Small Business & Entrepreneurs

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson finds Chef Andy Lee at the market shopping for perilla, a mint-like plant he uses to make banchan at his pandemic pivot concept, Nanoom .

from Good Food

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison has a soft spot for Lebanese food.

from Good Food

The pandemic has a lot of people rethinking major decisions, such as where they work and live. States are eager to lure white-collar professionals who can now work remotely.

Vermont offers $7500 per person incentive to lure a new blue-collar workforce

The pandemic has a lot of people rethinking major decisions, such as where they work and live. States are eager to lure white-collar professionals who can now work remotely.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California’s recall election has been powered by some small business owners who are disgruntled about pandemic-era restrictions and pessimistic about the state’s future.

California small business owners are powering recall efforts. Will they succeed?

California’s recall election has been powered by some small business owners who are disgruntled about pandemic-era restrictions and pessimistic about the state’s future.

from Greater LA

BLVD MRKT is a new food hall on the corner of Whittier Boulevard and South 6th Street in Montebello.

From vacant lot to repurposed food hall, BLVD MRKT is revitalizing downtown Montebello

BLVD MRKT is a new food hall on the corner of Whittier Boulevard and South 6th Street in Montebello.

from Greater LA

The fate of LA’s street markets often rests in the hands of a few elected officials who, with a phone call or stroke of a pen, can decide whether or not they stay open.

Street vendors face crackdowns, but selling indoors takes a lot of savvy and money

The fate of LA’s street markets often rests in the hands of a few elected officials who, with a phone call or stroke of a pen, can decide whether or not they stay open.

from Greater LA

Tucked into a strip mall on South Vermont Avenue, Park’s BBQ has been a fixture of Koreatown for nearly two decades.

How Jenee Kim adapted Park’s BBQ to serve banchan, bulgogi, and galbi to-go

Tucked into a strip mall on South Vermont Avenue, Park’s BBQ has been a fixture of Koreatown for nearly two decades.

from Good Food

From MacArthur Park to Cudahy, street vending is an integral part of LA’s culture.

LA has many sidewalk carts selling food and knick-knacks. Few have legal permits

From MacArthur Park to Cudahy, street vending is an integral part of LA’s culture.

from Greater LA

More people are returning to stores, clubs and bars after some 16 months of the pandemic, but LA’s economic growth is still fragile and happening unevenly, and small businesses are…

LA’s small businesses are recovering so slowly, it’s troubling economists

More people are returning to stores, clubs and bars after some 16 months of the pandemic, but LA’s economic growth is still fragile and happening unevenly, and small businesses are…

from KCRW Features

Sandy Duvall, who owns Sierra Health and Fitness in Sierra Madre, says she has been threatened over her business policy to mandate COVID vaccinations to her members.

Sierra Madre gym owner to patrons: ‘If you're not vaccinated, you can't enter our facility’

Sandy Duvall, who owns Sierra Health and Fitness in Sierra Madre, says she has been threatened over her business policy to mandate COVID vaccinations to her members.

from KCRW Features

Nearly a third of California’s restaurants went out of business and 1 million jobs were lost since the beginning of the pandemic.

LA restaurants struggle to recover from pandemic. One owner can’t find enough workers to fully reopen

Nearly a third of California’s restaurants went out of business and 1 million jobs were lost since the beginning of the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With a severe drought and extreme temperatures, farmland looks drastically different across California right now.

California farmers are feeling the heat as crippling drought persists

With a severe drought and extreme temperatures, farmland looks drastically different across California right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The reopening of Los Angeles became real for me when I heard that the city gave Smorgasburg LA permission to reopen.

Smorgasburg LA reopens on July 4 with more than 60 vendors. Here are ones to check out

The reopening of Los Angeles became real for me when I heard that the city gave Smorgasburg LA permission to reopen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former independent music venue the Bootleg Theater, which last week announced its closure after more than 20 years in operation, will reopen this fall as a new community performing…

Former Bootleg Theater to become performing arts center and arts cooperative

Former independent music venue the Bootleg Theater, which last week announced its closure after more than 20 years in operation, will reopen this fall as a new community performing…

from Music News

After more than 20 years, an LA indie music institution is closing . The Bootleg Theater served as a space to nurture local talent and where up and coming artists made their debut.

LA’s Bootleg Theater to close. Its stage was home to musicians like Phoebe Bridgers, Moses Sumney

After more than 20 years, an LA indie music institution is closing . The Bootleg Theater served as a space to nurture local talent and where up and coming artists made their debut.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

People looking for an Uber or Lyft are finding spiking rates, long wait times, or a total lack of availability.

$80 for eight-minute Uber ride? What's driving high rideshare prices and low availability

People looking for an Uber or Lyft are finding spiking rates, long wait times, or a total lack of availability.

from Greater LA

Beloved indie venue The Bootleg Theater in Historic Filipinotown announced Monday that the space is closing its doors at 2220 Beverly Boulevard, with no concrete plans to open at…

Historic Filipinotown venue The Bootleg Theater to permanently close

Beloved indie venue The Bootleg Theater in Historic Filipinotown announced Monday that the space is closing its doors at 2220 Beverly Boulevard, with no concrete plans to open at…

from Music News

Last year Los Angeles celebrated the 50th anniversary of LA Pride, a tradition which became embedded in the community in June 1970 when the organizer, Christopher Street West, became…

LGBTQ-owned restaurants to support during Pride Month: N/Soto, Jewel, Socalo and more

Last year Los Angeles celebrated the 50th anniversary of LA Pride, a tradition which became embedded in the community in June 1970 when the organizer, Christopher Street West, became…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Evan Kleiman offers a list of LGBTQ+ owned establishments to support.

LGBTQ-owned restaurants to support during Pride Month: N/Soto, Jewel, Socalo and more

Evan Kleiman offers a list of LGBTQ+ owned establishments to support.

Co-owners Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter are on a mission to protect Inglewood’s culture in the midst of a development boom while diversifying the craft beer industry.

Crowns and Hops: Black-owned craft beer company prepares to tap into Inglewood’s development boom

Co-owners Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter are on a mission to protect Inglewood’s culture in the midst of a development boom while diversifying the craft beer industry.

from Greater LA