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More than half of the 300+ restaurants, shops, and services in Old Pasadena are independent businesses that are found “Only in Old Pas.”  Our roster also includes a few regional businesses that embody that same indie spirit.  Look for the “Only in Old Pas” stamp to identify what makes Old Pasadena unique and special. 

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    Founded in 2011, 21 Choices Frozen Yogurt serves fresh frozen yogurts with flavors that change daily. Guests can personalize their yogurt by choosing from a wide array of delicious add-ins that include brownies, pretzels, animal cookies, nuts, and fresh fruit.

     

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    Better than brand new, 2nd Street offers truly unique clothing items in premium, second-hand condition that can’t be found just anywhere. Shop or sell with 2nd STREET for new on-trend looks and be part of an environmental movement -- every reusable and second-hand purchase reduces the waste of unnecessary resources and landfill.

    The Old Pasadena location is only the second one in the United States; the Japanese-based company opened its first U.S. store on LA's Melrose Avenue earlier in 2018. The store features several thousand items at any given point, including men’s and women’s clothing and fashion accessories from well-known international brands and famous Japanese brand-names such as Comme des Garçons, A Bathing Ape, and Hysteric Glamour.

     

     

  • Named for the days when it served well drinks for $.35, the 35er Bar became a Route 66 mainstay after opening in 1963. Family-owned and operated since then, the bar features more than a dozen beer varieties on tap with a strong focus on local and regional breweries; more beer options are served up in cans and bottles. A small menu of simple pub grub (nachos, fish ‘n’ chips, chicken wings, chili cheese fries) helps fuel the libation consumption. Numerous televisions keep you up to date on sporting events.

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    At Active Stretch Therapy, they help alleviate your muscle tension, increase your range of motion, and improve your flexibility and athletic performance through the best assistive stretching available.

    Don't let tight or sore muscles limit your mobility or hinder sports performance. Soothe body pains and offer relief for your joints and muscles with assisted stretch therapy today!

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    From chef/owners Vanessa and Thomas Tilaka Kalb, Agnes Restaurant and Cheesery is inspired by the timeless tradition of gathering around a table with loved ones to share good food, good drinks, and of course, excellent cheese. Rooted in classic American regional cooking, the menu takes an honest and elevated approach to nostalgia and comfort. Located on tree-lined Green Street, the restaurant is housed in the former horse stable of the Pasadena Fire Department built in 1922. Architect Oonagh Ryan/ORA designed the space to include a large, outdoor patio in the back, the main dining room overlooking the open kitchen’s hearth, and a bar/lounge and takeaway cheesery in the front.

  • Calling on the wide-ranging diversity of India’s regions, All India Café showcases home-style specialties and recipes that use only natural spices and ingredients; the focus is on healthful, low-fat dishes. The eatery has a comfy, bistro vibe and offers daily specials, including a chicken curry of the day, a vegetable special, and lentil and rice selections.

     

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    At All Love Collections professional licensed, highly rated estheticians create a customized treatment based on your skin type and complexion for a fabulous facial. Choose from a curated selection of highly-effective, natural skin care products that best suit your skin. 

  • It’s all about the chocolate at Amara – premium chocolate that, thanks to original Venezuelan recipes, is turned into oh-so-good, melt-in-your mouth churros, truffles, fondue, and rich drinks. The compact and cozy café also serves up breakfast and lunch items – croissants, egg sandwiches, and scones – and the beloved Venezuelan savory “sandwiches” known as arepas.

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    Family-owned Anderson Business Technology opened in 1912 as Anderson Typewriter, and in its century of business, it’s had several locations in Old Pasadena. An early advertising slogan was "We sell and service anything that writes," and indeed, the company credits its longevity with its ability to adapt with the times, moving first from manual to electric typewriters and then to computer-based communications.

    Today, Anderson offers an array of digital-connected office equipment, as well as stand-alone copiers, fax, printers, shredders, dictation equipment, and calculators. Services include consultation, purchase/lease/rental options, free installation, customized training, and on-going product support.

