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Recession Obsession: Downtown LA's Grand Central Market

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The Official Recession has been upon us for thirteen official months. It’s still not a reason we can’t enjoy life on the cheap. This is LA -- we’ve got options! We last feasted on Thai Town for just a few bucks, and stopped to smell the daisies for even less.

LAist loves the Grand Central Market. It’s hard not to. Its sights, mix of people, and cuisines borrow successfully from different parts of town as well as other parts of the globe. Multinational vendors sell some of their country’s greatest hits for just a couple dollars. And they've done so in this space, the width of a city block (found between Hill and Broadway,) for about ninety years. That’s why Downtown LA's Grand Central Market is LAist’s latest Recession Obsession.