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  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 111 rsvps
    Virtual Event via Zoom

    After the Pandemic, How L.A.'s Restaurants and Retail Will Heal

    Though the Los Angeles region is justly famous for its dining and shopping options, many stores and restaurants have been operating on thin margins in recent years. Stores have competed with online retailers, and restaurants have faced rising rents and increased costs.  And then the coronavirus pandemic.

    The economic devastation to local businesses, many of which are cornerstones of L.A. civic life and local character, is evident already. How can these businesses recover? What combination of rent relief, government assistance, creativity, and civic spirit will ensure that they thrive? Will local planners have to rethink their approaches to "activating" ground floors, and will local cities need to rezone retail units to allow for more uses if incumbent businesses fail and are not replaced? How else might changes to commerce reshape our neighborhoods in the short and long term? 

    Please join us for the first in a special, socially distanced series of online discussion from the Westside Urban Forum. 

    Michael J. Berne, President, MJB Consulting
    Deborah Kahen,
    Senior City Planner, City of Los Angeles
    Josh Loeb,
    Owner, Rustic Canyon Group
    Wally Marks, President, WNM Realty

    Zachary Tindall, Managing Director, Streetsense

    WUF is pleased to present this event at no charge, but it requires registration to participate via Zoom. Donations are gratefully accepted. 

    Zoom information will be sent to all participants on the morning of June 10th.