CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — With CicLAvia coming to Culver City this weekend, businesses are gearing up for the flood of foot and bike traffic – but one beloved institution was threatening for the day.
Sunday will be the 14th CicLAvia in Los Angeles since the event began in the area in 2010, but Tito’s Tacos owner Lynne Davidson was unhappy about the specter of road closures that CicLAvia requires.
“My concern is that my regular customers are not going to be able to get here,” Davidson said. “I have customers that come on the weekends from as far away as San Diego, Ventura, Santa Barbara.”
Davidson had even gone as far as to go to the City Council and ask that her customers be allowed access to the roadway. But she evidently changed her mind.
“Many of Tito’s Tacos employees take public transportation and ride their bicycles to work every day for convenience and health reasons,” the restaurant said in a post on Facebook Friday. “We will be OPEN on Sunday, August 9th, from 10am to 10pm. Temporary bike racks will be provided by CicLAvia for cyclists right next to Tito’s Tacos on Tuller Ave. We look forward to seeing you and we love you!”
CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice shuts down Washington Boulevard at National and continues west on Washington Place, crosses north onto Centinela, and west again on Venice Boulevard, ending at Grand and Pacific in Venice. The event is free and starts and 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.