KCET’s Social Focus section takes a look at an oddity in Downtown LA’s street grid: Broadway Place, a diagonal street that connected Olympic/Broadway with Main Street. Broadway once had its southern end at what was then known as Tenth Street, but business owners clamored for a direct connection to Main Street in order to enhance connections to southern Los Angeles, a connection that was ultimately provided by Broadway Place. However, a southward extension of Broadway proper made the connection redundant. Los Angeles eventually vacated the street, thus removing it from the street grid, during the last decade. The former street is now part of a parking lot.