Tuesday, November 01, 2011


HHS Alumni Association/Councilman LaBonge Press Release

(November 5, 2011: Los Angeles) – Councilman Tom LaBonge encourages people to check-out a new French-inspired outdoor market in Hollywood. It’s called “Open Market Place”, and will be held on the first Saturday of every month to generate funds to support various programs at Hollywood High School. Organizers of the market pay rent to the school for use of the grounds and 25% of the proceeds of admission tickets will go directly to school coffers. “I support community partnerships,” said Councilman LaBonge. “And this market’s support of programs at Hollywood High School is a creative approach to helping our schools, which are so financially challenged right now.”

Open Market Place is the brain-child of its founder David Pilcer, who started working in the markets of France selling perfume at the age of 18. Pilcer says he wanted to bring a little flavor of Paris to Los Angeles with this new French-Inspired artist, designer and vintage marketplace. He sees it as a premiere venue for emerging artists, indie designers, vintage collectors and hand-made crafters to set up shop, meet colleagues and get in touch directly with their customers. Add live music and trendy food trucks, and you have a fun and eclectic shopping experience for the whole family.

WHAT: Debut of “French Open Market Place”. Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, November 5th, 2011 – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (then the first Saturday of every month)
WHERE: Hollywood High School, 1521 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, Ca. 90028
WHO: French Consul General for Los Angeles David Martinon, various city officials, 75 vendors, customers and others.

Also contact: David Pilcer, Open Market Place
david.openmarketplace@gmail.com 310-213-6595



Todd D. Leitz
Communications Deputy
Los Angeles City Councilmember TOM LABONGE
213.473.2344 - direct office line
323.706.2396 - mobile Blackberry

Visit Hollywood High School Alumni at: http://www.hhsalum.org/


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