DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - With the opening of Brookfield Properties’ $40 million Figat7th just a few months away, today the company announced the first group of restaurants that will be part of the upgraded retail center.
Brookfield has signed six “chef-driven” restaurants for its Taste Figat7th, the 25,000-square-foot dining area on the courtyard level including the popular Silver Lake gourmet coffee house Lamill Coffee and Hollywood’s Loteria Grill, which is opening a fourth location in Santa Monica this month.
Also on the roster of new restaurants is Juicy Lucy, a burger oriented eatery by chef Paul Shoemaker of Savory restaurant in Malibu. Shoemaker is a 2012 James Beard Award finalist.
The other three spots include Oleego by Park’s Barbeque, a Korean barbeque restaurant by chef Jenee Kim; Indus, an Indian restaurant by Bhupender Singh, the head chef and owner of Ambrosia in Monterrey Park and Choppe Choppe, a gourmet sandwich spot by chef Jeffrey Price.
“We are extremely excited to announce this amazing line-up of culinary talent as the anchors for Taste Figat7th,” said Edward Hogan, Brookfield’s national director of retail leasing in a statement. “We planned this unique dining experience to reflect the heart and soul of Downtown — fresh, creative and eclectic. [It] will showcase the unique talents and flavor profiles that are shaping the contemporary Los Angeles culinary landscape.”
The renovated retail center on the southwest corner of Seventh and Figueroa streets is slated to open in October with Target as the project’s anchor tenant. The new restaurants will fill the first of up to 18 spots available for eateries in the dining area, which will include indoor and outdoor seating for more than 500 people.
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