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.
Contact Info

3019 Pico Blvd #4
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Monthly Board Meeting

The PIO Board of Directors meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month in Virginia Ave Park. Click to view the meeting agenda, here

PIO BYLAWS 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. 


Vote! #MostLovedSM

 Vote now for your favorite Pico Blvd businesses!

 * Cafe * Bar * Spa * Salon * Farmers Market * Organic Store

* Kid Space * Entertainment Venue * New Business * Specialty Shop 

* Restaurant * Gallery * Service * Fitness Studio  

VOTE HERE: www.surveymonkey.com/s/mostlovedSM2015


Enter to win some fabulous prizes + gift certificates from our local businesses by voting!

 Contest ends February 28 & winners will be announced in April 2015.

Post your pics of most loved SM businesses

@BuyLocalSM (Instagram, Facebook + Twitter)  



Contest Sponsors: City of Santa Monica, Buy Local Santa Monica, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, SM Daily Press, Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Merchants, Pico Improvement Organization, Montana Merchants Association, Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier. Results tabulated with the help of Santa Monica High School Statistics Class. 


Local Happenings on Pico Blvd

For a list of events along Pico Boulevard, check out our Events page. With everything from mixers to art openings, the Pico Improvement Organization can connect you to local happenings.


Holiday Hop Along Pico: Saturday, December 6th 12pm-6pm

Spread some holiday cheer at Holiday Hop Along Pico held on Saturday, December 6th. Join us for refreshments, entertainment, shopping specials, and much more! We will also be accepting donations of canned goods for Westside Food Bank. Check out our Holiday Hop Schedule and Specials for December shopping and dining and the photo gallery.



Miracle on 34th Street, Toy Drive & Fundraiser: Sunday, December 7th 6:00pm

Upper West Restaurant holds its holiday fundraiser and toy drive on December 7th, in benefit of Miracles for Kids. Their mission is to improve the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses. 50% of the proceeds from this event will benefit Miracles for Kids. RSVP today!


5 Course Dinner at Upper West: Thursday, September 18th 7:00pm

Enjoy a spectacular 5 course dinner paired by Executive Chef Nick Shipp at Upper West!