Los Angeles Skyline

After learning on Friday that Elizabeth Scallon, Head of WeWork Labs, Northwest was heading down to Los Angeles for WeWork Summit, we couldn’t help but offer up a few suggestions.

There are many small businesses in Downtown LA – the local spots on our (intentional) list are all a short Lyft away from where the official action will take place.

Badmaash – Owned by Pawan Mahendro, Nakul and Arjun Mahendro. #familyowned #minorityOwned

Bar Ama – Owned by Josef Centeno. #minorityOwned

Border Grill – Owned by Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. #womanowned

Cognoscenti Coffee – Owned by Yeekai Lim. #minorityowned

Green Grotto Juice Bar – Owned by Kieran, Chad and Linwood Roberts. #familyowned #minorityowned

Guelaguetza – Owned by Bricia, Paulina, Fernando and Elizabeth Lopez. #familyowned #minorityowned #womanowned

P.Y.T. – Owned by Josef Centeno. #minorityowned

Shojin – Owned by Tsuguhiro Morishima. #minorityowned

If you stumble upon additional small business awesomeness while exploring Downtown Los Angeles, please let us know!

Want to highlight diverse local businesses in your community? Suggest your favorites, and we’ll take care of the rest.


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