Business Spotlight / April 17, 2018 Waffles de Liege: Not Your Momma’s Belgian Waffle

By Emily G. Peters It’s chewy, caramelized and crowned with a melty scoop of ice cream. It’s Waffles de Liege—and they’re coming for your sweet tooth. Owned by Lawrence Tai and George Wu, Waffles de Liege started as a food truck before landing its Old Town Pasadena storefront in 2017. Tai, who studied mechanical engineering,...

Business Spotlight / April 10, 2018 Where the Styled Things Are: Homage Pasadena

By Emily G. Peters Pay one visit to Homage in Old Town Pasadena and you’ll wonder why you’ve been wasting your time looking for gift inspiration elsewhere. Owned by designer Jill Pearson and her husband Bill, the selections here prove Pearson has taste to spare. “I worked for a retail entrepreneur that was a mentor...

Business Spotlight / April 3, 2018 New Croissant on the Block: Wheat Shop

By Emily G. Peters Space is a luxury in ever-growing Old Town Pasadena, where you’re fortunate to find an open chair at the more popular weekend spots. New bakery Wheat Shop is changing all that with plenty of room for your laptop, latte, and perhaps a couple of friends thrown in, too. Founded in 2016,...

Business Spotlight / March 26, 2018 From Croatia, With Love: Cafe LuMar

By Emily G. Peters Until the last decade, Croatia has largely flown under the radar in popular culture. And while California boasts one of the more significant Croatian American populations in the United States, its cuisine also remains lesser known—that is, except to those who have dined at Cafe LuMar in Monrovia. The inconspicuous cafe...

Business Spotlight / March 20, 2018 Lemon Drop Cookie Shop

By Emily G. Peters Lent is nearly over—and for some that means sugar is back on the menu in a big way. Fortunately, Monrovia’s Lemon Drop Cookie Shop has been supplying the sugar fix with its custom gourmet cookies since 2012. “Having a family that prefers anything other than cakes, I went in search of...

Business Spotlight / March 13, 2018 Folia Collective: Pasadena’s Plant Shop

  By Emily G. Peters If you’ve never been able to keep a plant alive for longer than a week, fear not: no one at Folia Collective is going to judge you. They might, however, suggest one or two ways you can revive your inner sanctum of greenery without going mad. Created by Pasadena-based photographer...

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Business Profile: Smitten on Paper
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Business Profile: Smitten on Paper

    By Gus Herrera Smitten on Paper’s team of designers have been transforming their client’s dreams and inspirations into beautiful custom stationery for more than a decade. Although they specialize in wedding invitations, the business is capable of satisfying all of a bride’s custom needs throughout the entire process of their special day: from…

Business Profile: Photoworks by Rick
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Business Profile: Photoworks by Rick

    By Gus Herrera Rick Keshishi, owner of Photoworks by Rick in Monrovia, has always been intellectually geared towards everything mechanical. “I was always a thinker, for everything, but especially electronics,” he reveals. Growing up, his uncle owned a store, similar to his (albeit without the wealth of modern digital technology), so he had…

Business Profile: Wil’s Sport and Tackle
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Business Profile: Wil’s Sport and Tackle

      By Gus Herrera Wil Fitzpatrick, owner of Wil’s Sport and Tackle, is Monrovia’s very own fishing guru. Since 2012, the store has been a sanctuary for local fisherman to procure equipment, maintain their tools, and exchange fish tales. Wil’s carries everything a fisherman would need: reels, fresh and saltwater bait/tackle, hooks, sea-sickness…

Business Profile: Big Leaguer Baseball
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Business Profile: Big Leaguer Baseball

      By Gus Herrera Coach Daniel J. Flores, owner of Big Leaguer Baseball, is a former pro who trains clients with the professionalism of a major league staff. Already having had an impressive career playing professionally in Sweden, Mexico, and the US, Flores is now translating his knowledge and expertise into a successful…

Business Profile: Highlander Pet Center
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Business Profile: Highlander Pet Center

      By Gus Herrera Highlander Pet Center’s owner, Jill Jungheim’s has had lifelong passion for animals. Growing up, she kept a myriad of pets: cats, dogs, birds, fish, lizards, mice, and even a squirrel, “You’d think we lived on a farm, but I was raised in Hollywood,” said Jungheim. After spending years on…

Business Profile: The Fountain Pen Shop Inc.
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Business Profile: The Fountain Pen Shop Inc.

  By Gus Herrera The Fountain Pen Shop Inc. has been repairing and selling pens since 1922. A true family operation, owner and president Fred Krinke’s grandfather started the business with a partner after moving to Southern California from New Jersey. Krinke’s father took over the business in 1940, retired in 1975, and since then…

Business Profile: The Dollmaker’s Kattywompus
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Business Profile: The Dollmaker’s Kattywompus

  By Gus Herrera   The Dollmaker’s Kattywompus is one of the most unique businesses in the San Gabriel Valley. Operated by the sister trio of Pam Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Ranger, and Cindy Ranger, this year will mark the store’s 25th anniversary with the Monrovia community. Originally known as just The Dollmaker’s, a tribute to the…

Business Profile: Centre Stage Inc.
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Business Profile: Centre Stage Inc.

  By Gus Herrera Centre Stage Inc. is a non-profit community theatre company based in Monrovia. Founded in 2000 with the belief that “everyone deserves a chance to discover the joys of music and theatre,” the company creates opportunities for local youth and adults to participate in high-quality theatre productions led by a passionate, experienced…

Business Profile: Ten Thousand Villages
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Business Profile: Ten Thousand Villages

By Gus Herrera Ten Thousand Villages in Pasadena is re-defining gift giving. A non-profit retail store selling “handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serve-ware, and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East,” they are built upon the principles of fair trade. The…

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