On October 5, the San Pedro community came out to celebrate the grand unveiling of the new “Historic Little Italy” district on 6th Street in Downtown San Pedro. “Subway Soprano” Emily Zamourka performed, while speakers like actor Joe Mantegna, Supervisor Janice Hahn, former CA Assemblyman Mike Gatto, and Councilman Joe Buscaino added context to the festivities. Popular Italian businesses like Buono’s Pizza and A-1 Italian Deli are expected to open new storefronts in the district, along with other new Italian-themed businesses. Future plans for concerts, open-air markets and theatrical productions could begin as soon as the end of the year. (photos: John Mattera Photography)
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