The downtown transformation continues at break neck speed. Sadly, downtown looks to be losing a small part of its delightful ‘70s downtown-redevelopment-era architecture in the name of “progress.” As blogdowntown notes, the retail space at the Wilshire/Grand building is up for lease. But the landlord is throwing in a face lift. Gone will be everyone’s favorite black reflective glass; in will be the lifestyle center-esque earth tones and large windows. We can only hope that this new design will bring us a Banana Republic or a Williams Sonoma or even an H&M. Is this a sign of what's to come of downtown?
· Wilshre/Grand Retail Space to Get a Rehab? [blogdowntown]