The Citizen Publishing Company Building has been an architectural landmark in Culver City since it opened in 1929. It was commissioned by Eugene Donovan, publisher of The Citizen newspaper, and designed by architect Orville Clark. In 1987 the building entered the National Register of Historic Places in recognition of its iconic facade with a two-story arched entryway combining Beaux Art and Art Deco elements. Inside, the historic ground-floor reception area leads upstairs to the original publisher’s offices. The remainder of the roughly 6,600 square foot building, more industrial in feel, encompasses the original pressroom and bindery.
Citizen Public Market will be a neighborhood gathering place for food and citizenship. Our mission is to celebrate the creativity of Los Angeles-based chefs and entrepreneurs, to become an indispensable local eating destination, and to honor the history and modern sensibilities of the communities of Culver City and the surrounding West Side neighborhoods. Citizen Public Market will curate best-in-category food-and-drink offerings in a market-hall setting in the heart of Culver City. With the virtues of its intimate spaces, central location, and commitment to culinary excellence, Citizen will become a vibrant morning-to-midnight experience for eating, drinking and socializing. Citizen’s future success lies in its iconic popularity as a favored, first-choice destination for Culver City residents, workers, and visitors.
RM/d is a partner and co-developer for this important project in Downtown Culver City.