Open During Construction: Excel Fashions

Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing and blocked lanes in order for work to proceed on the underground portion of the rail line. Though the area around the east side of Crenshaw north of Stocker Street may be difficult to navigate, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction and worth visiting.

Some of the businesses in the area have been around for quite some time and provide important services for those in the neighborhood — and many of the merchants also live in the community. Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting some of the Crenshaw businesses on The Source. The video below features Excel Fashions, located at 4108 Crenshaw Boulevard.

To access this location, you can park at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. Limited street parking is also available along Stocker Street. Or take transit: Metro Bus 40, 210 and Rapid 710 travel through the area and the stop at the corner of Crenshaw/Stocker.

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Open During Construction: First Choice Driving and Traffic School

Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing and blocked lanes in order for work to proceed on the underground portion of the rail line. Though the area around the east side of Crenshaw north of Stocker Street may be difficult to navigate, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction.

Some of the businesses in the area have been around for quite some time and provide important services for those in the neighborhood — and many of the merchants live in the community. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting some of the Crenshaw businesses on The Source to remind everyone that they are open and worth checking out. The video below features First Choice Driving and Traffic School, located at 4112 Crenshaw Boulevard.

To access this location, you can park at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. Limited street parking is also available along Stocker Street. Or take transit: Metro Bus 40, 210 and Rapid 710 travel through the area and the stop at the corner of Crenshaw/Stocker.

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Love’s Furniture
Malai Hair Store
Women, Infants and Children’s Center 

Open During Construction: Love’s Furniture

Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing and blocked lanes in order for work to proceed on the underground portion of the rail line. Though the area around the east side of Crenshaw north of Stocker Street may be difficult to navigate, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction.

Some of the businesses in the area have been around for quite some time and provide important services for those in the neighborhood — and many of the merchants live in the community. Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting some of the Crenshaw businesses on The Source to remind everyone that they are open and worth checking out. The video below features Love’s Furniture, located at 4082 Crenshaw Boulevard.

To access this location, you can park at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. Limited street parking is also available along Stocker Street. Or take transit: Metro Bus 40, 210 and Rapid 710 travel through the area and the stop at the corner of Crenshaw/Stocker.

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Open During Construction: Malai Hair Store on Crenshaw Boulevard

View of construction along Crenshaw Boulevard just north of Stocker Street. There is pedestrian access to businesses.

View of construction along Crenshaw Boulevard just north of Stocker Street. The sidewalk is open for pedestrian access to businesses.

Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing and blocked lanes in order for work to proceed on the underground portion of the rail line. The above photo shows the east side of Crenshaw north of Stocker Street, and it’s clear there is work taking place. However, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction.

Photo: Google Maps

Parking is available on the west side of Crenshaw Blvd at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, or along Stocker Street. Photo: Google Maps

To access this location, you can park at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. Limited street parking is also available along Stocker Street. Or take transit: Metro Bus 40, 210 and Rapid 710 travel through the area and the stop at the corner of Crenshaw/Stocker.

Some of the businesses in the area have been around for quite some time and provide important services for those in the neighborhood — and many of the merchants live in the community. Over the next few months, we’ll be featuring some of the Crenshaw businesses on The Source to remind everyone that they are open and worth checking out. And with that, let’s hear from the co-owner of Malai Hair Store:

Updates on Crenshaw/LAX Line construction work near Expo/Crenshaw and Leimert Park

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Starting now through October, there will be intermittent street closures to Crenshaw Boulevard and Rodeo Place due to construction work related to the Crenshaw/LAX Line. The construction notice is posted above, view it in Spanish here.

Work will also begin on the construction of the underground Leimert Park Station. Most of the work will be conducted underground, but expect long term traffic reconfiguration on Crenshaw Boulevard to support the construction of the station and tunnel. Construction of this station is expected to take four years. You can see the anticipated schedule here or at the Crenshaw/LAX Line project page.

 

Crenshaw Boulevard businesses are open during construction

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The corner of Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard. While the sidewalk is closed due to construction, businesses remain open – just use the rear entrance. Photo: Anna Chen/Metro

Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line. As you can see in the photo above, this stretch of businesses on the west side of Crenshaw south of Rodeo Road looks pretty closed off from the street.

However, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction. For motorists traveling on Crenshaw, turn west on Rodeo Road and use the parking lot located in the back of the businesses. You can also get there from the Expo/Crenshaw Station –from the station, walk south on Crenshaw Blvd. It takes about two minutes.

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Parking is available in back of the businesses on the west side of Crenshaw Boulevard. Photo: Google Maps.

Some of the businesses in the area have been around for quite some time and provide important services for those in the neighborhood — and many of the merchants live in the community. Over the next few months, we’ll be featuring some of the Crenshaw businesses here on the Source to remind everyone that they are open and worth checking out. The first in the series is the Women, Infants and Children Center:

Metro officials say they will continue to help firms along Crenshaw Boulevard during rail construction

As we noted earlier this week, more intensive construction work began Monday on the Crenshaw/LAX Line. The work involves closing the east side of Crenshaw Boulevard between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Stocker Street and installing supports for the underground station that will serve the area.

The east side of Crenshaw in this area is lined with small businesses that rely in part on street access and street parking. The work, as expected, has its impacts — K-rails, fencing and mesh were installed between the street and the sidewalk. NBC-4 ran a segment earlier this week about the concerns of some business owners and their worries about how the work will affect their customers and their bottom line.

Over the last several weeks, Metro has been working closely with the businesses to respond to their concerns. The message Metro wants to convey: the community spoke, Metro listened and Metro reacted to help further mitigate the impacts of construction. In particular, Metro officials want to stress:

•Parking for those patronizing businesses on the east side of Crenshaw Boulevard continues to be available at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza on the west side of Crenshaw. Metro and its contractor, Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors, have also been trying to lease a vacant parcel on the east side of Crenshaw. If a deal can be reached with the property owner and the city of Los Angeles approves, the lot would be paved, striped and lighting installed. It would provide about 10 spaces for businesses on the east side of Crenshaw.

•Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) has assigned a superintendent to work with Loves Furniture to ensure that deliveries can continue to be made to the store and that customers can pick up merchandise they have purchased.

•The contractor building the project will be replacing the green mesh on fences with a mesh that is 60 percent less dense and will allow for more light to shine through. The new mesh will be used on a trial basis; Metro and WSCC need to make sure that it helps control dust and debris from the construction site, in addition to other functions.

•In response to concerns about safety because of narrowed sidewalks, Metro has asked for a greater LAPD presence in the area, in addition to the contractor’s security patrols currently in place for the construction work area.

•Metro has had banners in place to advise the public that the existing businesses are open, that there is parking and to specifically mention the name of businesses. To improve on those efforts, Metro will be installing new banners along the work zone:

Expo Biz List SignWork will continue on the eastern side of Crenshaw Boulevard through summer and then work will shift to the western side of Crenshaw Boulevard. The goal is to complete the work that must be done at street level as quickly as possible so that decking can be installed on the street and work can continue on the station below the ground and largely out-of-sight for the majority of the remaining construction.

“This is a significant project for the Crenshaw community as it holds great promise for the community and its businesses,” said Charles Beauvoir, the Project Director of the Crenshaw/LAX Line for Metro. “We will continue to try to minimize our impact on the community and its businesses during the construction period and welcome the input of the community to ensure that we are continually improving on our delivery of this important project.”