Downtown Long Beach Associates
This the second and final evening of the Taste of Downtown East Village Arts District, three hours of sipping and sampling the signature dishes of the most-popular restaurants in downtown Long Beach. See,we forgot that it started Wednesday. Why didn't Kraig Kojian call and remind us?
A year after Logan Crow brought the Zombie Walk downtown to "catastrophic success"---massive attendance, massive debt---and called out Long Beach officials, amends were made to create a better model for Zombie Walk V on Saturday (Oct. 27).
The City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to impose a special assessment on property owners for the next 10 years within a downtown area called the Property Based Improvement District (PBID). For the first time, the assessment will include residential property owners, not just businesses, although the revenue from the assessment will continue to be [...]
Nick Waterhouse brought his geeky get-down to Saturday night's Dancin' In The Streets---held in the parking lot of a downtown hardware store---the second of four 2012 Summer And Music events.
Downtown Homeowners Unite, the grassroots homeowner group which opposes expansion of a city-collected, privately administered downtown “benefit assessment district” to include residential property owners, has sent a mass emailing urging the City Council not to include city-owned properties in the petition vote. At this evening’s meeting, the City Council will decide whether to have the [...]
The Property Based Improvement District (PBID) plan proposed by the Downtown Long Beach Associates has been unanimously approved by the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ Board of Directors, according to a media advisory released by the Downtown Long Beach Associates and received by everybody else with absolutely no surprise. The vote by the Board of Directors [...]
In an interview with Logan Crow that will be featured tonight on 'Greater Long Beach Radio with Dave Wielenga,' the promoter of last Saturday's (Oct. 29) Zombie Walk charges that incessant demands and fees by the City of Long Beach diminished the event and left him $40,000 in debt. Listen tonight at 7 p.m. on KBEACH.org
By hanging banners that draw distinctions among the streets in a neighborhood as small as the East Village, city officials and promoters generate a separatist mentality that risks undermining the sense of unity crucial to the area's success. Better to hang an all-encompassing “East Village” banner that leaves the street names to the street signs.
Smooth’s Sports Grille, the restaurant at 144 Pine Avenue that under a couple of names has been a crossroads of politics and culture in downtown Long Beach for a quarter century, was closed Sunday by owner John Morris, LBReport.com reported early today. “Smooth’s is closed and a new chapter begins,” Morris told LBReport.com. Morris made [...]
What does Downtown Long Beach taste like? Wednesday’s third Taste of Downtown Long Beach, held along street-fair-ready First Street in the East Village, provided only some small clues---but did put to rest the area’s old reputation for car exhaust and Albertson’s roasted chickens.