LA ResidentsPosted: March 28, 2011
Since I’m new to Los Angeles, one of my new favorite online communities is Downtown LA.
You can follow it on Twitter and Facebook…. it feeds you information about what’s going on in downtown Los Angeles. For example, there are 3800 Followers on Twitter and most are residents of Downtown LA exchanging events, tips and interests about hyper local restaurants and activities.
Additionally, you can keep up to date on LA Live events (for me this is useful in determining traffic flow outside my apartment).
They also do print-ads about promotions, opening of new venues and surveys to see what Downtown residents are interested in. For example, I recently participated in a survey that asked what types of shops and brands I like towards input for turning Seventh Avenue into a high-end shopping destination. Similarly, Target will be opening a location downtown as a result of demand via groundswell such as this site and its participants.
I think the next store at the top of the Downtown LA list is Trader Joes, fingers crossed!!