Celebrating Legacy Businesses

Legacy business: a community-serving, locally-owned business that has been in operation for at least 20 years.


Places that have survived threats of demolition or excessive alteration.

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October 28, 2019

UPDATE: On July 1, 2022, the Los Angeles City Council approved the creation of a new Legacy Business Program! Los Angeles will now join other cities that have already created successful legacy business programs, including San Francisco and San Antonio, TX. The Conservancy has strongly advocated in support of a citywide legacy business program that offers much-needed funding and technical assistance to longtime businesses. $5 million has been allocated toward the implementation and operation of this new program.

We are grateful to Councilmember Curren Price Jr.'s office for his leadership in introducing and pushing this forward, and the Economic and Workforce Development Department and Office of Historic Resources for helping shape much of this essential program! And of course, thank you to everyone who wrote, emailed, or voiced their support in person for this vital initiative in Los Angeles. As the program officially launches, the Conservancy will share more details about how to get involved, and the process for accessing both funding and the technical assistance tools offered.

To stay informed about the newly proposed City of Los Angeles Legacy Business program and other resources in support of longtime businesses, join our Legacy Business Network.