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April 5, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
New bars and restaurants headlined competition Thursday in the annual Roses and Lemon Awards handed out by the venerable Downtown Breakfast Club, a group of real estate professionals. A rose went to the Perch, a whimsical French-inspired rooftop bistro on the top two floors of the Pershing Square Building. The 16-story office tower was built in the mid-1920s at 448 Hill St. Other nominees for the restaurant rose were the Spice Table, 112 Central Ave., and Artisan House, 600 S. Main St. Snagging the rose for drinking establishments was Silo Vodka Bar, which includes a walk-in freezer where guests imbibe under arctic conditions.
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April 3, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
Trader Joe's may be the favorite store of many Southern Californians, but it has earned the ire of some prominent downtown Los Angeles boosters who are royally miffed at the popular grocery chain. Summoning all the indignation one can gather while feasting on scrambled eggs and Danish pastry, members of the Downtown Breakfast Club on Thursday heaped scorn on Trader Joe's for its inexplicable absence from the neighborhood. “It's rather baffling,” the club for real estate professionals said in a statement at its annual Roses and Lemon Awards program.
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BUSINESS
December 4, 1991 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When times get bad, advertising agencies will go to nearly any lengths to pump up sales. That's the path that many advertisers took in recessionary 1991, contends the consumer lobby Center for Science in the Public Interest. The group handed out its annual "Lemon Awards" for the most misleading and irresponsible advertising of 1991 on Tuesday in Washington.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
New bars and restaurants headlined competition Thursday in the annual Roses and Lemon Awards handed out by the venerable Downtown Breakfast Club, a group of real estate professionals. A rose went to the Perch, a whimsical French-inspired rooftop bistro on the top two floors of the Pershing Square Building. The 16-story office tower was built in the mid-1920s at 448 Hill St. Other nominees for the restaurant rose were the Spice Table, 112 Central Ave., and Artisan House, 600 S. Main St. Snagging the rose for drinking establishments was Silo Vodka Bar, which includes a walk-in freezer where guests imbibe under arctic conditions.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1994 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Washington-based consumer organization on Thursday announced its picks for the 10 most misleading ads of the year, but some advertisers accused the critics of being misleading. The Center for Science in the Public Interest bestows its Harlan Page Hubbard Lemon awards to draw attention to what it considers to be the "most misleading, unfair and irresponsible ad campaigns." Among the recipients: * Prudential Securities, for ads promising consumers "straight talk."
BUSINESS
April 3, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
Trader Joe's may be the favorite store of many Southern Californians, but it has earned the ire of some prominent downtown Los Angeles boosters who are royally miffed at the popular grocery chain. Summoning all the indignation one can gather while feasting on scrambled eggs and Danish pastry, members of the Downtown Breakfast Club on Thursday heaped scorn on Trader Joe's for its inexplicable absence from the neighborhood. “It's rather baffling,” the club for real estate professionals said in a statement at its annual Roses and Lemon Awards program.
REAL ESTATE
March 20, 1988 | Sam Hall Kaplan
The diverse local design community has banded together to launch a so-called "oranges" and "lemons" awards program that promises to be more than just another self-congratulating exercise. With a view toward raising the public design consciousness, the program proposes to honor projects of merit with an orange, scold the less deserving with a lemon, and gently chide others in need of a push with an orange blossom.
REAL ESTATE
May 3, 1992
A Super Rose was awarded to 777 Tower at Citicorp Plaza for its architecture and a Very Sour Lemon award went to ALARM (A Local and Regional Monitor) for its "myopic anti-growth mentality," at the Downtown Breakfast Club's 12th annual Roses and Lemon ceremonies.
REAL ESTATE
April 22, 1990
The First Interstate World Center, the Checkers Hotel and the Russ Hotel, a single-room occupancy hotel in Skid Row, have been awarded Roses by the Downtown Breakfast Club in its annual Roses and Lemons competition. This year's Lemon--only one was chosen--is Pershing Square, according to Fred Merritt, club chairman. The 5-acre park bounded by 5th, 6th and Hill and Olive streets, was singled out "for being neglected for too long . . .
