Featured Businesses

Crenshaw Business Spotlight: Nicholas Dance Studio


Nicholas Dance Studio

Located at 4273 Crenshaw Boulevard,  Nicholas Dance Studio was founded by Cathie Nicholas, Granddaughter of Fayard Nicholas of the legendary Nicholas Brothers.  She has performed at Carnegie Hall, London, England, taught Master Classes at Stanford and Duke Universities and at Tap Festivals in Detroit, Las Vegas, St. Louis, and Philadelphia to name a few of her accomplishments. For the past 12 years, she was the Tap Instructor at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA) where she also assisted Ms. Allen in several roles including Co-Directing and performing in the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (2013-17), Directing Twist in Baton Rouge and Pasadena, and participating in countless Lecture Demonstrations at local schools.

Cathie predicts that the demand for arts education will continue to grow throughout southern California as more individuals seek out exercise and fitness alternatives.  Nicholas Dance Studio features a wide range of classes.  In addition to tap, the school offers beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and trap Zumba.  For more information, please contact them at:

Nicholas Dance Studio

4273 Crenshaw Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90008

(323) 445-2500

[email protected]




Crenshaw Business Spotlight: Ivie League Preschool  

Ivie League Preschool

Ivie League Preschool located at 4827 Crenshaw Boulevard  was founded by Mercedes Hornsby in May of 1999.  They serve children 2 years – 6 years, and infants and toddlers, 3 months – 23 months.

Ivie League Preschool is licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and comes under their authority.  The Center is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Its teachers have the basic CA state requirements to be fully certified.  All teachers have at least 12 units in Early Childhood Education or Child Development completed at an accredited college and at least six months of work experience in a licensed day-care center.  Several staff members also have advanced degrees in various subjects.  All staff members are certified in infant and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

For more information contact them at:

Ivie League Preschool

4827 Crenshaw Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90054

(323) 294-5437

[email protected]




Crenshaw Business Spotlight: HOT AND COOL CAFE  

Hot and Cool Café is the latest addition to Leimert Park Village. The specialty coffee house is painted with bright colors and has a minimalist vibe. Owner, Anthony Jolly, is a coffee expert, with over two decades of experience as a business consultant in the coffee industry. Hot and Cool Café serves fresh, exotic ground coffee, café lattes, cappuccinos, hot and cold teas, ice cream, a variety of pastries, cookies, quiches and more. They specialize in Ethiopian Coffee. Hot and Cool Cafe also incorporates original art from local artists as a part of the café’s aesthetic, rotating art displays monthly.

Hot and Cool hosts a breadth of weekly events for the community to enjoy the space, food, and neighborhood. Events include brunches and open mic nights. Hot and Cool Cafe is a place of collaboration and synergy in the heart of Leimert Park.

4331 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Store Hours are 7:00 AM – 10 PM 7 days a week.

(323) 348-4052.


Follow them at: @hotandcoolcafe



Crenshaw Business Spotlight: MORRIS MEDIA STUDIOS


Morris Media Studios (MMS) is a family operated media studio located in the heart of the Leimert Park/Crenshaw district. The company was started by radio vet Felicia “The Poetess” Morris and built by her dad, radio legend Johnny Morris. Together, the two share over 75 years of experience in the broadcast and entertainment business. MMS provides professional recording and live streaming services for podcasting, Internet radio shows, voice-over and instructional videos. They offer high quality services with rates that fit just about any budget. 

Check our website for more information!



Crenshaw Business Spotlight: BANANA TREE UNIFORMS


Banana Tree School Uniforms has been serving the needs of parents & students in the greater Los Angeles area since 1993. According to Founder Dale Franklin, this family-owned and operated retailer was established with the dual purpose of treating customers with dignity while offering prices they can afford. At Banana Tree, students and parents can find a wide range of school uniforms for grades pre-K through high school in all sizes. They have a large inventory of quality polos, jumpers, pants, shorts, blazers, and accessories including ties made from durable poly cotton and polyester fabrics. Custom embroidery is also available. Banana Tree is located at 4307 Crenshaw Boulevard just south of Homeland Avenue. Parking is available on Crenshaw, within Leimert Park, and on adjacent streets.

