Welcome to PIO
  1. The PIO is committed to promote business and commerce within the Santa Monica Pico Blvd Business Improvement area.
  2. The PIO is committed to promote goodwill between the business community and the residential areas immediately adjacent to the Boulevard.

Informational Video:

Contact Info

3019 Pico Blvd #4
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Monthly Board Meeting

The PIO Board of Directors meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at Virginia Avenue Park. For the meeting agenda, click here.

Our Partners

The Pico Boulevard district in the City of Santa Monica contains a growing number of attractions, businesses, art galleries, one-of-a-kind clothing boutiques, coffee shops, and more. A zone of small clubs, cafés, Trader Joe's, and the critically acclaimed restaurants Upper West, Valentino, and Lares are found along the Eastern sector of the boulevard; while Vidiots, Bowlmor Santa Monica Bowling Lanes, Shutters on the Beach, Casa del Mar and the Viceroy hotels mark Pico's western terminus.

Major landmarks include the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, McCabe's Guitar Shop, the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica College and Santa Monica High School. 


Holiday Hop Along Pico - Join the fun on Saturday, December 5




Acapillow Home Furnishings is celebrating their landmark 20th Anniversary!

Peter and Eleanor Path are very proud to celebrate Acapillow Home Furnishings’ landmark 20th Anniversary!  

The Path family has a long history of operating businesses in Santa Monica for over 100 years!   The soft goods sold at their store are made in Santa Monica and their furniture is locally sourced as well.

Peter and Eleanor actively support local community groups such as the Buy Local - Santa Monica, Friends of Sunset Park, the SAMOHI Viking Fund, and KCRW.  They also do fundraising for a variety of non-profits, local charities, and silent auctions.  Peter gives back to the community by being an active board member of the Pico Improvement Organization (PIO).  Also, during the month of December, they’ll be hosting a Canned Food Drive Donation drop-off at their store to help their neighbors in need.


Please come join us and celebrate with great live music, food, and drinks!

When: Saturday, December 5th - 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Acapillow Home Furnishings, 3030 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405 - 310.399.7309 - acapillow.com

Live Entertainment:

Jim Brobeck, a Folk / Blues / Eco-mantra Weissenborn guitar and harmonica master whose music has an emphasis on environmental issues. (https://www.youtube.com/user/localworld)

Singer / songwriter Angie Neff’s sultry folk tunes

Singer / songwriter / teacher / pop guitarist Jim Harmon

For the girls, the very talented Jake Davis Band (jakedavisband.com)

Open Mic with various local musical talent 

“Steve’s Machine Empire” by artist / inventor Steve Craig (stevesmachines.com)

Food: Smoke City BBQ On Wheels (smokecitybbq.com)

Beer: Santa Monica Brew Works (santamonicabrewworks.com)

Canned Food Drive Donation Drop-Off



Vidiots Fest - 30th Anniversary Celebration 

Vidiots presents a series of events November 10-15 to celebrate 30 years!


Upper West Restaurant - Opening Reception for Emily Van Horn

Upper West presents the Fall Art Opening Reception for artist Emily Van Horn's "Transformative Presence" on Sunday, October 25 from 4-7pm. 


Calling All Pico Merchants!

Buy Local Give Local Week 2015 is a celebration of our businesses who support the community. We need your help to join us in support of SAMO Viking Fund. Great PR and press! BUY LOCAL GIVE LOCAL TODAY (August 31st) is the deadline for merchant participation -- wait no longer!