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Crenshaw construction bad for business, owners say

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer CRENSHAW — The Harrison-Ross Funeral Home has been operating on Crenshaw Boulevard for more than 75 years. Lately, business hasn’t been so great. Round-the-clock construction to build the Crenshaw-LAX Light Rail Line is taking its toll on the funeral home and other local businesses. “They’ve closed off the main thoroughfare Read More…

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Barbershop receives grant from Business Interruption Fund

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A grant program created to assist small businesses impacted by Southland light-rail construction topped the $1 million mark Sept. 17 as officials handed a $15,000 check to the owner of a Crenshaw Boulevard salon. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Business Interruption Fund has doled out more than 60 grants of varying amounts to Read More…

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Metro helps four businesses impacted by construction projects

LOS ANGELES — The owners of four Crenshaw-area businesses being impacted by construction of a rail line were given reimbursement checks April 6 by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). The businesses are the first to receive funding through Metro’s Business Interruption Fund, which has up to $10 million a year that can be distributed to Read More…