As the opening of the luxury apartments and Whole Foods (DTLA's first!) at the Eighth & Grand complex approaches, the finishing touches are going in at the building. One of those final flourishes is a long mural by Italian street artist Jacopo Ceccarelli. (He goes by 2501 on his work.) The mostly monochrome mural stretches 106 feet long and 17 feet wide along the southwest face of Eighth & Grand. (The same artist was also commissioned to do a mural along Hill Street and Olympic.)
The mural was officially unveiled yesterday, and the new, 700-unit luxury apartment complex will be welcoming its first residents at the end of this month, according to a press release from developer Carmel Partners. The residential section of the structure holds a Zen garden, a 25-person screening room, two "resort-style" pools, outdoor dining areas, lush terraces, a 5,400-square-foot gym, and a top floor lounge. The apartments will reportedly have floor-to-ceiling windows, nine-foot-high ceilings, polished concrete floors, quartz countertops, and fancy Italian cabinetry. And the Whole Foods? It's scheduled to open in early November.
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