April 1, 2011 |
A Los Angeles developer is planning to build a $100-million apartment and retail development near the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex. Champion Real Estate Co. paid $20 million for a 2.76-acre collection of parcels, some of which will be redeveloped, President Robert Champion said Thursday. The property was purchased out of receivership. Champion Real Estate's Hollywood project, which has not been designed, would take at least a year to be approved by city officials and an additional two years to build, Champion said.
November 1, 2001 |
Oscar's New Digs: The Hollywood & Highland complex under construction on eight acres along Hollywood Boulevard next to Grauman's Chinese Theatre is coming along nicely. The group of buildings and courtyards will include the Kodak Theatre, soon to be the permanent home of the Academy Awards ceremonies. Wolfgang Puck will have his own kitchen off the Grand Ballroom, where he can cater the Governors Ball after the awards (and every other event there).
November 18, 2013 |
Los Angeles, it's time to meet your Muji. The Tokyo-based retailer with 380 locations in Japan, 200 stores in other countries and a devoted following among design aficionados here in the U.S. is scheduled to open its first store in Southern California on Dec. 14. An 8,600 square feet, Muji Hollywood will be larger than seven other Mujis in this country and will serve as the flagship for Muji U.S.A. , business coordination and development representative Kyoko Hirota said during a tour of the construction site Saturday.
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June 25, 2013 |
A homeless man accused of killing a woman visiting one of Hollywood's most famous tourist destinations was well known to authorities. Over the last eight years, Dustin James Kinnear, 26, was arrested at least 46 times, including seven arrests for assault with a deadly weapon, according to court records and interviews. Along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he had a reputation as an aggressive panhandler and troublemaker. His mother said he had been in and out of mental health treatment facilities since age 5 and suffered from multiple conditions that could make him violent.
January 8, 2010 |
The Tea Room at h.wood is an exclusive one-room club within an already exclusive nightclub. Like a glammed-out Russian nesting doll, it is tucked inside the stolid concrete frame of h.wood, which is located at the far end of the Hollywood & Highland complex in the tawdry heart of Hollywood. It cracks its doors only on Wednesdays, when a rush of sultry young women and slender young men with intricate tattoos wait in line for admission. Very few will get in, however. The Tea Room, which is owned by night-life veteran Loyal Pennings and a duo of driven 29-year-old entrepreneurs named John Terzian and Brian Toll, trades inaccessibility for its hot-spot cachet.
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October 19, 2013 |
On a recent postcard-perfect day, James Foutch is selling tours of movie stars' homes from a prime location on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, just as he has for more than a decade. But his customary spot on the gray terrazzo sidewalk, studded with pink stars, is about to change. In a crackdown aimed at managing the mobs of people visiting the wildly popular venue, Foutch and other sightseeing bus operators are being forced to the sidelines. Starting on Sunday, sales of bus tours from the Walk of Fame will no longer be permitted.