In the News
Upscale Belmont Shore Gym Opens on Site of Former Bar Yankee Doodles | Press Telegram 2.23.17
Olympix Fitness Opens This Saturday | LBPost 2.15.17
Former Edison Building in Downtown Long Beach Converted to High-End Apartments | Press Telegram 8.25.16
Exclusive Q&A: JR van Dijs Principal on the Power of Adaptive Reuse | BizNow 6.15.16
Future Plans for Douglas Park | Long Beach Business Journal 2.15.16
Long Beach Heritage Announces Winners of this Year's Coveted Awards | Press Telegram 2.12.16
Long Beach Heritage recognizes Jan van Dijs, Two DTLB Buildings with Preservation Awards | Downtown Long Beach 2.2.16
Upscale Gym Olympix To Open In Long Beach This Summer | Gazettes 2.3.16
Home to Long Beach Ad Agency was Once a Psychic Temple, for Reals. | Press Telegram 9.30.15
A Peek Inside the Re-Birth of Long Beach’s Second-Oldest Commercial Building | Longbeachize 3.30.15
A View from the Top: Inside DTLB’s Edison Lofts | Longbeachize 2.26.15
East Village Tower's Upgraded Look Makes a Royal Splash | OC Register 1.31.14
"Workers have begun spiffing up the structure with a bold new look that rocks its midcentury roots."
Moving a 107-Year-Old Long Beach Landmark
"The Edison, a boutique apartment and mixed-use community, will replace the long-vacant City Hall East after years of failed attempts to sell the property."
IN PICTURES: In Between Past and Future in the Psychic Temple Building
"The Romanesque Revival-style brick building was completed in 1905 by former Baptist preacher W.R. Price, founder of a doctrine he called the New or Practical Psychology. It’s motto was “Health and happiness for all.”
"Designated a historic landmark in 1989, it could not simply be torn down as its neighboring structures were."
"Built in 1905, the Psychic Temple has a colorful history and is a historic landmark. "
"The building was constructed in 1905 by The Holy Kiss Society to be the first “Psychic Temple,” a place for the so-called religious cult to practice “New and Practical Psychology.”
"Originally built in 1930 for The Long Beach Sun, a local newspaper which was later acquired by the Press-Telegram, the Arts Building has seen its use evolve as industries and markets have ebbed and flowed."
"After an elegant renovation, a former 1920s-era furniture store has become the cultural heart of the emerging East Village Arts District. The 8,000-square-foot building, with exposed beams and original wood floors, is the new home of Fingerprints."
"Dining furniture, bright planters and greenery bedeck Lola's Mexican Cuisine's new parklet, the first such space in Long Beach and Southern California."
"This month, Lola's will have the first active "parklet" in Southern California, a pilot program that expands seating and greenery in front of the restaurant."
"The primary project goal is to attract unique businesses, retailers and customers to downtown. It also aims to improve public safety and property values in the neighborhood, and to be an economically-efficient model redevelopment for the City, demonstrating the benefits of adaptive re-use, sustainable building and community driven development."
"A mixture of public seed money, infrastructure improvements, private investment and an innovative approach to redevelopment in the past year has transformed this small corridor on the northern section of the East Village Arts District."
"More to the point, adaptive reuse is greener than any new sustainable building; and with the public clamoring for authenticity and governments handing out tax breaks and plan expediting, it makes significant financial sense, too."