In 2019, we began working with Zach Lasry and his family on the acquisition and programming of a series of buildings located within Melrose Hill along Melrose and Western Avenues. Situated at the crossroads of some of LA’s most storied and diverse neighborhoods: Larchmont / Hancock Park (to the west), Hollywood Studio District (to the north), East Hollywood / Silver Lake (to the east), and Koreatown (to the south). Western & Melrose is a collection of former prop houses and commercial retail buildings dating back to the 1920s.
From the onset, the vision and intent has been to create conditions that enable the organic evolution of the neighborhood into a cultural district. As consultant, broker and developer, we are working closely with the Lasry’s to see this shared vision fully realized. Though still on-going, the result of our efforts thus far is impressive and exciting.
Since our partnership started, we’ve brought blue-chip gallery David Zwirner* (opening 2023), furniture gallery / showroom Pop Up Home (opening 2023), critically acclaimed restaurants Ggiata Delicatessen and Kuya Lord (both now open), and a still-growing community of more than twenty users in art, media, fashion, fitness, nightlife, and food & beverage.
(*) Creative Space is developer of the 28,000 SF, four-building outpost for David Zwirner—their first on the West Coast.