Bistro Lights on Larchmont Blvd.


Bistro lights have been installed on Larchmont Blvd., just in time for holiday shopping and strolling.  Because the lights are attached to the street lights, they  turn on automatically when the street lights come on, making the street brighter and safer for evening strolling and shopping.

The lights are a joint effort between the Larchmont Boulevard Association, whose members include business owners and professionals with offices on Larchmont Blvd., and the Larchmont Village Business Improvement District, or BID, whose members include all the property owners on Larchmont Blvd. between Beverly Blvd. and First Street.

The idea for the lights has been discussed for a long time, but the Larchmont 2021 Community Conversation (organized by LBA and the BID and neighborhood leaders) highlighted the community’s desire to beautify the street and create opportunities for more community interaction. Over 1,000 residents who participated in the survey following the conversations, said the condition of the street was described as ok, but was also noted as needing care and beautification.

“Neighbors who participated in our Larchmont 2021 conversations told us they would like to see improvements to the street,” Larchmont Village BID Executive Director Heather Duffy Boylston told the Buzz. “We took that to heart and started investigating high-impact ideas like these lights that will transform the street. It will be safer, more festive and more inviting to residents and visitors.”

The following contributors have made installation of the lights possible:

Larchmont Property Owners:
American Commercial Properties, Wayne Hughes/Marvin Lotts
ARBA Group
Christina Development
Arash Danialfar
Thomas Kneafsey
Larchmont Village BID
Meyer/Blumenthal Family
Mick McCullough
Mizrahi Family
The Rubinfeld Family
Simms Development Company

Community Leaders and Businesses:
Larchmont Boulevard Association
CD13 City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
Windsor Square Association
Hancock Park Homeowners Association,
Wilshire Rotary,
Muto-Little Costume
Larchmont Buzz

Additional donations are welcome to cover the ongoing maintenance of the lights and the second phase, which calls for installing seven strings of lights over the city-owned surface parking lot so that space can be used for programming evening events such as concerts, movies or a possible evening farmers market.

The Buzz has been proud to play a leading role in organizing the effort bring these lights to our wonderful main street.  Click here for more information on making a donation to support the lights.