In Downtown Los Angeles, the opening of the NoMad Hotel and the conversion of a historic Ville de Paris department store to office space has brought new life to 7th and Olive Streets.  Now, another vintage building at the same intersection is going under knife.


The Los Angeles Athletic Club, completed in 1912, is now in the progress of adding new retail storefronts along both 7th and Olive.  Illustrations of the proposed improvements show that the black exterior that has long lined the ground floor of the 12 story edifice will be reclad in materials similar to those which wrap its upper levels.

The property will offer approximately 11,800 square feet of retail space, according to its listing on LoopNet.

The L.A. Athletic Club's Beaux-Arts home, designed by architect John Parkinson, offers an indoor swimming pool, basketball courts, and a boutique hotel, amongst other facilities.  According to the club's website, it has served as the training ground for numerous Olympians, yielding 97 medals - including 47 gold medals.

The club completed a $10-million renovation of the property in 2018 which refurbished the building's interior and added new amenities.