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How The Pandemic Changed Burbank’s Magnolia Park

A zombie Bob's Big Boy at Blast From The Past vintage toy store. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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We’re a year into the pandemic and changes to L.A.’s small business communities are becoming clear as the county gradually reopens.

In Burbank’s Magnolia Park, a shopping area known for antiques, thrift stores and vintage memorabilia, the lockdown hit businesses unevenly. A few are thriving. New businesses have even opened up, despite the virus.

But for others, some decades old, the last year was a fight for survival. Driving down Magnolia Boulevard, boarded up storefronts and empty buildings make it clear that some temporary closures have become permanent.


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