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Please note: While some of the locations featured on this map have been advocacy issues for the Conservancy, there is no direct correlation between the map and our advocacy activities.

A location’s inclusion (or omission) on this map does not reflect its status as an advocacy issue for the Conservancy now or in the future. Similarly, this map represents a cross-section of legacy businesses in Los Angeles County and is not an exhaustive list of significant longtime businesses in the region. We will continue to add content to this microsite as we uncover more information. 

Do you know of a legacy business that should be included? Email Rosalind Sagara at rsagara@laconservancy.org and let us know!

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Owner Jorge Tello inside La Casa del Mariachi. Photo by M. Rosalind Sagara/L.A. Conservancy.

La Casa del Mariachi

La Casa del Mariachi offers custom charro suits in the heart of Boyle Heights.
Tam O'Shanter. Photo by: Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Tam O'Shanter

One of Los Angeles' oldest restaurants operated by the same family in Atwater Village.
Photo by Marcello Vavalà/L.A. Conservancy.

Alpine Village

In July 2019, the Conservancy learned that Alpine Village is for sale and potentially threatened with substantial demolition
Musso & Frank Grill. Photo from L.A. Conservancy archives.
Musso & Frank Grill. Photo from L.A. Conservancy archives.

Musso & Frank Grill

Musso & Frank, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood.
Garvanza Hardware in 2017. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy.

Garvanza Hardware

Garvanza Hardware, located on Highland Park's busy York Boulevard, has been in continuous operation since 1957.
Hawthorne Nursery, 2019. Photo by Tiffany Narváez/L.A. Conservancy.

Hawthorne Nursery

The Nakai family has owned and operated Hawthorne Nursery for three generations.
El Aguila Bakery. Photo by M. Rosalind Sagara/L.A. Conservancy.

El Aguila Bakery

This beloved bakery in El Sereno has served the local neighborhood since 1973.
Canter's Deli. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy.

Canter's Deli

Canter's Deli is one of the oldest kosher-style delis in Los Angeles.
Moonlight Rollerway, 2019. Photo by Marcella Akop/L.A. Conservancy.

Moonlight Rollerway

This repurposed factory building has operated as a rollerskating rink since the 1950s.
Taix in 2019. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy.


First opened in 1927, Taix has been at its present Sunset Boulevard location since 1962.
Papa Cristo's
Papa Cristo's. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy.

Papa Cristo's

The family-owned business remains a Pico-Union institution.
Third generation StylesVille owner Greg Faucett cuts a customer's hair. Photo by M. Rosalind Sagara/L.A. Conservancy

StylesVille Barbershop & Beauty Salon

Opened in 1957, StylesVille remains the oldest black-owned barbershop in the San Fernando Valley.
Tiki-Ti in 2017. Photo by M. Rosalind Sagara/L.A. Conservancy.


Filipino immigrant Ray Buhen opened this iconic tiki bar on Sunset Boulevard in 1961; the Buhen family continues to operate the bar today.
Fugetsu-Do in 2019. Photo by Kristen Hayashi.


Fugetsu-Do is the oldest business in the Little Tokyo neighborhood.