Broadway revival in the WSJ

Councilman Jose Huizar, downtown advocate Brady Westwater and, especially, the owner of several of the former movie palaces on Broadway are featured in a Wall Street Journal story today that pronounces "for the first time in decades...there is hope that the city's faded theater district can be revived -- as a broader renaissance of downtown Los Angeles takes hold." The story talks about the renovation of the 2,000-seat Orpheum Theatre and the upcoming makeover of the Million Dollar Theater, and in somewhat of a stretch ties progress to the completion of L.A. Live and the Grand Avenue projects, neither of which are all that close to Broadway's best assets. Michael Delijani, who owns the Tower, Los Angeles, State and Palace theaters, says in the piece "The timing is finally right for revitalizing Broadway."

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