Let’s Shop Local in Topanga Canyon

Topanga Canyon has been closed since March 11 due to a massive landslide at postmile 1.8 on Route 27, covering part of Topanga Canyon Boulevard. With safety risks like cracked boulders and unstable hillside posing major threats to clean-up crews, authorities say the area will likely not be cleared until fall … and that’s if all goes to plan.

This means you can access Topanga Canyon from the Valley side, but it effectively dead ends at Grand View Drive (just past Topanga Library) and is closed all the way to Pacific Coast Highway. Commuters on the Malibu side can no longer access Topanga Canyon, which is putting a major strain on those small Topanga Canyon businesses, now struggling to survive.

So, let’s show our support! There are so many cool restaurants and shops to visit, and the one slight silver lining in all this is that people who live in the Valley can now take advantage of the canyon not being so congested with traffic. When does that ever happen?

While you cruise across Mulholland to Topanga Canyon, here are a few local businesses to add to your itinerary:

Busto and Sun (15 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd.) – Custom handmade Italian hatware

Canyon Bistro & Wine Bar (120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd #119) – local dining destination crafting French and American cuisine

Canyon Gourmet (120 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd.)  – specialty food and local grocery store

Endless Color (123 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd.) – Pizza and organic food restaurant

Hidden Treasures(154 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd.) – Vintage clothing and thrift store

Topanga Art Tile (137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd.) – Custom tile murals and creative ceramic design

Topanga Creek General Store (141 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd.) – quaint establishment offering a variety of goods, services and unique finds

For the latest updated and continued monitoring of the situation, visit the Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness.

Stay safe, shop local and let’s support Topanga Canyon business owners!