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Memorializing Our Favorite Local Spots Lost To The Pandemic




A closed Fry's Electronic store is seen on February 24, 2021 in Manhattan Beach, California. - Fry's Electronics, a longtime US retail group known for selling computers and accessories, abruptly shut down its 31 stores on February 24, 2021, citing the pandemic and changes to retailing.
A closed Fry's Electronic store is seen on February 24, 2021 in Manhattan Beach, California. - Fry's Electronics, a longtime US retail group known for selling computers and accessories, abruptly shut down its 31 stores on February 24, 2021, citing the pandemic and changes to retailing.
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While we've been fortunate to hear many stories of the resilience of businesses through the pandemic, sadly others have not been so lucky. From restaurants to gyms to movie theaters to retail shops and beyond, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who can't tell you one place they loved that had to close during the pandemic. In a recent photo essay for the nonprofit publication Capital & Main, Los Angeles based photographer Ted Soqui went out to capture some of the places in Southern California that fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

Today on AirTalk, we want to hear from you -- what beloved local business or landmark closed down in your neighborhood? What made it special to you? Join our live conversation by calling us at 866-893-5722

Guest:

Elina Shatkin, food editor for LAist; she tweets @elinashatkin