Welcome to the Corridor
Downtown Los Angeles is anchored to the south by the Figueroa Corridor. The Figueroa Corridor is best known for being home to the University of Southern California, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and the Shrine Auditorium. Some of the memories that echo through this community include the Olympic Games, the Academy Awards, a Nobel Laureate, and world-class museums. The area is also home to a large number of architectural landmarks, such as the historic Doheny Mansion and the Science Center School, designed by 2005 Pritzker Prize Winner Thom Mayne.
Meet Your Neighbors
Claire Monro and Claire Fisher turned T-shirts into small-business grant money. After witnessing the plight of local businesses near their University of Southern California campus, on March 24 the two business majors created a souvenir T-shirt, which says, "Fight on...line" on the front and "USC spring 2020" on the back. They planned to direct the proceeds to local businesses.The duo began posting their fundraiser on social media, which helped to spread the campaign, and got their shirts in the school's online bookstore.
In late April, the Figueroa Corridor Partnership Foundation heard about the project and wanted to help. The foundation offered to match the money Monro and Fisher made, up to $10,000, and turn the proceeds into grants for small businesses in the area. Collectively, they've helped make $18,200 available to area businesses.
All businesses that applied, if they meant the requirements, received $1,300 in early July. There was 14 business awarded grants, including:
Tirebiter Brewery Burger Plaza Grill
Joes Sports World Thai Corner Food Express
Quest Insurance & income tax Artesanias Oaxaquenas
Taqueria Vista Hermosa Bacaro LA
Oaxacalifornia Nature's Brew
Gloria's Alterations Quikpix Photo lab
La Taquiza Greek Escape
"This is amazing news. This made our entire day!!"
-Raul Morales, Taqueria Vista Hermosa
"We greatly appreciate the grant and will be using it to keep our staff employed! Thank you!"
-Carlos Antonio, Oaxacalifornia
"Oh my goodness!!! What an unexpected and wonderful surprise!!!!
May God bless you all for your love and concern for your USC neighbors!!!!"
-Robin, Greek Escape