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    The Armory Center for the Arts, housed in Pasadena’s historic 1932 National Guard Building, serves as the city’s hub for art education in its myriad forms. It originated as the education department of the Pasadena Art Museum in 1947 with classes led by artists whose teaching concepts grew out of the museum's exhibitions of modern art. This education program became known as the Pasadena Art Workshops after the museum closed in 1974. Without a permanent space for exhibitions, the workshops used professional artists as teachers and focused on the development of arts programs that presented alternative forms of learning. By working in partnerships with schools, libraries, parks, neighborhood groups, community centers, and city agencies, the museum’s programs brought the arts to new audiences – a trend that continues to this day.

    Opening in its permanent space on Raymond Avenue in 1989, the center underwent a $2.4 million transformation in 2002 to create an additional 6,800 square feet of classrooms and studio spaces for drawing and painting, digital arts, and photography. Today it offers a wide range of programs and studio classes for all ages (in-person and online), as well as exhibitions in its galleries, year around.  Galleries are open by appointment Fridays from 3:00 to 7:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00pm. Admission is always free.

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    Audio Element is the product of a well-established and respected tradition of quality in-home audio. Owned and operated by Brian Berdan, the staff at Audio Element has a knack for helping to figure out exactly what their clients need and executing the delivery and installation of music systems to the highest degree. 

    Visiting this highly curated audio space, you’ll experience Audio Element’s one-of-a-Turntable Bar™, featuring a plethora of turntables that can quickly be tested through any set of speakers. Audition several complete systems at various price points providing you with accurate and harmonious sound to enjoy your favorite music with your friends and family. And don’t forget to immerse yourself in their interactive listening room, professionally built to create a neutral space to authentically audition the performance of your desired gear.

    Audio Element carries the best sounding audio components for the novice listener all the way to the long-time audiophile. They also offer helpful services such as turntable setup and system tuning.

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    Bad Bee is a boutique that specializes in finding styles and brands that are one-of-a-kind, fun, and that offer outstanding quality. Focusing on local, Los Angeles-based brands, this boutique carries a wide range of products including apparel, candles, planters, jewelry, nail polish, accessories for your home, and much more!  Bad Bee is also a leatherworking studio providing custom handmade accessories and a unique experience to customers as they can watch the process from start to finish.

  • At Bar Celona, menus change seasonally, but diners can count on a savory offering of modern Spanish cuisine and tapas (small plates), special house paellas, and Spanish entradas (entrees.)  Menu items can be paired with the restaurant's award-winning red and white sangrias and a good selection of wine, beer, and cocktails. Bar Celona also offers weekend brunch and a late-night lounge with live entertainment. 

  • Long after its start in Berkeley and then West Hollywood in the 1920s, Barney’s Beanery opened its Pasadena location in 2006, becoming a favorite on Colorado Boulevard for its rock ‘n’ roll-pop culture décor and dozens of beers on tap. Patrons also like the plentiful TVs showcasing sporting events, loud music, and a real bus installed indoors. The extensive menu is centered on American fare but also includes pizza and “south of the border” selections. Kids feel right at home here too: pool tables, a small selection of arcade games, and that psychedelic bus can occupy them long enough for parents to enjoy a couple of drinks.

     

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    Beehive Pole Studio is proudly the first of its kind in Pasadena, California. Much like any community, at the hive, honeybees communicate through dance, and when they come together to form a colony, they develop a complex collective consciousness that allows them to thrive. Each bee contributes their own individual consciousness to form a system that is as complex and evolved as the human brain. They welcome you to join their Beehive community and dance with them as they share in love, light, and laughter!

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    Bickley Printing Co. is a longtime Old Pasadena business, providing commercial and publication printers, as well as digitized computer typesetting.

  • If it’s whiskey you’re after, Blind Donkey is your spot. Here you’ll find a premier Whiskey Bar (65+ in stock), a solid lineup of craft spirits, and a curated draft beer list that’s in constant rotation. The bar’s food menu features standard pub fare and 10 different kinds of French fries. The open-late establishment encourages you to while away the hours with chess, shuffle board, and other games; its regular Wednesday Trivia Night is a big draw. 

     

  • Boba Cha Cha's specialty tea selection has been carefully curated by Preeya Poopichayanpongse, who spent years studying tea or as it is known “cha”.   Boba Cha Cha serves an array of delicious creations that not only appeal to sweet cravings but also provide health benefits.  The tea is slow-brewed one cup at a time to not only enhance each tea leaf’s flavors but also bring out the beneficial elements of each cha. The authentic boba - tapioca balls - is made of cassava root and prepared daily in-house.  In addition to traditional boba, you can choose from a variety of fruity pearls to add to your juice or tea.

