A Flapper-Era Gem in Downtown L.A. Is Reborn as a Sultry New Restaurant

Sweden’s V DTLA debuts with Italian fare and locally inspired cocktails



Set in the former Brock & Company jewelry store, an old Hollywood mainstay favorited by the likes of Mary Pickford, V DTLA (515 W. Seventh St., L.A.) is the new Los Angeles sister restaurant to Stockholm’s “fast fine” dining destination 1889. The all-day eatery serves up Genovese-style sourdough pizza (think beet and arugula with roasted garlic and Gorgonzola); shareable dishes such as eggplant caponata with pork skins, fennel, honey and lemon oil; and craft cocktails.


Inspired by its 1920s lapidary roots, the two-story space is bedecked with indoor palms, mythology-infused murals by Spanish graffiti artist duo PichiAvo, deep jade-hued subway tiles and tufted seating, and refurbished Brock relics, including an original vault turned intimate seating area that is sure to make you feel like a million bucks.



Feature image: A bird’s-eye view of the restaurant.


This story originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of C Magazine.

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