Curating the City: Legacy Business | Los Angeles Conservancy
Denise Edwards, owner and chef of the Watts Coffee House: a South L.A. legacy business that holds space for history, food, and community. Photo courtesy Denise Edwards

Legacy businesses are long-standing neighborhood anchors where people connect, memories are made, and our sense of community is nourished. Legacy businesses are also a major source of employment and in some areas, an essential neighborhood amenity.

During COVID-19, many of our neighbors, friends, and loved ones who operate, or are employed by legacy businesses are being impacted by State-ordered closures. Whether it’s through takeout, delivery, or donations, we encourage you to find ways to support these businesses. 

Find resources for legacy and small business owners and their workers here.