LITTLE ETHIOPIA LOS ANGELES
Little Ethiopia is the stretch of Fairfax Avenue in the Pico/Robertson neighborhood in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California, part of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council, northeast of the Crestview neighborhood, northwest of the Picfair Village district, east of the Carthay Square district and west of Wilshire Vista district. The area has a high concentration of Ethiopian businesses and restaurants, as well as a significant concentration of residents of Ethiopian and Eritrean ancestry.
Little Ethiopia dates back to the early 1990s. This stretch of Fairfax Avenue used to be occupied by Jewish businesses, as the Fairfax District to the north is now. Ethiopian and Eritrean businesses and restaurants have begun appearing on Washington Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and National Boulevard in Culver City, less than a mile to the south of Little Ethiopia.
For many years, and even by some people to this today, the neighborhood has been known as South Fairfax. In 2004, former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn officially bestowed the name "Little Ethiopia" on the neighborhood