The long-awaited movie theater was originally scheduled to open two years ago, but now appears to be back on track.
Construction delays have stalled the arrival of some new tenants, while others potential vendors have simply moved on.
The Bloc is an open-air reboot of the Macy's retail hub that was famous for being almost hermetically sealed off from the surrounding streets and sidewalks. Now it's on its way to becoming a hip hang-out spot.
The Macy's plaza is totally transformed into a cool outdoor space that will house the hip Alama Drafthouse cinema. It's all thanks to a $160-million transformation that included ripping off the plaza's roof.
The portal at the Bloc will let people cross seamlessly into the train statin across the street without having to get onto street level and wait to cross the street.
The Bloc has come a long way since the Macy's fortress days. Once bricky and unwelcoming, it's now a big open courtyard that's going to host occasional outdoor events—"DTLA's new living room!"
The iconic hot dog-shaped hot dog stand will reopen in a couple months, two blocks from its original location on La Cienega.