Restaurant, Event Venue and Market

Public School 213

The new Public School restaurant, 612 S. Flower, is a soon-to-open gastro pub restaurant located in the Pegasus Lofts building. It replaces the Daily Grill, under the same restaurant ownership. The CUP was approved as a Plan Approval with increased seating and revised Conditions, which better reflect the new restaurant motif.


The Jia Chinatown Project is a completed 280 unit rental, mixed use project. Located at 639 N. Broadway, at the famed dragon arches, it is an important gateway project to a transitioning Chinatown. KBA obtained the original Master CUP, which encapsulates the full 13,803 square foot space; which spanned 4 restaurants and one off-site beer and wine venue with a tasting room. Entertainment rights were also obtained to public dancing, piano, a string musical quartet, karaoke and use of a DJ.  

Gourmet Wine and Spirits

Gourmet Spirit Wine & Spirits, 300 S. Grand, is a 33 year old downtown Los Angeles institution. Named repeatedly as one of the best gourmet wine shops in Los Angeles, they needed a CUP when they moved to their new Bunker Hill location. KBA represented the 1,425 square foot retail store and tasting room in gaining CUP approvals, as requested.  

Palace Theatre

One of the oldest of the 12 surviving historic theaters located in the Broadway Theatre and Commercial District, the early Renaissance-style Palace Theatre opened in 1911 as a vaudeville and movie theater. Loosely styled after a Florentine Early Renaissance palazzo, the Palace opened in 1911.   It hosted many major stars early in its history, including Harry Houdini, Will Rogers, Fred Astaire, and a young Rita Hayworth. The greatest singers, dancers, comedians, acrobats, and animal acts in vaudeville performed here until 1926.

Los Angeles Theatre

The Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway, is considered the Grand Dame of the Broadway’s Historic Theater District’s  historic theaters . The most lavish and last built of Broadway’s great movie palaces, the Los Angeles was designed in 1931 in the French Baroque architectural style. In addition to its architecturally stunning decor, the Los Angeles originally boasted a number of unusual amenities.

620 East First Street

620 E. 1st is a planned commercial reuse conversion of a former marijuana clinic to a neighborhood restaurant. Located in the Arts District, it has no on-site parking, but is served by nearby mass transit. KBA represented the tenant and the owner in re-conceptualizing the space into a restaurant with a garden patio and mature landscaping. They worked with the City and MTA for access to off-site parking.

Las Perlas

Las Perlas was originally part of a Master CUP requested that was denied by the Zoning Administrator (ZA). As a partner at the development firm re-developing the building sprang into action, Kate sprang into action. Kate oversaw the appeal application filing and presided over the appeal hearing. She refuted the ZA’s position that the project was located in a ‘sobriety zone” based on its proximity to Skid Row.