Broadway between 4th and 7th was closed off to traffic, with info booths, food trucks and street art provided.
|Dancers at the vestibule of the Los Angeles Theatre|
The street was busier on a Saturday night than it's been in years.
Local stores were open - the Latino-owned jewelry stores, clothing shops, shops with electronics and games and cowboy boots. The taquerias competed with the food trucks - I ducked into one for an al pastor taco with seeringly hot sauce.
It was the newer, corporate chain stores that seemed to be closed - the Kentucky Fried Chicken, the Gap.
|Felix Chevrolet sign, visible from the Expo Line's Jefferson USC station|
Many people were downtown to see Broadway for the very first time.