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Grand Avenue in Escondido #15, 2021-02-06

Identifier: togetherApart-269_T

Scope and Contents

These images are of Grand Avenue in Escondido. In an effort to keep local businesses afloat, the parking lane of Grand Avenue has been closed off with concrete barriers, allowing businesses to set up outdoor dining. Businesses and artists have painted the concrete barriers, creating small outdoor murals that run along 3 or 4 blocks on both sides of the street. The center lane of Grand Avenue is now given over to parking, with traffic moving along the left lane. Despite the efforts of the city, there seem to be a number of vacant storefronts, indicating businesses that have gone under in the past year. Image is of a signage on the door of O'Sullivan's Irish Pub. The sign on the Pub reads: "We thank you for your continued support!" "As you know we have been ordered "shut down" three (3) times now starting with the original shut down order on March 16, 2020." "After having to lay off our entire staff each time you can understand that you do not just turn on the switch and reponen the next day. Governor Newsom has recently reopened patio dining, and we are now setting up to do just that." "We want it done right which includes restocking food supplies which spoiled due to the previous closures." "With that said..... We look forward to seeing you again Febuary 8, 2021 on our repon date!!!" "Come thirsty!"


  • Other: 2021-02-06


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Most textual materials are written in English. Some textual materials also have some Spanish-language writing. Most video and audio materials are English-language.

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From the Collection: 1.57 Gigabytes

From the Collection: 3 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the CSUSM Special Collections Repository

California State University San Marcos Library
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