Prominent strip mall on Olympic Boulevard with a strong Korean theme in its architecture. Tenants include Korean restaurants Gamjagol, Normandy Pharmacy, Western Union, Computer Land, Number One Massage, Triple Alterations, Jang Ga Ne, and Black & White. A Koreatown sign and the sign for Sammy Lee Square is located right by it.
Thalmasah = Dalmasa = Dharma Temple Located in the southwest area of Koreatown, “Tahl Ma Sa” is a modest Buddhist shrine with a main hall for prayer, a small bell pavilion, and small Buddha statues. *This is a quiet, private Buddhist meeting place for traditional Koreans. Please do not disturb the elders unnecessarily.
The mini-mall on the northeast corner of 4th & Western. Restaurant and hospital on second floor.
Koreatown’s French Chateau, the 1937 castle restored in 2007. Now 10 condos, ranging from $495,000 to $795,000 for 866 to 2,002 square feet. The building is a designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and under contract for Mills Act, providing property tax relief. Architect: Arlos Sedgley
Olympic Boulevard Gateway @ Normandie Avenue Cost: $2.8 million Expected completion date: June 2015 Madang Open Space / Olympic Gateway @ Normandie Avenue
The Olympic Gateway will be installed as an arch at Olympic Boulevard and Normandie Avenue, next to the Korean pavilion Da Wool Jung (다울정). Cost: $1.2 million Expected completion date: June 2015 A project in tandem with Madang Open Space.
On the southeast corner of Wilshire & Serrano, two blocks east of Western Avenue. Aroma Center is 336,000 square feet of fitness, spa, shopping and dining. Building has LA’s largest video screen at 800 square feet (33′ by 24′). Telephone numbers: (213) 387-0212; (213) 387-0111 Fax: (213) 387-0730
The Equitable Life Building is the tallest skyscraper in Koreatown LA. It is 454 feet (138 meters) high and has 34 floors. It is tied with the Los Angeles City Hall for the 26th tallest building in Los Angeles. Welton Becket & Associates designed the building, and it was completed in 1969. Today it houses office buildings on the upper floors and retail on the ground floor, including Tomatillo. Rental Rate: $1.95 /SF/Month Lease Term: 36 Months Jamison Services
Formally designated in 2012, El Corredor Salvadoreño Comunitario is located just south of Koreatown proper, on Vermont Avenue between 11th Street to Adams Boulevard.