Originally used for storage and distribution for Budweiser and other major beer labels since its construction in the 1960s, several of the buildings at Ace+Mission were recently transformed into state-of-the-art studios and offices for film and digital media production. Located on the historic Mission Beverage Company property in the industrial flats of Boyle Heights, across the river from DTLA and the Arts District, the facilities are spread over six buildings and almost two hundred thousand square feet. The adapted structures rest on over eighteen acres of land and are part of a massive group of properties totaling over 500,000 square feet.
The sale of Mission Beverage Company in 2018 created an opportunity for the ownership, TOPA Property Group, to reconsider the property’s future moving forward. Creative Space was engaged by TOPA, with whom we’ve worked with for a long time, to serve as broker and development partner to develop a strategic business plan and lead its execution with the idea of converting the buildings to soundstage and production offices, with space for shoots, production support offices, costume departments, hair and makeup departments, mill and commissary. Since we came on board in January 2020, we have acquired additional ancillary properties to control bridge to bridge between 4th and 6th streets; fully shifted the interiors of six warehouse structures from empty storage space into fully equipped production areas; a major operator has taken over; and shooting started in November 2020. We are continuing our collaboration with TOPA as we assess site programs and determine next steps, all while the 6th Street Bridge, which will connect the Studios with all that vibrant DTLA has to offer, is under construction.