The Trust Building Anticipates New Restaurant Rooftop by Chef Curtis Stone
The Michelin-starred chef is slated to open a rooftop and ground floor restaurant in the newly-restored Art Deco landmark in LA’s Historic Core in April 2022
The Trust Building, a historic architectural landmark owned and managed by Rising Realty Partners in partnership with Lionstone Investments, declares progress on its forthcoming concept and restaurant spaces on the rooftop and ground floor by award-winning chef Curtis Stone.
The internationally-acclaimed Australian chef currently operates the Michelin-starred Maude in Beverly Hills as well as Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant in Hollywood, a collaboration with managing partner Luke Stone. The Stone brothers have selected The Trust Building and its 11,755 square foot rooftop restaurant, bar, and event space plus 3,500 square foot ground floor space to house their newest concept, slated to open in April 2022.
As L.A.’s workforce awaits returning to office life, tenants of The Trust Building will benefit from the new ground floor eatery and rooftop as a coveted culinary and cultural destination. During office hours, the rooftop will be closed to the public and reserved as an open-air lounge exclusively for office occupants. After 5:00 p.m., the space will transition into Stone’s restaurant — complete with cocktail bar and expansive views of Downtown Los Angeles.
Rising Realty Partners, together with hospitality consulting firm Cultivate Hospitality Group, anticipate that the completion of Stone’s restaurant will go far to elevate the appeal of the recovery of Downtown Los Angeles—particularly as offices bounce back after more than a year of hibernation. Stone’s is among a number of hospitality concepts enthusiastically resuming plans to open within the district, thanks to the desirable al fresco rooftop space of The Trust Building.
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“This is a milestone for office culture, Downtown Los Angeles and our city’s rebounding restaurant economy. To see Curtis Stone remain hopeful and excited about this burgeoning area above all others across the city truly validates its future and contributes to its reawakening. We can’t wait to finally welcome companies and their employees back to the office. We shape our buildings, and in turn they shape us,” says Rising Realty Partners Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Rising.
Stone’s forthcoming new food and beverage concept joins the roster of other Trust Building tenants which include KTGY Architecture + Planning, as well as the new headquarters for Rising Realty Partners.
A number of revitalized, previously hibernating buildings reside in the Historic Core of Downtown LA, and The Trust Building breathes new life in the formerly beloved structure, now poised to be realigned to the city’s modern priorities. It is a shining star among the neighborhood’s slew of restorations and developmental upgrades in recent years, including the upmarket Cambria Hotel next door and the new CitizenM hotel one block away. The Trust Building has been celebrated by the Los Angeles Times among a burst of real estate developments expected to bring tourists, residents and office workers back to the neighborhood. A building with full amenities, the project has an Art Deco foundation dating back to 1928 and underwent a multi-million dollar restoration of its 334,000 square feet. As one of the largest structures in the neighborhood, all poised to attract tenants in creative fields including technology and entertainment.
ABOUT THE TRUST BUILDING
Constructed in 1928, the old Title Insurance & Trust Company building is an Art Deco masterpiece (originally designed by prolific Los Angeles architects John and Donald Parkinson). Now labeled The Trust Building, it is getting a second lease on life and has been retrofitted to appeal to modern creatives—while retaining its historic character and architectural details—offering newly enhanced retail spaces, rooftop with city skyline views, as well as expansive creative offices amid across its historic 11 floors. The restoration of The Trust Building is just one of a few currently part of the buzzing revival of downtown’s Historic Core, thanks to a slew of recent acquisitions and investments. Owned and managed by Rising Realty Partners, The Trust Building stands alongside the city’s Art Deco landmarks such as the Eastern Columbia Building, the Wiltern Theatre, and The CalEdison DTLA. Several leading names are involved in the project’s redesign: Gensler is the repositioning architect, while Architectural Resources Group (ARG) is focusing on the restoration of the building exteriors and key character defining features. Additionally, Barbara Bestor of Bestor Architecture—named among Architectural Digest’s “AD100” list—serves as an “Architect in Residence” available to liaise on interior design direction for tenants looking to customize their creative office. The Trust Building is the recipient of the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) 2020 Architectural Award for Preservation.