As the apartments open at The Aliso at Third and Traction streets in the Arts District, details are also surfacing about its attached shops and restaurants.

The latter includes Loqui, a taco haunt specializing in casual Mexican fare. Loqui was founded in 2014 as a weekly pop-up in the back of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco; its first brick-and-mortar location in Southern California opened in Culver City.

A representative for Loqui said the Downtown menu will be almost identical to that at Culver City, meaning a variety of taco-centric options, though with a more expansive craft Mexican beer and wine program.

The goal is to debut by September. The 1,400-square-foot space includes a large patio. Also coming to The Aliso this year is the lauded cocktail bar Death & Co.

 

The Aliso isn’t the only housing project adding to the Downtown food and beverage sector.

Holland Partner Group’s Alina complex near L.A. Live is set to welcome Capital Grille, a fine dining establishment and steakhouse chain from the Orlando, Florida-based ownership group Darden Restaurants.

According to documents filed with the Department of City Planning, the restaurant will fill approximately 9,600 square feet of space on the ground floor of a 28-story tower; it will seat 286 indoors and have room for 36 people on a patio.

Capital Grille, which has more than 50 locations across the United States, focuses on dry-age steaks and seafood.

The Alina outpost will be the chain’s second location in Southern California, following one in Costa Mesa.Requests for an opening time frame were not returned.

Coming to 810 E. Third St. or eatloqui.com and Coming to 700 W. Ninth St.

©Los Angeles Downtown News 2019