116 Downtown L.A. Businesses Shuttered by the Pandemic, Many Permanently

A map shows the dramatic effect the pandemic has had on commerce in DTLA
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Twenty years and $34 billion dollars into its extreme makeover, downtown Los Angeles was upscaling fast. The changes brought back luxuries not seen in the area for generations. But a former check-cashing joint on Main Street that had morphed into a fancy French bakery suddenly joined hundreds of other neighborhood businesses that closed in 2020. Here’s a snapshot of the retail devastation one year into COVID-19.

(From reports by staff, landlords, neighbors, and a windshield survey. Some businesses may eventually reopen.)

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RESTAURANTS & BARS

1. Bäco Mercat, 2. Blue Cow Kitchen, 3. Blue Whale jazz club, 4. Bon Temps, 5. Broken Spanish, 6. Bunker Hill Bar & Grill, 7. Casey’s Irish Pub, 8. Clayton’s Public House, 9. Coronados Mexican Restaurant, 10. Ebisu Japanese Izakaya, 11. Fable a Kitchen Story, 12. Giulia, 13. Gulp, 14. Hill Grill, 15. Hock + Hoof, 16. The Hon Shabu Shabu, 17. House of Machines bar, 18. HRB Experience sushi, 19. Indus by Saffron, 20. Industriel, 21. Izakaya Honda-Ya, 22. Kismet Falafel, 23. Krab Queenz, 24. La Cita, 25. Little Easy, 26. Mitaki, 27. Mon Petit Poulet, 28. Oreno Yakiniku Japanese Bar-B-Cue, 29. Patina, 30. Pestolini, 31. Preux & Proper, 32. Red Herring, 33. Rosa Mexicano, 34. Sajj Mediterranean, 35. Smeraldi’s Restaurant, 36. Spread Mediterranean, 37. Spring, 38. Terroni, 39. The Urban Oven

FAST FOOD & CASUAL DINING

1. 10Below Ice Cream, 2. 85 Degrees bakery/café, 3. Bad Son Tacos, 4. Bella Frozen Yogurn, 5. Bento Man, 6. B.S. Taqueria, 7. BurgerIM, 8. The Burrow Bar & Kitchen, 9. Café Beantage, 10. Calavera Burrito Co., 11. Capital One Café, 12. Cassell’s Hamburgers, 13. Chicas Tacos, 14. CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice, 15. Doreen’s Tropical Fruit, 16. EdiBOL, 17. Fernando’s Taco Inn, 18. Gil’s Super Burger, 19. Hill Street Pizza, 20. Karayama, 21. La Tropezienne Bakery, 22. Le Macaron French Pastries, 23. La Pain Quotidien, 24. Lions & Owls, 25. Lucky Bakery, 26. Mel’s Deli, 27. Ocho Mexican Grill, 28. Okipoki, 29. Yogurtland, 30. Pig Pen Delicacy, 31. Poke Express by Honda-Ya, 32. Quizno’s, 33. Ramen Itto, 34. Soom Soom Fresh Mediterranean, 35. South City Fried Chicken, 36. Subway, 37. Subway, 38. Tacos Tu Madres, 29. Teabella, 40. The Tamale Café, 41. Two Boots Pizza, 42. Wilshire Promenade Food Court, 43. Ye Olde Taco House

STORES & SHOPS

1. Unidentified luggage shop, 2. A Shop Called Quest, 3. L.A. Bargain Suits, 4. BNKR Clothing, 5. Broadway Factory, 6. Cerre Boutique, 7. The Curated Bandit Clothing, 8. Esentialle Clothing, 9. Gap Factory, 10. Golden Rose Jewelry, 11. Harper Clothing, 12. Hookah Place, 13. JapanLA gift shop, 14. Landmark Hookah Lounge, 15. Little Tokyo Cosmetics, 16. Michael Levine Fabrics, 17. Nepal Handicrafts Studio, 18. New Warehouse Clothing, 19. OakWest Shoes, 20. Out Rage clothing store, 21. Outfitters clothing, 22. Pop Obscure Records, 23. Rastawear Collection, 24. Recliners.la, 25. Rite-Aid, 26. Sixhundred, 27. Theory, 28. Utmost Skate Shop, 29. Walgreens, 30. Wander Boutique, 31. Sticks + Pinecone

GYMS, SALONS & SERVICES

1. 24Hour Fitness, 2. Base Coat Nail Salon, 3. Basic Flowers, 4. Chayil Maison Nail Salon, 5. Circle K, 6. Downtown Car Wash, 7. Downtown Dance & Movement, 8. Elegance Event Decorator, 9. Floyd’s 99 Barber Shop, 10. Hope Beauty Center, 11. Industry DTLA Hair Salon, 12. KravMaga Unyted, 13. Lash Bar, 14. Mrs. Winston’s Green Grocers, 15. Nail Swag, 16. Oscar’s Key & Jewelry Repair, 17. Pussy & Pooch, 18. Salon on Seventh, 19. VIP Tickets, 20. Simply Ink Tattoos, 21. Sneaker LAB

GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

1. Jason Vass Gallery, 2. OUE Skyspace, 3. Take My Picture Gallery, 4. Wells Fargo History Museum

COFFEE

1. Bruno Café, 2. Bulletproof Coffee, 3. Don Francisco’s Coffee Casa Cubana, 4. MASA Coffee Lab, 5. Starbucks, 6. Strada Eatery & Bar, 7. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

LODGING

1. Standard Hotel, 2. NoMad Hotel


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