Chill at Hollywood Pop! Beginning This Friday

Visit Hollywood Pop! at the corner of Selma and Ivar from May 20 through 2016.

Visit Hollywood Pop! at the corner of Selma and Ivar from May 20 through 2016.

When you live in the heart of Hollywood, it can feel like such a trek to Griffith Park or Pan Pacific Park if you’re simply longing for a cool little spot to read or share a sandwich with a friend. Luckily the Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District has you covered. This Friday, May 20, a pop-up park dubbed Hollywood Pop! opens at the corner of Selma Avenue and Ivar Avenue.

Situated on private property that was previously a vacant lot, the new public space is just a quick walk from the Hollywood/Vine Metro station, the Pantages, Fonda and Palladium, as well as Amoeba Records and ArcLight Cinemas. It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends for a picnic before a show, catch up on some reading during lunch or sip a cup of coffee with a blind date.

Hollywood Pop! features colorful cartoon-like seating, tables, shade, landscaping and wayfinding signage designed by LA-Más. All community members are invited to the opening event on Friday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., which includes interactive stations where you can weigh in on the space as you test out different amenities. Light refreshments are going to be provided by sweetgreen.

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Yuri Shimoda is a Senior Staff Editor and Reporter for, covering entertainment, culture and lifestyle.

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