LA
06/18/2013 01:20 pm ET

Westwood Village Wants To Be Cool Again

For decades, Westwood Village was the heartbeat of Los Angeles nightlife while downtown languished in solitude. Westwood had the movie theaters, fancy restaurants and bustling street traffic, and downtown was known as a quiet and intimidating place to be after dark.

These days, a humbled Westwood finds itself in the unexpected position of turning to a resurgent downtown for ideas.

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