Posted in Historic Core Money Matters

The Price of Peace – Perch DTLA Backtracks on Security Fees While Others Forge Ahead Adding More Surcharges

LA restaurants add a new shiny security surcharge to customer bills

Old-school cake-cutting, splitting, and corkage fees are not the only add-ons that decorate a bill at the end of the night anymore, as restaurants and bars in Los Angeles have been adding new surcharges like health care, inflation, and COVID-19 support over the past few years.

The new shiny sister, and most controversial of them all: the security surcharge.

Posted in Expo/USC Money Matters

Can Pic ‘N’ Save the 99 Cents Only Stores?

99 Cents Only Stores, a cherished emblem of Los Angeles commerce, faces its sunset. Born from the bustling aisles of Grand Central Market, the chain, headquartered in Commerce, announced on Friday, April 5, the closure of all 371 stores.

Nolan Marshall photo by Shawn Smith
Posted in BLK DTLA DTLA Masterminds Money Matters South Park

Oceanwide “Graffiti Towers” – South Park BID Executive Director Nolan Marshall Speaks

In Spring of 2023, months before the vandalism ofOceanwide Plaza, the South Park Business Improvement…

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Posted in Money Matters

Ringing in Change: Downtown’s New 738 Area Code Sparks Debate

Looks like downtown Los Angeles is headed for yet another shake-up. As reported by the…

Posted in Financial District Money Matters

DCBID Invest in New Purpose and Branding as DTLA Alliance

In a move symbolizing growth and change, the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) is…

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Posted in Arts & Culture Historic Core Money Matters

Have the Curtains Closed on Broadway?

All seemed well until late last year when news and social media reports about The…

Posted in BLK DTLA Money Matters Skid Row

Skid Row Rising: Park Family to Pass People’s Market to Skid Row Non-Profit, Creating Justice LA

After 29 years in Skid Row, the transition of People’s Market from its Korean-owned roots…

Posted in Money Matters

Robo-Taxies Are Coming to Downtown Los Angeles – What Could Go Wrong?

Waymo and Cruise, two the trailblazing pioneers of autonomous vehicles, will be bringing their cutting-edge…

Posted in Money Matters South Park

B2B Marketing Expo Returns to the LA Convention Center Sept 20th & 21st

The B2B Marketing Expo California has recently been acquired by Business Show Media; now takes…