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Eighth & Grand, from Carmel Partners, Provides Perfect L.A. Location for Foodies


Eighth & Grand, from Carmel Partners, Provides Perfect L.A. Location for Foodies


Carmel Partners developed Eighth & Grand, in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) as the perfect spot for L.A. foodies. Not only is it within ten minutes of Konbi, named Bon Appetit’s 2019 “restaurant of the year,” but it also features downtown Los Angeles’s first Whole Foods right downstairs — for nights when you feel like staying in. This article provides an overview of the vibrant food scene and sustainable lifestyle in the heart of downtown Los Angles.

Eighth & Grand is a premier 700-unit mixed-use complex occupying a three-acre city block at the corner of Eighth Street and Grand Avenue in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Eighth & Grand offers luxury residences purposefully designed by Carmel Partners for the flexible comforts of modern living with best-in-class indoor and outdoor amenities and high-end retail partners below to enhance the resident experience.

Where a diverse base of young professionals live, work, and play, residents have exclusive access to 24-hour concierge services and world-class amenities that cater to and complement a variety of urban lifestyles. It is widely known as the most coveted address in downtown Los Angeles.

Less than ten years old, Carmel Partners created the expansive social spaces that serve as extensions of the home and cultivate a uniquely connected urban community.

Located at 770 S. Grand Avenue, Eighth & Grand is on the Financial District and South Park District border in the center of DTL, Carmel Partners developed this community at a location with unparalleled access to DTLA’s employment, nightlife, and dining.

A Sustainable Lifestyle

We all have a responsibility as stewards of this planet we share. Everyone can do something to care for the earth and use its resources for good, and Eighth & Grand enables residents to do their part to care for our environment. The community is within walking distance of the expanding Metro system and provides convenient and responsible access to employment, attractions, and universities from Santa Monica to Hollywood and beyond.

The Metro’s 7th Street hub is one block away and provides access to the Red (DTLA to Mid-Wilshire and North Hollywood), Purple (DTLA to Koreatown), Blue (DTLA to Long Beach), and Expo (DTLA to Culver City and Santa Monica) lines. Lastly, the site is a five minute drive to Union Station, which, in addition to current service, is slated to be a major stop on the future California High-Speed Rail project connecting Northern and Southern California via the San Joaquin Valley.

When residents need to drive, Carmel Partners developed Eighth & Grand centered among the four most traveled freeways in Southern California and is the most accessible region in Los Angeles County. Access to both the 10 and 110 freeways is less than half a mile from Eighth & Grand, providing access throughout the City and beyond.

Why Eighth & Grand Is the Perfect Spot for L.A. Foodies

If, in addition to your love for trying new tastes, smells, and eating experiences, you find the history, production, science, and food industry fascinating, you’re a foodie. DTLA and the area around Eighth & Grand will provide endless opportunities for you to learn, experience, and embrace that part of who you are.

Hundreds of dining, retail, and entertainment venues are a short five minute walk away, including the Crypto.com Arena (formerly Staples Center), L.A. Live, Microsoft Theatre, and the historic Orpheum Theater. Nearby hotspots, including Ace Hotel and The BLOC, are nearby.

Eighth & Grand is only one block from 7th Street’s Restaurant Row. According to Gary Christian’s, aka Urbanwalker, DTLA Post-Pandemic Report: Restaurant Row on 7th Street is Coming Back Stronger Than Ever, L.A. foodies can rest assured that DTLA’s Restaurant Row is still the place to go. 

Here is a peek at some of the dozens of food attractions within walking distance of the Eighth & Grand apartments.

Steps from Eighth & Grand, inside the Beaux-Arts style Brockman Building at the corner of 7th and Grand, you will find Bottega Louie, a restaurant, gourmet market, patisserie, and café with full bar service is available. With an Italian-focused menu, the beloved Bottega Louie is one of the country’s highest-grossing restaurants. Critics often credited it as one of the early DTLA culinary scene pioneers.

Starting as a humble sushi joint in The Valley, Sugarfish now has eleven locations in California and four in New York. A block north of Eighth & Grand, Sugarfish serves quality sushi based on the unique omakase-style service, and Chef Nozawa has over 50 years of experience, having trained with master chefs in Tokyo.

Next door to Sugarfish, you can find the Le Grand Restaurant. The Le Grand approach is far less about a specific suite of recipes and more about a signature approach to otherwise everyday dishes. It is where Coastal California-inspired cuisine and community engage in a dance of sights, sounds, and, of course, mouth-watering goodness. Supreme cuts of meat, fresh seafood, locally sourced seasonal produce along with grains and nuts are kitchen staff staples.

There are many reasons to live at Eighth & Grand.  If you enjoy food, DTLA offers unparalleled access to what can only be described as foodie heaven.

About Carmel Partners

Carmel Partners is one of the leading specialists in real estate investment management with a focus on U.S. multifamily acquisition and renovation, and development and construction. The company also specializes in debt and lending opportunities. Carmel Partners, LLC was founded in 1996 and has offices across the country, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine, New York City, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Denver. For more information, please visit http://www.carmelpartners.com/.