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URBAN RADISH has been hailed as the burgeoning neighborhood’
“After nearly a year of construction, we are thrilled that our Grand Opening Day is one week away,” said Carolyn Paxton, Founder, URBAN RADISH. “Our market aligns with the lifestyle of its Arts District residents, appreciative of handcrafted, locally sourced products. Since our soft launch in July, we have had an overwhelmingly positive response from the community and as a resident of the Arts District, I have seen this area develop into one of the hottest areas for anyone who enjoys exploring new food and drink.”
The architecture of URBAN RADISH, designed by integrated development and marketing firm, Creative Space, maintained the integrity of the original warehouse space, but added sustainable design features and elements that encourage social interaction. The market was re-purposed from an 8,000-square-
The employees of URBAN RADISH are another unique element of the store. URBAN RADISH partnered with Homeboy Industries, a non-profit organization that assists high risk, formerly gang-involved men and women with a continuum of services and programs including job training, to staff many positions in the store. Positions ranged from Stock Clerk to Assistant Cheesemonger. Many staff members came from Homegirl Café and Homeboy Bakery where workers received intensive training in both restaurant services and the culinary arts.
The Grand Opening event kicks off with free breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by the dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. The rest of the day will feature free tastings, raffles, samples and tours of the market.
Creative Space is fundamentally transforming the industry by rethinking the entire framework of the real estate process
URBAN RADISH is a farm fresh community market rooted in tradition offering seasonal fresh produce, high quality meats and seafood, dairy and other daily necessities. The market is being designed around the unique lifestyle of city dwellers whose shopping preferences have shifted from shopping major grocery chains to wanting a more personal experience, farmer’s market freshness, and a high quality-to-value priced offering. To learn more about URBAN RADISH, visit www.urban-radish.com
661 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Located between 7th and Jesse Streets
(look for the giant chipmunk!)
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