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Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

EsoWon Books continues to be the leader in educational and culturally relevant events. Exploring the context of the penal system and the mass incarceration of Black men was the subject of James Forman Jr.’s book “Locking Up Our Own – Crime and Punishment in Black America.” EsoWon Books hosted a discussion for the visiting Stanford University Law Professor with noted […]

Southwest LAPD Foot Patrol: Maintaining the Quality of Life

Greater Leimert Park Village Crenshaw Corridor Business Improvement District (GLPVCC BID) has two new foot patrol officers, bringing the total to four officers assigned to the business and residential community. Officers Rickey Crowder and Larry Cole joined fellow officers Lester Bodiford and Marcus Whitehead in monitoring quality of life issues along the Crenshaw Corridor from Vernon to Rodeo. All officers are based out of the Southwest Los Angeles Police Division.

Officer […]

Jazz & Blue Museum Set to Open

Jazz and blues legend Barbara Morrison shows no signs of slowing down. Having successfully launched the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, she now has set her sights on opening a Jazz and Blues Museum in Leimert Park Village.

The idea stems from her desire to educate the public about the people behind the music.

In light of some famous birthdays, including what would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday on April 25 as well […]

Ride On! Bike Co-op Comes to Leimert Park Village

Ride On! is a bicycle co-op that rents, sells, repairs and teaches owners how to repair their bikes. Owner Ade Neff originally got the idea to open a bike shop after finding the nearest place where he could repair his bike was eight miles away, well outside the boundaries of South Los Angeles.

“It was crazy not to have a place in South L.A. where I could take my bike and fix […]

EsoWon Hosts Misty Copeland

Hundreds of people waited in line for hours as EsoWon hosted a book signing for American Ballet Theater Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland. Copeland was autographing her latest book, Ballerina Body.

Copeland made history in 2015 when she became the first African American female principal dancer with the prestigious New York-based American Ballet Theater. That same year Copeland made her Broadway debut in On the Town, was featured in the New York […]

Spiral Play: Loving in the 80s at A + P

Art enthusiasts from across Los Angeles converged at Art + Practice (A + P) for the opening of its newest art exhibit, “Spiral Play: Loving in the 80s.”

The exhibit by artist Al Loving, is a radical example of working beyond a flat image. Loving used heavy rag paper to make three-dimensional collages in vibrant colors in this body of work created in the 80s.

“I chose the spiral as a symbol of […]

About Us

The Greater Leimert Park Village Crenshaw Corridor Business Improvement District (“GLPVCC BID”) is a unique and eclectic mix of retail, restaurant, art, office, parking and mixed-use commercial businesses located five miles south of the Interstate 10 Freeway in Los Angeles.

For over 50 years Leimert Park has been an important center of African-American art and culture as well as a center of commerce.

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BID Zones

There are three zone boundaries within GLPVCC BID.

Zone 1: The core Leimert Park Village

Zone 2: Commercial areas along Crenshaw Blvd. (not including Baldwin Hill Crenshaw Plaza), Leimert Blvd., and Marlton Square

Zone 3: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

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Commerce is a major attraction in GLPVCC BID. From one of the oldest shopping centers in the US, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, to restaurants, cafes, boutiques, bookstores, banks, performing arts centers, theaters and night clubs, Greater Leimert Park Village has it all. The People Street Plaza on 43rd Place and the Metro Crenshaw LAX Line (opening in 2019) will add to the vibrancy of the community.

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