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Downtown Long Beach is one of Southern California’s most unique waterfront urban destinations to live, work, and play. Board one of the many brightly colored, free Passport buses that travel throughout all five districts. Whether you’re relaxing at the Waterfront, joining the bustle of the West Gateway, experiencing the historic charm of North Pine or the creativity of the East Village Arts District or just enjoying the excitement of Pine Avenue.
Parking meters got smarter Monday in Long Beach, with the start of installation of more than 1,600 smart meters. The City Council in December 2014 approved the replacement with new, smart meters that accept credit/debit cards in addition to coins.
Photo by Andrew Jorgensen. After another long winter, OpenTable today unveiled the 2015 Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America. This year, BO-beau’s Kitchen, the rooftop restaurant serving Cal-French classic in downtown Long Beach joins the list.
Join Long Beach Heritage, Saturday, March 21, 2015 for a Walking Tour of Downtown Long Beach. Long Beach was recently voted the best walkable, large city in Southern California by Walk Score, a company that rates neighborhoods throughout the United States.
The Downtown Residential Council will hold a special community forum at 7pm on Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Scottish Rite Event Center, 855 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, 90813. The forum will be a conversation with Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners (PECP) about the new Civic Center in downtown Long Beach.
Downtown Long Beach’s East Village Association (EVA) is now accepting nominations for its Board of Directors. The nomination period is open from February 26 through March 26, 2015. All Board of Directors positions are up for election.
The Long Beach Area Coalition for the Homeless will have their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 8:30am at Goodwill Industries, 800 West Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806. Parking is on the street or around the block.
Fitz And The Tantrums, the chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo, are headlining one of the West Coast’s largest New Year’s Eve street celebrations in Downtown Long Beach. Three city blocks will be closed for this exciting street party, which is produced and sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), and will feature three stages and twelve outdoor bars.
Groundwork Fitness is planning another fashion show to entice Long Beach shoppers to stay in the city. The Black December Fashion Show will keep locals shopping local for another weekend. On December 6, 2014 fashionistas will gather at 236 Pine Avenue, an empty storefront which will soon belong to Localism.
After a frantic Black Friday, customers are encouraged to enjoy the artisans and entrepreneurs that call Downtown Long Beach home for Small Business Saturday. A joint venture of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and the East Village shops, the Downtown Long Beach Small Business Saturday celebration on November 29 will feature a Makers Mart, live music, shop discounts, a photo booth, free bike valet and more.
Yesterday, The Brass Lamp signed a lease to occupy 4,000 sq. ft. of the Mark Schneider building on the Promenade. The Brass Lamp is a book bar and lounge; a fusion of a coffee shop, wine bar, and bookstore. It’s a place where customers can read a book, work on a laptop, or have nice conversations with a friend.