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A Huge New Downtown Dining Development Adds Some Very Big Names

Halo at the Wells Fargo Center is pulling in well-known culinary talent next year

Renderings for a big new atrium food hall in Downtown Los Angeles.
Halo in Downtown
Brookfield Properties
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Downtown’s redeveloped Wells Fargo Center is hiding a big new culinary surprise. The atrium area up front has been completely overhauled by Brookfield Properties to now support Halo, a fast casual collection of big-name restaurants spread across an indoor-outdoor dining complex.

Think of Halo as a next generation food hall, with a cluster of restaurants from local names and national players alike. There’s a variety of communal seating options, an indoor-outdoor bar, and dine-in spaces for the individual restaurants operating under the glassed-in atrium. So who all is coming to play?

First up is Danny Boy’s Famous Original Pizzeria from NYC’s Meatball Shop co-founder Daniel Holzman. Expect New York-style slices, sandwiches, and more. There’s also Green Thing from local Darren Sayphraraj, who previously operated We Have Noodles in Silver Lake.

Danny Trejo’s restaurant group is on site to operate both a Trejo’s Tacos and a Coffee & Donuts, followed by a new location of East Coast burger champion Shake Shack. More restaurants are said to be coming down the line, as well.

A rendering for an atrium-level food hall in Los Angeles.
What the inside should look like
Brookfield Properties

The new Halo should add some fast casual dining to the scene along Hope and Grand Avenue, which plays to thousands of workers and tourists daily. The Music Center, Grand Park, and the Broad are just steps away, and the Wells Fargo Center itself is home to hundreds of office types. Of course, the area is already rife with restaurant competition, including everything from Otium and Grand Central Market nearby to other market and food hall concepts further afield like the big one coming down the line near Santee Alley. Expect Halo to open in early 2020.

Halo. 330 S. Hope St., Downtown.

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