Revitalizing Hollywood--especially the area around Hollywood & Vine--was covered in a Business/RE story in the Los Angeles Times May 6. What's really great about the on-line version of the story is a video showing bits of the newly worked Kress Building, formerly Frederick's of Hollywood. (It was the Kress dime store before that.)
The Kress is actually 5 blocks from Vine, at Holllywood and Whitley. In the video--and in one beautiful photo (top right) out of a collection of construction shots--the focus is on the $12.5 million renovation of the 1934 building. Owner Michael Viscuso tore out plywood and lowered ceilings to uncover painted Art Deco ceilings and marble.
- Eater LA blog: a Feb-08 preview of the building, discussing the soon-to-open restaurant with great pictures.
- BizBash blog: a late-March preview, with more photos
- Executive Chef Troy Thompson's website (same lush photos) featuring The Kress
- Visco Entertainment's site