production studio where all her jewelry and handbags will be produced.
We'll keep an eye out for Sparkle Factory job postings.
· Tarina Tarantino [Official Site]
· Tarina Tarantino Readying Her Sparkle Factory in LA [Racked]