  • Bodegon No. 69 offers an authentic Peruvian dining experience.  Try their delicious traditional dishes, including seafood, pork, and beef plates.  They even prepare their own Alfajores - silky smooth dulce de leche sandwiched between two melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies.

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    The Body Firm offers fitness regimens guided by personal trainers.

     

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    A Taiwanese hot soup specialty restaurant, Boiling Point has established itself as one of the most popular chains in Southern California. The Pasadena location is a concept restaurant introducing healthier organic menu options that are better for you and the environment, as well as higher grade cuts of meat. Customers can choose from a selection of 10 diverse hot soups, as well as desserts and tea, in a relaxed and stylish setting.  

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    Bokaos is a flagship Aveda Lifestyle location known as much for its salon services as for its beautiful and architectural “loft” space at One Colorado. Guests can take advantage of a range of hair services – cut, color, treatment, extensions, and bridal – and skin care that includes facials, waxing, and makeup. Customers are treated to the purest Aveda products derived from botanical elements that are good for human health, the Earth, and its communities.

  • Bone Kettle brings an authentic Southeast Asian bone broth kitchen to Old Pasadena, serving Indonesian-inspired small plates, bone broth soups, and desserts. The casual eatery features a modern and bright ambiance.  Ask for their Doggy Menu, too! 

     

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    Brooklyn Square serves up New York-style deli sandwiches featuring Boar's Head meats & cheeses. They also prepare freshly baked pizza by the slice and piping hot calzone.  Check out the ingredients for The Knickerbocker: fried chicken, Cajun Turkey, melted American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, avocado, jalapeños, honey mustard, Cajun Mayo on squaw bread!  

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    The Bunker Experience is a live interactive escape game within a maze, involving puzzle-solving activities set in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi world. The challenges the group faces are solved by using hidden clues. Once they have solved all clues and missions, then they have successfully completed The Bunker Experience. The Bunker Experience is fun for a family, group of friends, and a useful experience for companies as a team-building opportunity. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to participate otherwise, parental supervision is required.  All games are private.

  • Consistently ranked as one of the best outdoor dining spots in Pasadena, Café Santorini is one of the longest-standing restaurants in Old Pasadena, opening its doors in 1993. Specializing in Mediterranean food, the café offers grilled meats, seafood dishes, an array of pastas and family-style appetizer platters, as well as a full bar and extensive wine list. The indoor dining room offers a cozy intimate setting, while the outdoor patio offers year-round dining under the stars in a romantic roof-top setting. The Rococo Room is Café Santorini's event space downstairs, perfect for special events and banquets. 

     

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    Carnelian Salon provides a full line of hair services, such as haircuts, styling, organic coloring, Balayage, Brazilian Blowout.  They also provide vegan natural oil and deep conditioning treatments, and hair extensions. 
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    Arguably the most distinctive and historic structure in Old Pasadena, Castle Green turns heads with its architectural pedigree and prowess: Experts note styles that range from Moorish and Spanish Colonial to Mediterranean Revival and Victorian, the latter especially evident inside. The building’s turrets, arches,  balconies, and seven imposing stories make it a true visual stunner from the street.

    Today the former hotel serves as a very popular venue for special events, and its history makes it popular with visitors and locals alike. The Castle Green is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the State Historic Register, and the City of Pasadena's list of Historic Places. It is only open to the public a few times a year - the annual Holiday Tour in December and the Spring Tour.

    Castle Green was designed and built by famed architect Frederick Roehrig and opened in 1899 as the second of three buildings belonging to the luxury Hotel Green complex. It is one of the oldest standing historic landmarks in Los Angeles County and has many of the original features from its construction: gorgeous plaster moldings, hand-carved fireplace mantles, grills and wood moldings, original lighting, and the oldest wrought-iron, man-operated elevator on the West Coast. Hotel Green served as one of Pasadena’s premier resorts, attracting wealthy Midwesterners and East Coasters who loved vacationing in sunny California. At the time, it was the only fireproof hotel in California, a very substantial claim for that era made especially important following the fire that destroyed another local luxury hotel, the Royal Raymond, in 1895.

