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The buzz surrounding Downtown LA just keeps getting louder. After rumor spread that Swedish brand Acne was interested in the area, Blog Downtown has some new details on the crazy fashion facelift coming to Alameda Square.
On the south edge of the Arts District, Alameda Square is home to the offices and production facilities of LA brands like American Apparel, Groceries, Ella Moss and Splendid. New owner Evoq Properties has decided to transform the campus, which is pretty industrial right now, into a public-friendly green plaza filled with shopping, restaurants and offices. According to The Architect's Newspaper, "The focus of the complex—linking the Arts District with downtown's nearby Fashion District—will be fashion, bringing together shops, high-end offices, and even manufacturing" and Blog Downtown tells us that food trucks are also in the works. Don't get too excited about the changes just yet, though: Our friends at Curbed say that it's a "five year vision."
· Industrial Alameda Square to be renovated, stylized into fashion-focused retail center [Blog Downtown]
· Fashionable Arrival [The Architect's Newspaper]
· HFF Arranges $78M Refinancing for LA's Alameda Square Campus [Commercial Property Executive]
· Developer Formerly Known as Meruelo Maddux Has Big Plans Spread All Across Downtown [Curbed]
· OMFG: Swedish Brand Acne Sets Sights on Downtown LA [Racked]