Downtown Los Angeles has seen a revival of historic theaters, but there’s one theater that stands out for its opulence and, now, its diversity of programming.
In downtown Los Angeles, there’s an all-ages punk club called The Smell. In the 17 years that it’s been open, it’s become a real hub for local underground music. But after the land it sits on was purchased last year, it now faces the possibility of being shut down. The news sparked outrage mixed with anxiety that the changes taking place in downtown are not all for the better.
The long-vacant, fenced-off lot at First Street and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles will soon be developed into a two-acre public park. The $28 million sand-covered parcel next to City Hall and Grand Park will be designed by a team led by the architectural firm Mia Lehrer + Associates.