Business Interruption Fund spotlight: Traps Clothing

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Traps Clothing is located along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project corridor on the second floor of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Owner Ahn Ji Pack established Traps Clothing in 2002 with a focus on women’s clothing and accessories.

Traps Clothing is known in the community for its wide selection of special occasion and sequined attire. Ms. Pack’s fashions include high-end suits and dresses as well as a variety of hats, belts, purses and jewelry that are readily displayed throughout the store. In addition, Traps Clothing has created a special “niche market” for dressier apparel favored among female members of local congregations.

Construction activity has made it difficult for many of Ms. Pack’s customers to reach her store, especially for those who are elderly. As walk-in traffic to her store has declined, Ms. Pack has offered discounts and has continually improved customer service to bring customers back. “Many of my long-time customers have personally expressed their concerns to me and I assured them that we will continue to work hard to stay open during construction,” said Ms. Pack. “I’m grateful that the BIF has helped us and has made a difference in our business.”

Traps Clothing is located on the second floor of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza at 3650 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Suite 276, Los Angeles, CA 90008. For more information, please call (323) 295-3351.

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 of the Regional Connector, and Purple Line Extension, Section 1 and Section 2. For more information about the BIF, visit  To apply for a BIF grant, visit Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR) at

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