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Posted: Friday, August 9, 2013 9:47 am

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The Arts District’s Urban Radish opened July 4 with an Independence Day celebration. Area denizens celebrated just having a small grocery store within walking distance.

Now, the 8,200-square-foot market at 661 Imperial St. is ready for its official debut: A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 17.

The event, which is open to the public, starts at 9 a.m. with a free breakfast followed by a ceremony with co-owner Carolyn Paxton and Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries. The market has teamed with the Downtown-based gang intervention program to employ some Homeboy clients.

Urban Radish occupies a metal structure a short walk from the Biscuit Company and Toy Factory lofts. The $1.7 million project created 25 jobs. There is a small parking lot and nearby street parking.

Urban Radish’s relatively small space (for a supermarket) is highlighted by a collection of upscale and organic items. In addition to produce and grocery basics, it has made-to-order sandwiches, an artisan cheese section, a butcher and a wine section.

 The market is one of several new grocery additions to Downtown. On July 18, a 24,000-square-foot Smart & Final Extra opened at 845 S. Figueroa St. and a 34,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is scheduled to debut this month near Chinatown.

Also this month, Whole Foods announced that it will open a 42,000-square-foot space at an under-construction apartment complex at 770 S. Grand Ave. That is slated to arrive in 2015.


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1 comment:

  • Juan Torres posted at 3:14 pm on Fri, Aug 16, 2013.

    JMannyT2014 Posts: 6

    I am so glad that this very much needed, prominent semi-upscale market has opened in The Arts District. I don't live necessarily in that district but I do stay nearby, and this store will and is very convenient for all of my grocery needs. I especially, am very fond of the exquisite cheeses, and meats. I'm not a drinker so I don't really care for the wines, although, I do shop for wine to entertain guests. They offer variety, and quality and most importantly, they offer great customer service, and for that I am thankful.