Downtown Los Angeles has been undergoing a much needed revitalization and it is always exciting to learn about a new business opening. I know the general area because my dad worked out of Downtown LA - there are a bunch of different districts: art district, flower district, jewelry district, fashion district and the most popular but not a "district" at all is the LA Live area. This is home to the Staples Center and Nokia Theatre! Los Angeles is extra busy with business and tourists so opening a warehouse store in the bustle of it all is smart. We went to check out the grand opening of the Smart & Final Extra! store on Figueroa (between 8th & 9th streets) on Thursday and was seriously oohing and ahhing at how close it was from LA Live.
Going to a game at Staples Center but spent too much on tickets and parking? Walk a couple blocks and pick up some grab & go sandwiches, salads or even sushi! Grab yourself a drink from Downtown Grind inside the new Smart & Final Extra! store - it features Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf! There is even an outdoor patio with FREE wifi! But let me tell you what impressed me the most and if you are from a big city I know you'll agree --- FREE 90 MINUTE PARKING!
Not only is parking FREE for 90 minutes but the parking garage is well-lit, secure and you don't have to fight/wait for a space!
I had no idea Smart & Final was born in Los Angeles in 1871! Knowing history of businesses is important to me - I love to spend my money at companies financially vested locally!
Colorful veggies always signals me that a grocery store is good! Variety is another sign of a good grocery store!
Meat. I love you. Rib Eye Steaks are dreamy. This would be perfect for people who work in the city to grab a steak on the way home from work! (Remember - FREE parking!)
My second favorite - flap meat aka skirt steak aka CARNE ASADA! That's right people, get it and grill it!
Didn't get a chance to text your love when you were busy all day at work? Bring her home flowers!
Grab and go sushi is a big deal to me. If I worked in the city, I would eat this everyday. I kid you not.
Maybe you fancy soup, salad or sandwiches? Smart & Final has you covered!
And you cannot forget an ice cold bottle of Mexican Coke! What's the secret? REAL SUGAR!
Downtown Grind featuring The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is right inside!
Check out the Downtown Grind outdoor patio with FREE wifi!
Smart & Final Extra! is officially open!
845 S. Figueroa St., #100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Open 7 days a week from 6am - 10pm
Labels: California, Grand Opening, Los Angeles, Smart & Final, Smart & Final Extra!, Warehouse Store