    Today, only Castle Green – once known as the “Central Annex” – remains from the hotel’s hey day; it now houses condominiums and private residences. Its public rooms and gardens are available for weddings, receptions, corporate meetings, and reunions.

  • Cha Redefine was founded by tea and coffee enthusiasts with a passion to create a new interpretation of traditional tea. Cha Redefine has combined traditional tea with modern brewing methods to breathe new life into tea culture. The menu features unique tea flavors, sourced from travels across the Asian continent; patrons can find latte- and cappuccino-style drinks with premium tea instead of coffee. Cha Redefine distinguishes itself with the use of local fresh ingredients, pure cane sugar, no powdered creamer, and eco-friendly, bio-degradable packaging.

  • Calling itself "A tea lover’s paradise," Chado Tea Room offers a complete Afternoon Tea (served all day) without a hint of snobbery. Soup, salad, sandwiches, scones, and cakes are also available separately. More than 300 different types of specialty teas are on hand, as well as exclusive tea accessories. The beautiful tea room can be reserved for special events like bridal or baby showers; full catering service is offered too!

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    Champion’s Curry got its start in 1961 in the city of Kanazawa, the urban center of a region known for some of Japan’s most discerning food lovers. Chef Yoshikazu Tanaka opened the first Champion’s Curry to serve his own unique spin on this traditional recipe: his curry boasted an incredible richness, both in texture and flavor. Over time, this style came to be known as “Kanazawa curry” throughout Japan, and we take great pride in serving the original. Now available in the US, Chef Tanaka’s original secret recipe takes advantage of fresh ingredients, and is updated for a great fast-casual curry diner experience.

     

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    Cheeks & Co is a facial studio rooted in the belief that self-care starts with skin care. Cheeks & Co. offers luxury, high-performance facials for the modern "glow-getter." Clients can also find a retail selection of clean beauty skincare products. 

     

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    Its vibe is cool-chic, the styles are classic to edgy, the staff warm and friendly. Perennial favorite salon on Union Street, Chignon Hair Salon has been open since 1993 and prides itself on having superb stylists and quality products to keep its clients looking good for every occasion. All Chignon stylists began their career under the personal training and guidance of owner and master stylist Alicia Dubois. Services offered at the salon include haircuts, color, waxing, styling, threading, and makeup.

  • Chong Qing Yao Mei brings authentic Sichuan hot pot to Old Pasadena. First, choose from seven delicious broths, and then from a wide selection of meat, seafood, exotic delicacies, vegetables, and noodles, to create your own traditional Chinese hot pot experience. 

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    Since 1995, Cigars by Chivas has served cigar enthusiasts at its retail location in Old Pasadena, its reputation growing over the years to attract a worldwide audience of aficionados. From its elegant hand-selected humidor comes the best: Davidoff, Arturo Fuente Opus X, Padron, Avo, and My Father Cigars. Accessory lines such as ST Dupont, Xikar, Collibre, Daniel Marshall, and Davidoff are also available. The establishment also serves as a very popular smoking lounge for cigar smokers.

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    Classic Kickboxing combines highly specialized training with a supportive, unintimidating environment. Coaches are happy to accommodate all levels of experience, from the professional fighter to the novice. They also offer an authentic fighter’s training routine in a format that is accessible to a wide range of participants. Whether you are looking for an exceptional workout or you aim to learn the technical ins and outs of kickboxing and boxing, your ambitions will be fulfilled at Classic Kickboxing.

    The 6,000-square-foot studio sits upstairs, on the second story of a turn-of-the century building with exposed brick, skylights, and views of Old Pasadena. It is equipped with the regulation-sized boxing ring from the movie Million Dollar Baby, twenty-six heavy punching bags, and a fully furnished private weight room.

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    Since 1983, Clothes Heaven has specialized in high quality, fashionable, and gently worn designer women’s wear. The store specializes in complete wardrobe overhaul and has stylists at the ready to help you re-define or discover a whole new you. The owner curates a fabulous selection of apparel and accessories, showcasing current styles of suits, casual wear, evening-wear, shoes, and jewelry – all in superb or gently worn condition. Many are ahead-of-season designer samples; patrons often find items that are new with original price tags!

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    An always-packed fixture in Old Pasadena’s night club scene, Club 54 features two levels plus a basement lounge, three bars, two dance floors, three live guest DJs each evening, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. VIP seating in spacious booths and bottle service are available upon request.

