October

October 18, 2017

BREAKING GROUND WITH EL NIDO

If you’re not familiar with all of the work that El Nido Family Centers does for the L.A. area, you should be. Since 1925, El Nido has served as one of the city’s most respected social service agencies and currently benefits more than 10,000 children, youth, and family members a year. The non-profit focuses on … Continued

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August

August 18, 2017

TINTORERA’S TERRACE

One of our biggest permitting challenges came to us through Tintorera, the newly-opened seafood-centered Mexican food restaurant in Silver Lake. When Mexico City restaurateur Walter Meyenberg approached us about helping him open his first restaurant in the U.S., we immediately started researching the property’s background.   The restaurant’s space looked perfect for what Walter envisioned … Continued

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November

November 2, 2015

Conversations from Above

Recently, on a flight from Rome to New York I met a woman whom I will call Kathleen. Our conversation began awkwardly as she noticed my concern while she swallowed a handful of pills with her Baileys and cream. She laughed and reassured me that what she had was not contagious, but PTSD. Kathleen was … Continued

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October

October 10, 2014

Green Business

We are excited to receive the City Los Angeles Green Business Certification. This Certification is awarded to businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible or sustainable manner.To become a Certified Green Business, participants must meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste and be in compliance with all environmental laws … Continued

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January

January 15, 2014

Line up for Eggslut

  The development of Grand Central Market in Downtown LA is an exciting process that I’m happy to be a part of. Our client Eggslut now has lines around the block on Hill Street where it serves top-notch breakfast bites out of its new counter-style stall. I was first approached by Eggslut co-owner Alvin Cailan when … Continued

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December

December 16, 2013

Behind Bar Ama

  I first met Bar Ama chef-owner Josef Centeno when he was executive chef at Opus. We got along right away because we have a lot in common. Josef (who we like to call “Brosef”) works quickly. He’s firm but friendly. I feel like, when a business relationship is strong, that reflects in the work. Josef … Continued

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