Store Hours are 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday – Friday, Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00PM

Banana Tree School Uniforms

4307 Crenshaw Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90008

(323) 296-0938



Crenshaw Business Spotlight: CRENSHAW MEDICAL CENTER


Crenshaw Medical Center is a fully functional multi-specialty clinic urgent care center located at 5141 Crenshaw Boulevard.  The doctors and staff perform a variety of outpatient surgeries including hernia, appendix, thyroid, breast disorders, and a variety of cancer procedures.

The clinic was founded in 2008 by Dr. Gudata Hinika, a board certified surgeon and native of Oroma Ehiopia.  As a young physician, he had the distinction of serving as a chief surgical resident at King/Drew University Hospital in Los Angeles.  Since 2004, he has also served as the Chief of Trauma, General and Critical Care Surgery at California Hospital, the busiest private trauma center in Los Angeles.  Dr. Hinika received his medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed his General Surgery residency at Martin Luther King Hospital.

Recognizing the need to alleviate adverse health conditions in under-served communities, Dr. Hinika along with his staff are committed to providing the Crenshaw district and surrounding communities with a safe,clean environment utilizing the latest surgical technology and procedures.  They accept a wide range of insurance plans. Please call for more information.


Call (323)545-9288 to schedule appointment

Crenshaw Medical Center

5141 Crenshaw Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90043





Founded by Dr. John D. Hardy in 1964, Angeles Vista Pet Medical Center, located at 4414 Crenshaw Boulevard, is a full-service, state of the art, veterinary medical & surgical hospital that provides compassionate and personalized animal care to the Greater Los Angeles Area. Angeles Vista offers a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories while providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care to animals. Dr. Hardy’s son, Dr. John M. Hardy, continues the family legacy by operating alongside a staff of friendly, licensed and highly trained professionals eager to help and the facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house x-ray capabilities, and a closely supervised hospitalization area. Other services include: diagnostic & therapeutic services, anesthesia, internal medicine consultations, ECG services, dentistry, laboratory, and microchip identification implantation. Not only does Angeles Vista Pet Medical treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but also helps you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy. Founded on the idea that one should not have to leave their community to receive the best possible animal care, they are located on Crenshaw Boulevard, just south of Vernon Avenue. 

Office hours are 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday - Friday. 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Saturday.

They are located at:  
4414 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90043 
Phone: (323) 292­-0387

Email: [email protected] 


Crenshaw Business Spotlight: CRENSHAW FAMILY DENTISTRY


Crenshaw Slauson Family Dentistry, established in 1987 has been  providing compassionate and personalized dental care to the Crenshaw  Community for nearly 30 years. Dr. William Faulkner and his staff are  friendly, licensed and highly trained professionals eager to help and answer  your questions on general, cosmetic and family dentistry.  They offer a full service, state­ of­ the art dental practice. 

Dr. Faulkner received his doctorate degree from the Howard University  College of Dentistry. He continued his training receiving certification in  Laser Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Faulkner has  completed continuing education consistent with the latest developments that modern dentistry has to offer today.   

Their mission is that we do not have to leave our community to receive the best possible dental care for our families. Dr.Faulkner is also certified in the placement of LUMINEERS, the "NO INJECTION VENEERS" and is a member of the LUMINEER SMILE  DESIGN PROGRAM.  He is also certified in INVISALIGN to invisibly  straighten teeth without braces.

Office hours are 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday - Thursday.

Professional affiliations include: American Dental Association, California  Dental Association, Los Angeles Dental Association, National Dental  Society, and Angel City Dental Association.

