Business Interruption Fund spotlight: Quizno’s Andre Bonyadian

Quizno’s Andre Bonyadian

Andre Bonyadian at Quizno's. Photo by Gary Leonard/Metro.

Andre Bonyadian at Quizno’s. Photo by Gary Leonard/Metro.

Andre Bonyadian opened his first Quizno’s in April 2002 in Little Tokyo. Since then, it has evolved into a family owned and operated business. The business is managed by Andre and his siblings, Alice and Ara.

Metro’s Business Interruption Fund was started to assist “mom and pop” businesses that may be directly impacted by construction of Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX line, the Regional Connector Transit Project along the Little Tokyo area and the 2nd and Broadway segment and Phase I of the Purple Line Extension.

More than $2 million in grants have been awarded since the first grants were awarded to qualifying merchants in April 2015. The fund aims to provide financial assistance to support affected businesses’ ability to remain open throughout construction and realize the benefits of the new rail lines once completed. 

To learn more about Metro’s Business Interruption Fund or how to apply for a grant, visit the Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corp (PCR).

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