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. 


Pico Branch Library: Grand Opening!

We hope to see you this Saturday, June 28 at the grand opening of the new Pico Branch Library at Virginia Avenue Park. From 11 am to 4 pm, there will be lots of fun for adults and children, with the program beginning at 11 am and with the ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 11:30 am. An array of music, poetry, library tours, children's crafts workshops and giveaways, including refreshments and library bags with items from Pico merchants to be given to the first 300 adults who visit the Buy Local/Pico Improvement Organization (PIO) booth. And adults and children will also take home bookmarks specially produced for the community event. Ready, set, read!


The PIO at the 2014 Santa Monica Festival

PIO Board Chair Robert Kronovet and his daughter Arielle promoting Pico Blvd at the Santa Monica Festival on June 14.  Shop, Dine, Play on Pico in Santa Monica!
For more event photos, check out our gallery.

Most Loved Santa Monica 2014 Winners!

The winners of the Most Loved Santa Monica survey have been announced. Congratulations to the winners on Pico Blvd!

Most Loved Business on Pico Boulevard
Trader Joe's

Be sure to check out Santa Monica's other favorites at Buy Local SM.

Pico Spring Mixer: Wednesday, March 19th 5:30-7:00pm

Pico Spring Mixer held on Wednesday, March 19th is the first mixer of 2014 hosted by PIO. Join us for refreshments, door prizes, and more!

Don't miss the Pico Spring Mixer, the first mixer of 2014 hosted by PIO. Join us for refreshments, door prizes, and more! This event will be held at Vidiots on Wednesday, March 19 at 5:30 pm.


Opening Reception for Artist Vicki McClay: Sunday, March 9th 4:00-7:00pm

Show your support for Pico and local artists! Join us for the opening reception of Santa Monica artist Vicki McClay. The reception will be held at Upper West on Pico Blvd. For more details, contact The Beach Vault at (310) 899-4422.

Join us for the opening reception of Vicki McClay's "Latitudes"