Los Angeles Business Journal

Olympics Could Prove Downtown Scene’s Mettle

SPORTS: Hotels, eateries seen as added attractions if games return in 2024.

If L.A.’s $6.4 billion bid for the 2024 Olympics is successful, one can’t help but think how different the experience will be from 40 years earlier, when the city last hosted the event.

Bicycle Enthusiasts Open Spot to Peddle Lifestyle

RETAIL: Wheelhouse will feature coffee shop as well as biking accessories.

Before they married, Chase and Tami Spenst spent a lot of time biking around the Historic Core, and in the process fell in love with downtown Los Angeles.

Housing Developer Checks In to Century-Old Hotel

REAL ESTATE: Skid Row trust offers affordable units in $16.5 million project.

The intersection of Fifth and Main, “The Nickel,” was once a destination for those who frequented shady bars, looked for a fix or were just plain down on their luck.

Co-Founders Go With Grains at Filipino Eatery

DINING: Ricebar co-owners serve fast-casual lunches to local business crowd.

When chef Charles Olalia came back to Los Angeles after getting married in his native Philippines, he decided to start cooking more dishes that reminded him of home.

Don't Take The Bait

Being outrageous no longer means violating a social pact, but beating a path. The best way to get noticed these days, and it seems nearly everyone wants to get noticed, is to say something outrageous.

They Should Keep That Bunny Away From Those 'Desperate Housewives' First

Politicians and military strategists searching for effective ways to wage their campaigns should look to a successful tactic employed in the domestic culture wars.

Univision to Buy Two Puerto Rican TV Stations for $190 Million

L.A.-based Spanish-language broadcasting giant Univision Communications Inc. exercises its option to purchase the two television stations in San Juan for about $190 million.

L.A. Crowne Plaza Hotels Sold in Package Deal

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Los Angeles Airport and the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach, both on the list of 50 largest hotels in L.A. County, will be sold as part of a $331 million, 12-property deal.