New York Floor Covering is located along the route of the future Crenshaw/LAX Line. The business has been at this location for the past 10 years and is owned and operated by Jorge A. Blanco. New York Floor Covering specializes in the sale and installation of hardwood floors, carpet, ceramic tile and other flooring products. They also offer high-quality all-wood kitchen cabinets and carry a wide selection at discounted prices.
Unlike the big box department stores and liquidators, New York Floor Covering is hands-on from sales to installation. They are certified residential and commercial wood floor experts, carrying one of the largest selections of solid and engineered hardwood floors in Southern California. The business offers a 1,000-square-foot showroom where customers can see samples and choose flooring, cabinets and granite countertops for their kitchens, baths, and living rooms, or for any other home improvement project.
Mr. Blanco is looking forward to the completion of the Crenshaw/LAX Line. He knows it will benefit the community but has felt the impact of the construction on his small business. “The construction has hurt my shop and I have lost customers since it began. The Business Interruption Fund has helped me keep my business open,” stated Mr. Blanco.
Metro’s Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by transit rail construction along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, the Little Tokyo area and 2nd/Broadway segment of the Regional Connector, and Phase 1 of the Purple Line Extension. For more information about the BIF, visit metro.net/bif. To apply for a BIF grant, visit Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corp (PCR) at pcrcorp.org.