Much like Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and Thai Town, the Salvadoran community needed a place to call their own. In the summer of 2012, community members came together to register an area south of downtown near the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Vermont Avenue as the El Salvador Corridor. The Corridor serves as a physical space for Salvadorans to feel affirmed in their place in Los Angeles, as well as a symbolic representation of their strength and unity as a people. Vibrant Salvadoran imagery and murals can be seen on street poles and business walls, visually claiming the neighborhood as uniquely theirs. The smell of pupusas and yuca frita reminds the community that their heritage is alive and well here.