     

  • Coffee and Plants celebrates the power of plants, the love of coffee, and simple, wholesome products that are hand-picked, handcrafted, and created with love. Enjoy unique drinks like rose bowl latte and the blue lavender latte, as well as vegan baked goods. 

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    The Old Pasadena Color Me Mine, just one in a national franchise studio chain, lets patrons channel their inner arts-and-crafts spirit with paint-it-yourself, pre-made bisque pieces. Choose a piece, pay a studio fee, and you can paint all day using more than 60 colors, tools, and the friendly guidance of trained staff members.The studio glazes and fires customers’ creations in onsite kilns and the finished pieces are typically ready after 5-7 days. The paint and bisque are non-toxic, lead free, and can be used with food or drinks after it has been fired.

    The Pasadena location of the popular chain hosts numerous social events throughout the year, including 21 and over First Fridays, Shop Classes, and community painting contests.

     

  • Commune Records is an independent record store located on Holly Street. They carry a selection of most genres of new and used vinyl from vintage classics to current pop culture artists. They specialize in hard-to-find pressings of indie, jazz, rock, punk, hip hop, soul, world, rnb, electronic and psychedelic. In addition to records, Commune Records also offers a small curated selection of books on music, art, design, street, and DIY culture. They buy, sell, and trade vinyl, books, and memorabilia. 

     

  • The warm and friendly Copa Vida is an artisan coffee shop featuring espresso and coffee from specialty roasters; the café also serves a wide range of teas. Copa Vida regularly lands on “best of” lists for the LA area, thanks both to its premium drinks and to its simple but healthy menu of sandwiches, salads, and breakfast items. They serve brunch on weekend mornings from 8:00am-3:00pm.

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    Cozy Stylish Chic is a one-stop interior design resource for both the consumer and trade. It features an eclectic selection of fine furnishings, wall coverings, custom bedding, accessories, and vintage finds - all curated with the impeccable designer's eye of owner Jeanne Chung. Customers can relax in the store’s beautifully inviting space and coordinate all their project and design details in one place. In addition, hand-selected books and gifts pertaining to the home and entertaining are available and make the perfect place to find that last minute gift.

    Cozy Stylish Chic is also an authorized dealer of Bauformat cabinetry, Miele appliances, and other high-end specialty home décor. Customers can take advantage of design consultation and implementation services.

  • At Craft by Smoke and Fire, they see themselves as more than a restaurant; their mission is to be a cornerstone in the community... a place where you can find great food made by great people. Craft dishes, craft cocktails, and great entertainment.  Their culinary theme is traditional American comfort food, and they specialize in Smoked Texas Style BBQ and locally sourced (Harris Ranch) Prime Steaks. The rich and hearty menu is balanced out with Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwiches and other regional American favorites.  

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    One of Old Pasadena’s truly old stores, Crown City Loan & Jewelry opened in 1953 in a building that dates even older: The Kinney-Kendall Building was built in 1899 and is the last standing commercial structure built by renowned architects Charles and Henry Greene. Known locally as “the pawn shop,” the store carries jewelry, coins, electronics, iPhones and iPads, and vintage guitars, among many other items.

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    CTRL Collective is a co-working space and local home for aspiring and established entrepreneurs who aim to create, mold, and shape the future -- all in an inclusive environment designed to evoke innovation and propel new ideas. Membership options range from part-time to full-time, private offices, dedicated desks, corporate access, and nights and weekends. 

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    Curatorial is a creative think tank that fashions and delivers solutions for artists, collectors, galleries, and cultural institutions. It has an international reputation for installation and design services, and for custom frame and crate fabrication. Services include digital scanning and printing, framing, crating, storage, transportation, and collection management. It also designs, produces and installs exhibitions for artists, collectors, museums, universities, and government and corporate entities.

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    De La RUIO Lashes is the place for all of your professional eyelash services.  They offer a wide variety of quality eyelash extensions and lash lifting. 

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    De Lacey Nail Salon offers professional manicure and pedicure services with an extensive selection of nail polish colors and brands from which to choose. Patrons can also get facials or waxing procedures.

