NEWS: In July 2016, Chapman Plaza was acquired by ArcWest Partners.
Chapman Plaza is a historic retail center occupying about 50,000 square feet of space on West Sixth Street by Alexandria Avenue in the heart of what is now Koreatown LA.
Spanish Baroque / Revival in architectural style, Chapman Market opened in 1929.
Often referred to as the world’s first drive-through grocery store or drive-in market, it served the wealthy families of Fremont Place, Windsor Square, and Hancock Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles who drove to get their groceries. An entire central courtyard was set aside for automobile parking.
Chapman Plaza is now home to several Korean-run establishments such as a bar, restaurants (Baekjeong, Quarters), a cafe, a florist, and a hair salon catering to Korean-speaking customers.
The Plaza was extensively renovated in 1990 by The Ratkovich Company and architect Brenda Levin.
Due to COVID-19 / novel coronavirus concerns, the mayor of Los Angeles has BANNED / PROHIBITED the following effective March 16 to the end of the month:
⬤ IN-RESTAURANT DINING (takeout and delivery still ok)
⬤ BARS, MOVIE THEATERS, GYMS, FITNESS STUDIOS -- CLOSED
⬤ Public Gatherings
Please cooperate and remain at home. Maintain a distance of six feet away from other people in public.
Do not approach old people at home without first washing your hands and without a change of clothes after coming in from outdoors. Do not touch the elderly or senior members of the community when encountering them outside unless it's an emergency.
Wash your hands immediately after coming home after outdoors. Wash your hands before eating and before exiting the bathroom.
Upon arrival at home, immediately change out of your outdoors clothes. Leave your shoes by the door.
Upon arrival at home, immediately wash your face, hands and forearms. Take a shower, if possible.
Disinfect all surfaces including plastic handles, computer mice, and keyboards.