Miracle Mile Residential Association Newsletter • June 2016

Miracle Mile
Residential Association

Newsletter • June 2016 • Los Angeles, California                                                                                                    

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Full Closures of Wilshire on Weekends Begin This Friday



After years of preparation, the street decking of Wilshire Boulevard to allow for the tunneling of the Purple Line subway extension and the construction of the underground Wilshire/La Brea subway station will commence this Friday, June 10, 2016.
Beginning this weekend sections of Wilshire Boulevard at La Brea Avenue will be closed over a span of 22 weekends, excluding the holiday weekends of July 4 and Labor Day. The weekend closures will be conducted from Friday at 8 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m.
The decking work and accompanying closures will be done in three phases:

Installation of the piles along the north and south sides of Wilshire between Detroit and Orange have been underway since late 2015. The underground piles form the support structure for the excavation of the subway station at Wilshire and La Brea. The decking process entails excavating the street and replacing it with temporary concrete deck panels. The deck panels will serve as the temporary roadway that allows traffic to flow while underground work and tunneling continues.
The piling/decking procedure will be repeated at Wilshire and Fairfax to allow for the construction of the underground subway station at that location.

The MMRA has been working closely with Metro, Skanska-Traylor-Shea (the subway contractor), and Councilman Ryu's office to mitigate the impacts from this decking of Wilshire to the fullest extent possible given the scope of this project. If you encounter traffic control, noise, or other construction related problems from these weekend closures contact:

Metro Purple Line Extension
Construction Relations

24-hour telephone: 213-922-6934

Mindy Lake (west segment; Hauser Blvd. to La Cienega Blvd.):

Michael Cortez (east segment; Hauser Blvd. to Western Ave.):

For additional information:

Metro 20 and 720 Bus Detours for Purple Line Station Construction

YouTube: Purple Line Extension – Pile Installation and Street Decking Animation

Purple Line Subway Extension Construction Notices
 KPCC: Metro Subway Construciton to Cause Weekend Closures Along Wilshire


Support Our Local Merchants, Businesses, and Restaurants



Support Our Local Merchants,
Businesses and Restaurants

Help Miracle Mile Businesses Survive the Wilshire Closures

Metro is doing extensive outreach to make everyone in Los Angeles aware of the weekend closures at Wilshire and La Brea to reduce traffic congestion in the area. Mass mailings and public service spots on radio are doing an effective job of getting the word out. But one unavoidable consequence of this campaign is that it will scare away some weekend customers of small businesses and restaurants in the Miracle Mile. It is critical that nearby residents make a special effort to patronize our local shops, businesses, and eateries to help them cope with the financial impact of subway construction.
The Miracle Mile features an array of small businesses that provide a variety of services and benefits to the community. Metro has created a special “Eat Shop Play” program to help our local businesses weather the disruptions of subway construction. The MMRA and the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce are committed to protecting and promoting these enterprises. Recently, small business owners organized the Miracle Mile Small Business Stroll, which takes places on the first Saturday of every month. So, please, do your part and help preserve small businesses in the Miracle Mile.
In past issues of the MMRA newsletter we have spotlighted a few of these businesses:


Milk Jar Cookies

Miracle Mile Toys & Games

Urban Florist

Black Dog Coffee

Candela Taco Bar


A Hero in More Ways than One: Muhammad Ali 1942-2016

A Hero in More Ways than One:

Muhammad Ali 1942-2016

Photo by Boris Yaro/Los Angeles Times

As a resident of Windsor Square in the 1980s, Muhammad Ali was more than just a neighbor of the Miracle Mile. He was our hero, too – as you can read from this account published in the Los Angeles Times on January 19, 1981:

Here's a YouTube video of a broadcast of the CBS Evening News from January 20, 1981 with Walter Cronkite giving an account of Muhammad Ali's rescue:

Click on image to view video.


Miracle Mile Real Estate • May 2016 Sales


Miracle Mile Real Estate
• May 2016 Sales •


1042 S. Stanley Ave.
duplex: 2 - 2 bdrm; 2 bath units
2,670 sq. ft
lot: 5,500 sq. ft.
listed price: $999,950
sale price: $
sale date: 5/17/2016

938 S. Sierra Bonita Ave.
3 bdrm; 3 bath
2,391 sq. ft.
lot: 9,103 sq. ft.
listed price: $1,495,000
sale price: $1,500,000
sale date: 5/31/2016 



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History Quiz

In the 1970s into the 1980s Adray's was the "Best Buy" of the Miracle Mile. It was the place to go for a good deal on a television or dryer. What business now occupies this location?

Miracle Mile Farmers' Market
Every Wednesday 11 AM ~ 3 PM

Wilshire Courtyard

Miracle Mile
Residential Association

James O’Sullivan, President

Alice S. Cassidy, Vice President

Joseph Steins, Treasurer

Ken Hixon, Vice President
Director of Communications

Mark Zecca, Chairperson
Miracle Mile HPOZ Committe

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