Wednesday, January 6, 2010

figueroa street + 12th street, downtown

With the recent advent of LA Live, the Staples Center is finally slowly becoming the leisure mecca it always wanted to be on paper. But you can still witness massive herds of pedestrians streaming away from the stadium after games as they make a beeline for their cars in the cheaper parking lots to the east. What a huge missed opportunity! If Figueroa's asphalt were stripped down, bringing its east side within easy striding reach, there'd suddenly be the perfect excuse for impromptu pubs + sausage vendors to welcome all that foot traffic. Because there's nothing better than having a post-game beer and hot dog to keep you company while watching your fellow fans wander by. See it narrowed!
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