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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 […]

New Community Police Liaison: Officer Paul Evleth

LAPD Officer Paul Evleth’s new job as the new Leimert Park Village Community Police liaison has been more than a decade in the making.

“I was very blessed that they took the opportunity to allow me to work in the community relations office,” Evleth said. “It took me four attempts to get the job I have now. When it becomes open and available, it’s very competitive.”

He worked at the Northeast Station before […]

Resources and Connections to End Homelessness

As a part of its mission to revitalize South Los Angeles, Community Build hosted Resources and Connections to End Homelessness, a comprehensive outreach effort to connect individuals seeking housing and social services with agencies that provide information, assistance and resources.

Onsite service providers included Department of Motor Vehicles, First to Serve Interim Housing, Department of Public Social Services, CHUCO Justice Center, U.S. Vets Homeless Feeding and […]

Pan African Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) will celebrate 25 years of presenting the largest selection of films representing the African Diaspora, February 9 – 20, at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 15 Theatre, 3650 Martin Luther King Blvd., Los Angeles.

PAFF 25 will feature an unprecedented lineup of films, workshops, interviews and panel discussions focused on the African film and entertainment experience.  During the 12-day festival, 202 films will be screened –  124 feature-length […]

Public Hearing on Sidewalk Vending

Over the past two years, Los Angeles City Council members Curren Price, Economic Development Committee Chair and Joe Buscaino, Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee Chair have hosted three hearings and solicited dozens of hours of oral testimony, written comments and letters from concerned stakeholders regarding sidewalk vending.

According to Council members Buscaino and Price, “the core question is whether sidewalk vending poses a threat so grave to public health, safety and welfare […]

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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Businesses

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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