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Thank you for joining us on April 7th, 2022 at our Annual Meeting.

Please flip through our 2021 Annual Report and see all of the great things we were able to accomplish in the Historic Core district!


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The Historic Core BID is seeking an intern!


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During the HCBID Annual Meeting this first quarter, the HCBID will hold elections for Board of Directors seats. Major business owners and property owners within HCBID boundaries are eligible to elected.

We ask that anyone interested in running for a board seat, please contact HCBID Executive Director Blair Besten at [email protected] as soon as possible.

Additional information and updates will be posted on our website as they become available.

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The homeless crisis in downtown LA is getting worse. NBC’s Conan Nolan taks with Blair Besten from the Historic Core Business Improvement District and Patti Berman from the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council. Both women live in downtown and see it first hand. They are trying to address it. (Published Sunday, Jan 17, 2016)

LINK TO VIDEO INTERVIEW with Blair Besten and Patti Berman.

By Donna Evans, LA Downtown News, April 10, 2014

Planning to make a special visit to or even just wander around the Old Bank District or Broadway, and not sure what exactly you want to do?

The Historic Downtown Los Angeles Business Improvement District can help, and it doesn’t require anything more than a sliver of space in your pocket. The BID has just released a pedestrian-oriented mini pamphlet with area highlights.

Executive Director Blair Besten said local artists Ari Simon and Phoebe Unterman developed the pamphlet dubbed “Walk the Historic Core.” Double-sided and detailed with historical tidbits — a century ago Spring and Main were the spine of the “Wall Street of the West” — the maps are meant to be a fun and historical keepsake, Besten said. They also highlight options at intersections including Fourth and Main and Ninth and Broadway.

“Walk the Historic Core” is available at the BID’s security office at 453 S. Spring St., suite 1116, but soon will be distributed in stores and cafes throughout district.