Street Vendors Grapple With 10PM Stay-At-Home Order
As of Friday, Angelenos are required to be inside their homes between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 a.m. We spoke to some local street vendors to find out how the new regulation might affect their business.
Josh and his family sell tacos and burritos in East Hollywood from Tues-Sun. On weekends, they sell food to late night workers until 1am. But with the curfew, they’re forced to close at 9:30pm. This means losing almost four hours of business. @LAist pic.twitter.com/JkcLLDOCJJ— Samanta Helou-Hernandez (@Samanta_Helou) November 22, 2020
Perla is a cook at a lonchera in Downtown. Business is already slow at night and the new curfew doesn’t help. “We’re going to have to stretch the money to pay the rent because we pay rent for the space and the truck.” @LAist pic.twitter.com/487xCBigcm— Samanta Helou-Hernandez (@Samanta_Helou) November 22, 2020
Vasquez and her two employees were getting ready to close shop while I spoke with them. “I open at 4pm and leave at 10pm, but with the curfew, I came at 2:30pm and I’m leaving at 8:40pm. I want to leave before 10pm so I don’t have any problems.” @LAist pic.twitter.com/HP9ISSU0lS— Samanta Helou-Hernandez (@Samanta_Helou) November 22, 2020