REAL ESTATE
June 1, 1986
Sam Hall Kaplan reported and appeared to support (May 4) the "lemon" award presented by the Downtown Breakfast Club to Eugene Sturman's sculpture in the forecourt of the new International Tower at 9th and Figueroa streets. As members of the professional jury impaneled by the Community Redevelopment Agency to recommend the selection of this public artwork, we deplore the lack of imagination and understanding demonstrated by the members of the club, and are especially disappointed by Kaplan's failure to rise to the defense of this exciting and evocative addition to our urban landscape.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A massive downtown redevelopment project that crumbled in the early 1990s was singled out Thursday for dragging down a several-block area nearby. The owners of the 81-year-old Brockman building, which used to house clothier Brooks Brothers, and the adjacent buildings on a block-long dilapidated stretch of Seventh Street between Grand Avenue and Olive Street received the annual zinger in the Downtown Breakfast Club's 18th annual Roses and Lemon Awards.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1994 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Washington-based consumer organization on Thursday announced its picks for the 10 most misleading ads of the year, but some advertisers accused the critics of being misleading. The Center for Science in the Public Interest bestows its Harlan Page Hubbard Lemon awards to draw attention to what it considers to be the "most misleading, unfair and irresponsible ad campaigns." Among the recipients: * Prudential Securities, for ads promising consumers "straight talk."
REAL ESTATE
May 3, 1992
A Super Rose was awarded to 777 Tower at Citicorp Plaza for its architecture and a Very Sour Lemon award went to ALARM (A Local and Regional Monitor) for its "myopic anti-growth mentality," at the Downtown Breakfast Club's 12th annual Roses and Lemon ceremonies.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1991 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When times get bad, advertising agencies will go to nearly any lengths to pump up sales. That's the path that many advertisers took in recessionary 1991, contends the consumer lobby Center for Science in the Public Interest. The group handed out its annual "Lemon Awards" for the most misleading and irresponsible advertising of 1991 on Tuesday in Washington.
BUSINESS
December 11, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
The "bad ads" were more misleading than ever in 1990--no thanks to the looming recession. So says one consumer watchdog group, the Washington-based Center for Science in the Public Interest, which Monday handed out its sixth-annual "Harlan Page Hubbard Lemon Awards" for "the most misleading, unfair or irresponsible" ad campaigns of the past year.
REAL ESTATE
April 22, 1990
The First Interstate World Center, the Checkers Hotel and the Russ Hotel, a single-room occupancy hotel in Skid Row, have been awarded Roses by the Downtown Breakfast Club in its annual Roses and Lemons competition. This year's Lemon--only one was chosen--is Pershing Square, according to Fred Merritt, club chairman. The 5-acre park bounded by 5th, 6th and Hill and Olive streets, was singled out "for being neglected for too long . . .
REAL ESTATE
July 3, 1988
Reading Sam Hall Kaplan's column, I was reminded of my experience. I used to pay quite close attention to the Downtown Breakfast Club's annual Rose & Lemon Awards. In 1985, I attended the awards. What I found was a group of contractors, developers, architects, designers and the Community Redevelopment Agency, all interested in boosting their own projects. There were nominations to someone who entertained the elderly, someone who set up a shelter for abused women, and someone who had a program for latch-key children.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A massive downtown redevelopment project that crumbled in the early 1990s was singled out Thursday for dragging down a several-block area nearby. The owners of the 81-year-old Brockman building, which used to house clothier Brooks Brothers, and the adjacent buildings on a block-long dilapidated stretch of Seventh Street between Grand Avenue and Olive Street received the annual zinger in the Downtown Breakfast Club's 18th annual Roses and Lemon Awards.
REAL ESTATE
July 3, 1988
Reading Sam Hall Kaplan's column, I was reminded of my experience. I used to pay quite close attention to the Downtown Breakfast Club's annual Rose & Lemon Awards. In 1985, I attended the awards. What I found was a group of contractors, developers, architects, designers and the Community Redevelopment Agency, all interested in boosting their own projects. There were nominations to someone who entertained the elderly, someone who set up a shelter for abused women, and someone who had a program for latch-key children.
REAL ESTATE
March 20, 1988 | Sam Hall Kaplan
The diverse local design community has banded together to launch a so-called "oranges" and "lemons" awards program that promises to be more than just another self-congratulating exercise. With a view toward raising the public design consciousness, the program proposes to honor projects of merit with an orange, scold the less deserving with a lemon, and gently chide others in need of a push with an orange blossom.
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