Downtown Art District Gentrification is On the Move and Differs From Other Northeast Areas

People lined up for icecream in the Art District

People lined up for ice cream in the Art District

I was downtown today on Saturday at 2pm in the Art District. I notice many young millennials out on the street walking around, browsing in several new or pop up retail store, or sitting at outdoor cafes. It was a different vibe than even several years ago.

Art District Patron Sitting outdoors in restaurant.

Art District Patron Sitting outdoors in restaurant.

There was a distinct difference between these young millennials and those that are moving into Silver Lake, Echo Park, Virgil Village, and Highland.. The latter Northeasters are hipster, rockers, Gothic, or grunge. Those in the Art District were very fashionista.

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