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October 25, 2005

Lofty Ambitions

News from Doc. He's engaged in revitalizing Downtown LA:

Lofty Ambitions is an ongoing campaign I'm engaging to increase the quality of life of those of us who choose to make downtown LA home.

As you know LA is in the midst of a huge residential transformation in which HUWs (Hip urban whites) are moving back into the city center en mass. Currently 500,000 people work downtown, but only 50,000 live here full time.

Downtown is the New inner city and it's success will serve as a model for how best to create an economically heterogeneous community w/in city's core.

The first of my Lofty Ambitions is to bring a Trader Joe's downtown. Currently there are no grocery or speciality gormet food stores downtowm. A Bristol Farms, Wholefoods market...etc would all do well here.

November 1-15 i'll initiate a petition to bring Trader Joe's into town. I will leave sign up forms in the lobbies of a few residences.

I spoke with the company and now the people have a chance to register their interest...stay tuned

Sounds delicious.

Posted by mbowen at October 25, 2005 01:41 PM

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10 25 05

Trader Joe's heck yeah baby! You can't beat their products; fresh and organics, hypoallergenics. And priced well, good idea. And maybe people who ordinarily don't shop there can be exposed to a new diet and foods that aren't coated with toxic waste for ingestion. Good deal Cobb!

Posted by: Mahndisa at October 25, 2005 02:29 PM

agreed. And a dang good excuse to get off the freeway on my way home.

Posted by: Caltechgirl [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 25, 2005 02:31 PM

Real convenient for me too! I'll sign.

Posted by: Juliette [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 26, 2005 10:29 PM