To find a restroom downtown, you can wander into hotel lobbies...and Horton Plaza has restrooms located on the top floor of the food court and at all the bars and restaurants.
But the mall’s bathrooms close when the mall does. And you need to be a paying customer to use restrooms provided by downtown businesses...which leaves the only public restrooms downtown, on Third Avenue between C and B streets.
Anyone walking around downtown has seen the multitudes of homeless people. Over 30 people camp at the central library and post office on E Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) every night. If you’re wondering if they all make it down to the Third Avenue restrooms every time nature calls, the answer is no.
The Five Star Parking lot at Ninth and Broadway is adjacent to the Library Lofts on Ninth and E St. The wall of the Library Lofts has become a late-night latrine. Daily, parking attendants cover the ground at the base of the wall with kitty litter to help eliminate the odor. Five Star repaints the wall every month.