Civic Center Plaza Reflection
(Photograph by Matt Fukushima)

It’s hard to miss the glistening facade of the new Long Beach City Hall and neighboring Port of Long Beach headquarters, which recently opened their doors to the public for the first time. But it’s not just the architecture that makes the new Long Beach Civic Center unique. For this episode of the Long Beach Business Podcast, we sat down with April Economides, the Business Journal’s interim publisher, to learn more about the fascinating backstory and quirky details – like subtle nautical references in the lobby of the new port headquarters – that make the project special.

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