Light Up Melrose Avenue!

We are a collection of restaurants and businesses located in the heart of the Melrose Arts District in a section we like to call “Melrose Centro.” We are looking to bring a touch of class, warmth, and safety to our block, spanning from Vista St. to Gardner St., by installing festive across-the-street string lights (see the rendering above). We believe this will make this restaurant-filled section (from Spartina & NoMoo, to Rocketship Coffee, Kaiser’s Juicery, Melrose Umbrella Co., Umbrella taCO., Blackbird Pizza Shop, E.A.K. Ramen and Antonio’s) more welcoming and inviting to visitors and neighbors alike.

Ultimately, our end goal is to see ALL of the Melrose Arts District tastefully lit from Fairfax to Highland! We’d like to continue adding lights east and west as funding continues from residents, neighbors, business owners, property owners and fans of this historic stretch. We have the full support from the Melrose BID who will be matching funding for this initial pilot project, and of the Council Office.

The total cost to light one block is $9500. Whatever we're able to raise in donations, the BID will match to get to $9500. That covers the supplies, the permits, the installation, the maintenance over the years and removal down the road. We received several quotes from professional lighting companies and this was the most competitive.

Please join us in bringing the heart of Melrose back to life. Any size contribution will help. Our street and its businesses have suffered greatly this year and we believe this new lighting will go a long way towards making the street prettier, more vibrant and safer.  Many thanks!


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    • $200 
    • 11 d
  • Stephen Kalt 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Austin Melrose 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Christopher Brandon  
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Luis Ulloa 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team (2)

Austin Melrose 
Raised $370 from 4 donations
Los Angeles, CA
Kim Sudhalter 
Team member
Raised $400 from 4 donations
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