Business Interruption Fund spotlight: Piknic Century City

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Piknic Century City is located along Section 2 of the Purple Line Extension near the future Century City/Constellation Station. This restaurant opened in 2007 and has been owned and operated by Tomer Kave since 2016. As the current owner, Mr. Kave provides the business management for day-to-day operations and ensures that the restaurant’s offerings are healthy and freshly made.

Piknic is a contemporary café-style restaurant with a modern decor. It’s located next door to several other eateries sharing an outdoor common food court area. Piknic offers a variety of daily specials as well as free office delivery services for customers. The restaurant also offers convenient catering services that are “just a phone call away.” In fact, through its participation in Metro’s Eat Shop Play program, the business has provided catering for several Metro events.

However, Mr. Kave indicated that since Metro construction began, many of his regular customers find it more difficult to get to his location and do not come as often. Mr. Kave is hopeful that Piknic will return to be the thriving business it once was.  For now, the owner is thankful for the opportunity to participate in Metro’s BIF. “The BIF has been a real game changer during Metro’s construction. The help we received was given at a crucial time and we feel lucky to have the BIF as our partner. The wonderful individuals that work for the program understand small business owners and do a great job helping us.”

Piknic Century City is located at 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA  90067. Normal business hours are Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (310) 277-2700 or visit

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, Section 2 and Section 3.  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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