This is the Spring Arcade Building in Downtown LA. Sometimes, the ground floor is completely empty these days, or at least empty except for a security guard. Other times, as in this photo, there are a few people walking through. The ground floor is occupied by restaurants and bars, most of which are closed, though a few are still offering takeout. When the city started shutting down, the building printed a flyer listing which restaurants were still operating; one the copies of it in the buildings elevators, people gradually crossed out most of them in Sharpie. While the city looks less busy but not radically different from my window up above—cars still drive down Main Street, people still walk down Spring—the disappearance of retail from a neighborhood which is deeply shaped by it has been dramatic.