At the beginning of April, we moved to a new working studio space in the Marion R. Grey building in downtown Los Angeles. Originally in Unit 306 of this 1920’s building named after men’s shirting and necktie producer, Marion Grey, we quickly outgrew the space (as we did only a few months earlier from our founder, Mike Macadaan’s downtown loft) and now occupy Unit 300.
With twice the space, we’ve expanded our fulfillment team and work area, brought in a sewing machine and leather skiver to execute prototyping in house, set up a photo studio and created a small showroom space. Exciting times ahead for This is Ground (and not just because our building lies on the Puente Hills fault line…).
Our new space gives us a prime, bird’s eye view of Los Angeles Street in the heart of the Los Angeles fashion district and the rapidly revitalizing Downtown scene. We took a short tour of our surroundings to capture some of the iconic signage and check out fun new spots in the neighborhood.