Pico Boulevard has been quieter than usual since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, but Amorette Brooms’ Queen Boutique, a tiny storefront west of La Brea Avenue, has been busy.
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When Los Angeles reopened following stay-at-home orders, Amorette Brooms pivoted to houseplants. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
The self-proclaimed “Mid-Wilshire girl” grew up in the neighborhood and has sold fashion accessories at her boutique for more than a decade.
But when the safer-at-home order was issued in March, Brooms was forced to pack up her accessories, close her store and try to