vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Celebrate a centennial going to (Grand Central) Market

I'm not certain when this oceanside pic of Jane Alice Peters (the future Carole Lombard) was taken with older brothers Stuart and Frederic, but not long after Jane turned nine in October 1917, mother Elizabeth Peters found a new place in downtown Los Angeles to treat her kids.

And today, that place turns 100.

Grand Central Market, between Broadway and Hill Street, has been popular with generations of Angelenos, and with good reason. Not far from many stage and movie theaters as well as department stores and shopping, Grand Central wonderfully complements any downtown trip.

It will celebrate this milestone all day.

Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. when Mayor Eric Garcetti slices a 100-layer birthday cake, with free slices for all. There will be a "100th birthday bash" from 6 to 10 p.m., with vendors serving up centennial specials and music from the past 100 years.

And if you need additional incentive, the nearby Angels Flight funicular, which reopened nearly two months ago, will offer free rides -- all day for children 12 and under, from 6 to 10 p.m. for adults who check in the market (they'll get a special token).

Find out more about this celebration by visiting http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/events/1053/grand-central-market-turns-100

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