Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What Businesses Do You Want?

At the Monrovia Area Partnership Walnut Avenue block party on Aug. 20, the Redevelopment/Economic Development (R/ED) Team asked attendees what types of businesses they want to see in town.

Of the 30 people who voted:

6 want a Bookstore
5 want a Beauty and Make-up Store, such as Bath and Body Works or Aveda
4 want a Housewares Store, such as Cost Plus or Pier One
2 want a Gaming Store, such as EB Gamestore
2 want a National Clothing Store, such as Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters
1 wants a Wine Store, and
10 people wrote in a specific business, which included:
  • Whole Foods
  • Bob's Big Boy
  • See's Candy
  • Wal-Mart
Other write-ins included things such as "job producing businesses," "aerospace manufacturing" and an "aquatic center."

Community members ate hot dogs, played a water balloon toss
and visited booths at the Aug. 20 Walnut Avenue block party.

Have more ideas? Contact our R/ED Team at