January 27, 2013 |
A 1920s-era apartment building in Koreatown has been acquired by a Los Angeles investor who plans to renovate the brick Tudor Revival-style complex near Wilshire Boulevard. The six-story Windsor Apartments at 3198 West 7th St. and an adjacent parking lot zoned for development sold for $10.75 million to a limited liability corporation, according to investment banking firm George Smith Partners. The Windsor was built in 1926 at 7th and Catalina streets as an upscale apartment hotel in what was then suburban Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1992
America sends hundreds of millions of dollars to aid the former Soviet Union. But it takes a delegation and aid from South Korea to help American businessmen in Koreatown to recover from the riot. Fortunately for these Americans, they can depend on help from their former country. Is George Bush an American? ANDREW KO, Long Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2014 |
Two men were pronounced dead at a hospital Monday after being hit by gunfire on a Koreatown street, Los Angeles police said. The victims were described by police as Latinos in their 20s. The 1:53 p.m. shooting occurred in the driveway of a parking lot at Lucy's Laundry Mart at South Normandie Avenue and West 3rd Street, authorities said. Homicide Report: Tracking killings in L.A. County The two males suspects fled on foot. Police cordoned off a wide area around the shooting site as they searched for the suspects and questioned witnesses.
December 16, 2013 |
Hanmi Financial Corp., a large community bank based in Los Angeles' Koreatown, is taking a major step out of California by acquiring Central Bancorp, a troubled Garland, Texas, company that also focuses on Asian Americans. The deal announced Monday, for $50 million in cash, is expected to close in the second half of 2014. It would create a Korean American bank with 51 branches, second in size only to BBCN Bancorp, also of L.A.'s Koreatown. The merged bank would have the top deposit share among Korean American banks in Texas, Illinois and Virginia, Hanmi Chief Executive C.G. Kum said in announcing the deal.
December 6, 2013 |
The Line hotel, a fashion-forward new hotel at 3515 Wilshire Blvd. in Koreatown, will kick off a “soft opening” on Jan. 1 with rates of $168 nightly. Before you rush to book -- and from the looks of the hotel's website , it is tempting to rush -- bear in mind that the place isn't finished. In January, while those discounts are offered, the hotel's two restaurants-to-be, nightclub and pool won't be open. In fact, there may be some construction on site. (The hotel's opening has been delayed a few times.)
March 1, 2013 |
A single red door stands out along a wall dyed yellow by the bright lights on Vermont Avenue in Koreatown. There's no signage to ensure you're at the right place. To the right, Stall 239, a new walk-up restaurant serving international street food and artisan sandwiches, has closed for the night. A person looks through a peephole after two knocks on the door. The door opens into a small, dimly lit waiting room with an expansive wall of doorknobs. As a hostess welcomes you to Lock & Key, she points to the dozens of doorknobs, “Try out a knob to get in.” (The hostess will give you a hint if you're too far from the mark.)