DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Construction continues on the renovation of the 25-year-old shopping center at 333 S. Alameda St. Crews are working on a new entertainment hub anchored by a 24-lane bowling alley, a sports bar, a family restaurant and an upgraded video arcade. That portion should be completed by December with a grand opening by February, said Jay Chun, president of property manager Kaufman Commercial Group. The mall owners, Three Alameda Plaza, purchased the 250,000-square-foot structure in 2008. Other plans in the three-story edifice include the addition of about eight new restaurants and giving a modern look to the gray, fortress-like exterior. A dim sum restaurant opened in August, replacing the Vault 21 lounge on the ground floor. A coffee shop and Japanese restaurant are currently under construction. The exterior work should begin early next year.

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