L.A.’s Koreatown

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  1. pollo says:

    Koreans have the huge Korea Town in Los Angeles.
    LA Korea Town is 25 times bigger than LA China Town.

    Korean businessmen own about 80 high-rise buildings in southern California, some of which are the landmark buildings in California.

    Korean are the biggest commercial building landlords in s. California. They also owns about 20 golf courses in s. California.

    They occupy 65% garments and fashion industry in LA, which is influencing the whole U.S. Korean-owned world-renowned fashionbrand “Forever 21” starts from LA Korea Town. Forever 21 now has about 450 branches in the US and the world.

    • Betchay says:

      Hi Pollo! Thanks for the info. I didn’t know that, but when we were there my son was so proud of what he was seeing. I believe the Nara Bank Building, where the Philippine Consulate is also owned by Koreans. “Nara” means country in Korean. Beside it is Saehan Bank Building.

  2. pollo says:

    The Philippine Consulate is located in mid-Wilshire Blvd., which is the second busiest street in terms of car traffics in the U.S.
    More than 95% of all the buildings in the mid Wilshire Blvd are owned by Koreans. Now mid-Wilshire Blvd is becoming the center of huge LA Korea Town, the boundary of which you can not figure out without guidance of somebody familiar with LA Korea Town because it is huge and sprawling into every directions.

  3. pollo says:

    The first busiest street in terms of car traffics is the mid-Manhattan street in New York. Surprisingly enough, New York’s Korea Town is located in the mid-Manhattan street. So the first and second busiest streets in the U.S. are occupied by 2 Korea Towns.

  4. Web Henyo says:

    daming info ni pollo.
    parang ung china town s pinas. hehe.

    mejjo mahal nga yung kimbap.dito sa pinas e less than P200 (cguro) yang ganyan kdami.

    • Betchay says:

      Sabi nga nila, ang mga Korean sa US marami sa kanila ay businessmen. Mura lang ang kimbap sa Korea, 1,500 won pinakamura nakita ko. Mga 60 pesos.

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