Friday, April 19, 2013

Positive Press for Monrovia's Economic Development Efforts

Hot Off the Press: League of California Cities highlights Monrovia's Economic Development efforts in a post-redevelopment world.

Here's the link

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lease Me: Paragon

While the residential units at the Paragon Luxury Apartments are nearly 100 percent filled, there are still a couple retail spaces available. And what's not to love about these sites: they have a built in customer base from the Paragon, they are located at the entrance to Old Town, and they have a free parking structure for customers.

 To lease it, call Marie Taylor at 626-204-1520.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Retail Space for Rent

L & G Boutique closed recently, leaving behind a 750 sq ft site. This charming retail space is in the 300 block of Myrtle Avenue - the heart of Old Town - and ripe for a retailer.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Old Town Businesses Support Monrovia Day Celebration

Old Town businesses are spotlighted during this promotional video for the Monrovia Day Pancake Breakfast and festival.

From the science of software to the science of vegetables: Meet John Tanner

Death can change people. Just ask John Tanner. This local businessman suffered a near-fatal cardiac arrest three years ago. Since then, he has used that experience to not just change himself, but to try to change the world, one person at a time.

Mr. Tanner, the founder of software design company-Tanner Research in Monrovia, has been channeling his efforts into the science of eating healthy by creating a non-profit organization, NuSci. The non-profit group provides access to literature, cooking tips and workshops. 

One of the workshops will be at 6:30 p.m. on April 25 at the  Monrovia High School. It will feature the documentary movie, Forks Over Knives, released in 2011. Mr. Tanner will briefly introduce the film as containing information that could have saved him from his heart attack. He will then show the 90 minute movie, and follow with a question and answer session with Dr. Matt Lederman, one of the doctors featured in the movie. The event will end with some food tasting in the lobby to show how delicious truly healthy food can be. More information is available here.

While the diet he stresses - that of no meat, no dairy, and no oil - may be hard to digest for meat eaters, bacon fanatics and cheese lovers, Mr. Tanner said the ultimate goals are to improve your health, extend your life, get you to your healthy weight and keep you there, prevent and reverse heart disease and minimize cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, acne, and many other diseases.

To learn more about NuSci, visit their website at can even check out a few pieces of literature just by stepping food into the Tanner Research Lobby at 825 S. Myrtle Avenue.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Local Salon Looks to Set Guinness Book of World Records

Old Town's Xylem Salon and Spa - which recently underwent a renovation - will participate in a global 24-hour cut-a-thon on Earth Day, April 22.  

Aveda stylists in salons worldwide – from Tokyo, to Sydney, Moscow, London, New York and Monrovia – will volunteer their time to offer haircuts in return for a donation to Earth Month.  The aim is to set a Guinness World Record for most money raised for a charity by haircuts in a 24-hour period. 

Xylem Salon and Spa has set a fundraising goal. This event is part of a global effort by the Aveda network of beauty professionals to raise $5 million for clean water in April 2013.  

To participate, book an appointment at:  

Xylem Salon and Spa
198 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA. 91016