A year of change on Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles imposed coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, bars, gyms and other businesses on March 15, 2020. It was the beginning of a year of loss, upheaval and constant adaptation.
Public health rules kept evolving. Relief programs brought help for some but only red tape for others. Supply chains were a mess. There were shoppers who feared even entering stores and customers who crowded newly built patios.
Some businesses cut hours, services and staff, or closed altogether. Many have survived beyond their expectations.
A trip down Pico Boulevard shows how much has changed one year later.