The Parish is situated in a skinny sliver of land bounded by Main and Spring streets. The space was the former home of Angelique Cafe, but has since been completely redone by Venice-based firm Bishop Pass (Gjelina, M Street Kitchen, Abigaile). It’s split into two levels: a bright, casual cafe on the ground floor highlighted by the open kitchen, and the dark, clubby, masculine main dining room up top.
The Parish, 840 Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90015. 213-225.2400
The Downtown L.A. task force, spearheaded by Councilman Huizar and other city departments, includes Council District 14, the Los Angeles Police Department, General Services Department, the City Attorney’s office and Department of Recreation and Parks. Since the task force’s inception, the LAPD has made two arrests and increased patrols at the park as promised.
“Pershing Square Park belongs to everyone – it should be inviting and welcoming to all,” Councilman Huizar said in a release. “The park needs to be secure and clean and we need to ensure that all its visitors are safe, as well as following park rules and regulations and respecting the rights of others.”
Aside from increasing LAPD and GSD patrols at the park, the task force has also implemented a Public Safety Plan, which has installed 13 solar trash compactors throughout the park, provided police presence during the farmers’ market and scheduled regular cleanups of the park grounds.
On September 12, river advocates and the public will get a first glimpse of the future for the $400 million replacement of downtown’s ailing Sixth Street Bridge. The designs will be presented in public forums on September 12, 13, 17 and 18. Visit the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project‘s website for updates and more information.