A Downtown Los Angeles Icon Gets a Foodie Facelift

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Seattle and San Francisco are known for the open-air shopping districts Pike Place and the Ferry Building, but they're newcomers compared to the Grand Central Market near 3rd and Broadway in downtown LA. It opened in 1917. Back in the day, residents of Bunker Hill could ride Angel's Flight for a penny to buy fresh fruit, meat and vegetables. The Market is still a Mecca for officer workers, bargain hunters and tourists, but it's getting a facelift — inside and outside — to keep up with a changing neighborhood. KCRW producer Saul Gonzalez went to see what's different and what's the same.

Credits

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez - reporter for KCRW. Host, 'There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles' - @SaulKCRW, Richard Schave - Esotouric - @esotouric, Lesley Bargar Suter - Los Angeles magazine - @LesleyBS

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Christian Bordal, Anna Scott