“The Black Lives Matter movement gave a temporary spurt to and interest in Black businesses in Leimert Park,” Hutchinson said.
James Fugate, co-owner of Eso Won Books, believes Leimert Park will change even more within another year.
(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)Some feel that it’s up to Black business owners to take ownership of the community’s fate.
“We’re all being blessed,” Sinclair-Beckford said about business owners in Leimert Park.
He reveled in the moment, which he said reminded him of Leimert Park during its heyday, sensing it would last.