Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Snail's Pace Arrives in Monrovia

                                                                Photo by Aaron Smith
It's official. A Snail's Pace Running Shop is open for business in Monrovia. Located in one of the store fronts at the Paragon Luxury Apartments in Old Town, the running store opened last Sunday.

This is the company's fourth location in addition to Brea, Laguna Hills and Fountain Valley. A Snail's Pace was founded in 1979, and specializes in running and walking gear.

They are located at 750 S. Myrtle Avenue, and can be reached at (626)471-9101.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Monrovia launches Online Business Resource Center

altWant to bring your business to Monrovia but don't know where to start? Do you want to expand your business but you need guidance through the process?

In an effort to answer these questions, Monrovia's Redevelopment/Economic Development Team launched its Online Business Resource Center on June 16.

Scroll around and see what Monrovia can do for your business.

What businesses do you want to see?

During Monrovia’s 125 Birthday Celebration, the Redevelopment/Economic Development Team took a tally from residents to determine what businesses they want to see in Monrovia. We took the businesses from our “Hit List,” developed by the Vision 2015 Committee, and also gave participants an opportunity to write in other businesses they would like to see. In total, there were 125 participants.

Residents participate in the
Monrovia Day Event on May 14.

And the survey says:

Business                                 Tally
Bookstore                                36
Wine Store                               6
Beauty/Make-Up Store               4
Gaming Store                           7
Women’s Speciality Store          6                     
Distinctive Apparel                     9
Houseware Store                     15
Speciality Store                        9
Other                                       33

Residents placed their votes on the
above board during Monrovia Day.

The “Other” stores that were written in included:
Crate and Barrel
Whole Foods
Jamba Juice
Garden Shops
Candy Store
Aardvark or other vintage thrift store
Fishing Store
Super Wal-Mart

Council gives Economic Development Action Plan stamp of approval

Monrovia's first Economic Development Action Plan was approved unanimously by the Monrovia City Council on April 5, 2011. The Plan, prepared by the "R/ED Team" -- which is the City's Redevelopment and Economic Development Team -- focuses on ways to attract, retain and grow local businesses.

Among it's highlights include:

To read the action plan in full, click here.