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Porky’s BBQ: Southern Charm in Downtown San Pedro

Article written by guest writer Ramon Raya – a Banning High School intern with International Trade Education Programs (ITEP). If you’re looking to have some good Southern style BBQ and don’t mind getting your face a little dirty, then swing on by Porky’s BBQ located at 362 W. 6th Street in Historic Downtown San Pedro. The BBQ […]

Getting Around the LA Waterfront This Summer: Tips & Tricks

On Father’s Day (June 21st), the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District trolley buses helped shuttle over 1,000 passengers through Ports O’Call Village and Downtown San Pedro. The Father’s Day crowds have shown that this will be a very busy and exciting summer at the LA Waterfront! Check out the tips & tricks below for getting around town this summer, […]

The Painted Soapery at the Arcade Building

Downtown San Pedro has welcomed another new business to our community! The Painted Soapery, an artisan soap boutique, is now open at the Historic Arcade Building at 479 W. 6th Street. The owner of the shop, Aixa Renta-DeLuca, has been making all natural soaps for over 15 years. When asked about how she got into the soap making business, […]

Jackson’s Place Beer & Wine Lounge in Downtown San Pedro

7th Street in Downtown San Pedro has welcomed another new business! Jackson’s Place Beer & Wine Lounge has opened its doors at 335 W. 7th Street. Linda Jackson and Melissa Klug, a mother & daughter team, have created a new kind of beer and wine lounge that you are sure to enjoy. They wanted to explore creating […]

Post-Future: The Art Company at Williams Bookstore in Downtown San Pedro

What do The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and KISS have in common? Besides being awesome bands, they share a very talented album cover artist, John Van Hamersveld. You have most likely seen his iconic Endless Summer movie poster that is recognized around the world too. After the historic Williams Bookstore in Downtown San Pedro closed its doors in 2013, Hamersveld and […]

Lanta Salon at the Centre Street Lofts

Ladies, flip flop season is right around the corner! Get your feet pampered and ready to wear cute summer sandals at Lanta Salon in Downtown San Pedro. This natural healing arts salon is a step above your average nail shop. Dwainia Tullis & Winnetka Willis, a mother & daughter team, are true professionals when it comes to […]

Mishi’s Strudel: A Taste of Hungary in Downtown San Pedro

Grab your newspaper (or Kindle), a friend for good company and go experience a charming European style café in the heart of Downtown San Pedro. Located at 309 W. 7th Street, Mishi’s Strudel Bakery & Café offers the flavors of Hungary with a traditional homemade touch. The café offers a wide selection of treats and meals that can satisfy every kind of appetite. Some of the items […]

Maral Designs: Unique Fashion on 7th Street

From Bali to Afghanistan to Europe, you can take a trip around the world just by stepping foot in Maral Designs. Located at 331 W. 7th Street in Historic Downtown San Pedro, Maral Designs offers high quality imported fashion for women of all ages. Maral Malikyar, the owner of the store, opened up her shop on 7th Street in […]

Healthy, Fresh Organic Cuisine at NUDA Juice & Wellness Shop

Summer is right around the corner! Need help getting your body vacation ready? Nuda Juice & Wellness Shop in Historic Downtown San Pedro is here to help fuel your body with the right kind of healthy foods. NUDA is a 100% organic plant based company that serves organic, raw, cold pressed juice, fresh smoothies, gourmet raw vegan cuisine, meal plans, juice […]

Sensational Treats in Downtown San Pedro: Sweet Susie’s Candy

There’s something about stepping into a candy shop that takes you back in time to your childhood memories. The smell of chocolate might remind you of running around the house Easter morning trying to find all of the Easter eggs before your siblings did. Or looking at all of the huge barrels of bright colored […]