They are located at:  
3250 W. Slauson Ave
Los Angeles, California 90043 
Phone: (323) 292­-0231


Crenshaw Business Spotlight: CRENSHAW YOGA & DANCE STUDIO


Crenshaw Yoga & Dance was founded in 2004 by Ms. Kar Lee Young, who saw a need for yoga in the area and decided to create a unique space where the community can gather to practice.

Located between 54th and 57th at 5426 Crenshaw Blvd, Crenshaw Yoga’s 4 studio spaces are available for public use, private parties, events and workshops. Rooms for rent include: Front Studio, Office Rental Space, Annex Rentals Space, Multipurpose Room. As the first yoga studio in the Crenshaw Community, Kar Lee Young has made it her mission to encourage community to learn, maintain and value a healthy lifestyle and recognize the joy within. In addition to affordable yoga and dance workouts, health education classes are also held at the studio. They cover a wide range of topics, including a program specifically for children’s wellness and fitness.

The class schedule is as follows: 

Monday: Yoga For Everyone, Zumba, Warm Room Yoga
Tuesday: Mindful Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Beginners
Wednesday: Yoga Plus, Mindfulness+Breath+Movement, Warm Room Vinyasa Flow
Friday: Yoga PlusThursday: Mindful Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Upbeat Flow, Deep Stretch Yoga
Saturday: Zumba, Yoga for Beginners, Spoken Yoga
Sunday: Chakra Meditation

Their hours are 8:00 AM-8:30 PM Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 AM-8:30 PM Tuesday and Thursday, 8:45 AM-2:15 PM Saturday , and 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Sunday.

Crenshaw Yoga Studio
5426 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 294-7148
[email protected]


Crenshaw Business Spotlight: MILES COPY CENTER


Miles Copy Center is open and available to provide area businesses and residents with a clean, comfortable environment for their printing, copying and mail needs.  They’re located at 5449 Crenshaw Boulevard just north of 57th Street

Miles Copy Center is committed to providing a customer-centered environment with affordable pricing.  The management and staff are knowledgeable, value all customers, and are focused on meeting and exceeding their print, digital and mail service needs.

Their services include:

  • Copying

  • Computer rental

  • Printing 

  • Faxing

  • Scanning

  • Conference Room Rental
  • Lamination

  • Notary service

  • Mailbox rental

  • Business card design & printing

They currently serve the Crenshaw District and surrounding areas including Park Mesa, Hyde Park, Windsor Hills and View Park.  Their hours are 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday.

Miles Copy Center

5449 Crenshaw Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90043

(323) 903-5778



Crenshaw Business Spotlight: CRENSHAW MONTESSORI ACADEMY


Founded in 1977, Crenshaw Montessori Academy (CMA) is a preschool and kindergarten offering advanced individualized Montessori style teaching for children ages 2-6. Crenshaw Montessori Academy is a space where learning is natural and the teacher and environment work together to prepare children for adolescence.

Following the Montessori approach, the teacher serves not only as an educator, but also a mentor, model and guide. Aware of each student’s progress, the teacher is able to offer guidance and challenge students to master key concepts and skills with a hands on approach. The teachers encourage children’s interaction with their environment to inspire independent learning. At Crenshaw Montessori Academy, you will see your child grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. The school operates Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 6:00 pm and Piano classes are held 8:00 am to 2:00pm on Saturday.  Currently, CMA employs 3 full-time staff and 37 students attend. CMA is located on the east side of Crenshaw Boulevard at 4914 S. Crenshaw Boulevard.

So far I feel great about my decision to send my daughter to Crenshaw Montessori. However, so far my child has learned so much within the little time she’s been there-I’m very impressed. Also, I know a few cases where alumni from Crenshaw Montessori always place a grade or two ahead when enrolling into an elementary school. There are preschoolers that are already doing addition and subtraction!


Crenshaw Montessori Academy

4914 S. Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90043 
Phone: (323) 296-4611

Email:  [email protected]

They are open Monday through Friday 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM