The intersection of Ninth and Los Angeles streets in the Los Angeles Fashion District will be renamed Stanley Hirsh Square in honor of the late businessman, who was instrumental in creating the L.A. Fashion District Business Improvement District.
Hirsh was a garment manufacturer and building owner, whose portfolio of properties included the Cooper Design Space.
Hirsh, who passed away in 2003, was a longtime manufacturer whose labels included S. Howard Hirsh and who produced such labels asAlex Coleman, Elizabeth Stewart, California Girls, Hirshies, A.C. Sport and Jennie & Lizzie. In the 1970s, he shifted his focus to retail estate. The Cooper Design Space, then known as the Cooper Building, became an outlet mall—the first of its kind—in the heart of the fashion district. He founded the Downtown Property Owners Association(DPOA) and helped create the Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID). Hirsh was also the publisher of the Jewish Journal, a former president of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, chairman of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency and a contributor to many philanthropic organizations.
Los Angeles Councilmember Jose Huizar and members of the Hirsh family will be on hand for a dedication ceremony on May 13 at 9 a.m. A reception will be held after the ceremony in the Cooper Design Space lobby.