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Wilshire Walkabout with Franklin Avenue ~ Downtown to the Bay ~ Saturday 8A.M.

3:24 PM PST on November 14, 2006

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The lean mean trio of Franklin Avenue are doing something truly epic this Saturday and some of the TACO mob might come along for the 16-mile walkabout along Los Angeles' most historic stretch, Wilshire Blvd. The walk, which will take a look at the details and history of this famed street, is inspired by the book Wilshire Blvd: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles, which we keep meaning to read.
As Mike at Franklin Avenue puts it:

"Earlier this year, I marked my ten-year anniversary in Los Angeles. For that entire decade, I've worked on Wilshire Boulevard -- first at 6500 Wilshire, and for the past seven years at 5700 Wilshire. In other words, I've spent more time on the "Grand Concourse of Los Angeles" than any other place in L.A. So it's time to get to know the street even better. Up close and personal. And I want you to come along. I'm going to walk the entire length of Wilshire Boulevard, from downtown to Santa Monica. All 16 miles. With plenty of stops along the way to gawk at buildings, eat some food and take it all in. I'm hoping to get as many people as possible to join in on the fun, to make it an urban safari -- and perhaps gain a new perspective on our city in the process...Meet us by 8 a.m. at One Wilshire (the corner of Wilshrie and Grand, where the street begins). Breakfast for early-risers takes place at 7, in the downtown Standard coffee shop,"

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