  • Specializing in creating a modern version of traditional European-style pastries, Delight Pastry is a family-owned business with 20 years of experience. Their goal is to provide an exquisite and unique culinary experience to all their customers.  Enjoy pastries and desserts, as well as delicious coffee drinks.

  • Modeled after a Bavarian Bier Haus, Der Wolf features 20 German and German-inspired craft beers, some unique to Der Wolf. Bavarian-inspired dishes – think sausages, spätzle mac, pretzels, and schnitzel – are served on communal tables under imposing chandeliers. Make sure to visit the Der Rathskeller bar downstairs: It features an incredible array of murals that calls both on mythological creatures, Teutonic battles, animals, and brand imagery from craft distilleries.

     

  • Dos Besos occupies an inviting stand-alone brick building on Union Street, that now includes a charming outdoor patio. Owner "Kit" Romano-Llobet brings her experience in catering to bear, offering specialty paellas, tapas, and other delicious Spanish/Mediterranean cuisine. 

     

  • A cute-as-a-button shop, Dots Cupcakes offers boutique-style cupcakes that are baked fresh daily with quality natural ingredients like French Valrhona chocolate, Madagascar Bourbon, Tahitian vanilla extract, and organic fruit preserves, just to name a few. Customers can choose from large or mini sizes – 25 flavors available each day!

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    Established in 2009, Eco Auto Care Park & Wash is an environmentally friendly car wash and detail center specifically designed to maintain the shine of your vehicle. It uses a petrochemical-free and waterless wash and polish system, which cleans and protects your auto's surface from harsh elements, while maintaining ecological integrity by not producing contaminated water run-off like traditional washes. Just park your car with the Eco attendants while you shop and dine, pick up when you’re done! 

    Along with this location inside the Schoolhouse Park & Walk parking structure, patrons can find also Eco Auto Care in the De Lacey Park & Walk (see separate listings for full info).

  • Edwin Mills takes its name from the roads intersecting at its door: Mills Place and Edwin Alley. The lively gastropub-tavern features quality cocktails and an urban-American menu with burgers, fish tacos, salads, and various entrees. The comfy eatery is housed in a building that is more than 100 years old; its ambiance showcases this history with the original exposed beams and brick walls, as well as reclaimed wood accents.

     

     

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    Emblush Beaute is a full-service beauty salon, offering blow-outs, nails services, makeup applications, wax services, and bridal hair and makeup.

     

     

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    Entre Nous French Bistro opens in a cozy setting on Green Street - the owners, Mathias Wakrat and Jean-Christophe Febbrari, are former partners at Cafe Beaujolais in Eagle Rock and hail from the French Riviera. While the fare is decidedly French - rack of lamb, duck confit, and bouillabaisse, for example - the wine list features selections from across the globe, including California, New Zealand, and a rosé from Wakrat’s hometown, Saint-Tropez.

     

     

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    Ani, the owner and head stylist at Evanthe, has more than 30 years of experience in the fashion industry and 15 years of experience as a stylist. Ani has studied at RedKen, New York, as well as Vidal Sassoon and Aveda. After being exposed to the organic and natural elements of hair care at Aveda, she decided to continue the tradition of providing healthier alternatives to her clients by opening her own boutique-style Aveda salon in 2005, stocking the latest Aveda products exclusively.

    Ani specializes in cut/color for men and women, color correction, styling, up-dos, hair treatments, Smooth Infusion (a healthier and safer alternative to the Brazilian Blowout), and all hair care needs. She offers bridal consultation and specialized hair design.

  • Family-owned and operated, Father Nature Lavash Bistro is a counter-service restaurant serving fresh, natural, and authentic Mediterranean foods. Lunch crowds seek out the falafel wraps, shawerma and fatoush salads, and hummus plate, among many other favorites.

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    Fight Academy is an elite Mixed Martial Arts training center for men, women, and kids established in 2009. Classes in combative arts include Dutch Style Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestling, Boxing, and a variety of fitness classes. All classes are approached with practical application.

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    Fishbecks Patio Center, a Pasadena business since 1899, is one of the largest outlets for outdoor and casual furniture in Southern California. In 1981, the Stathatos family purchased Fishbecks and incorporated it into their STATS Floral Supply business next door. During spring and summer months, Fishbecks showcases outdoor and casual furniture, gazebos, pergolas, shade umbrellas and canopies, cushions, statuary, and fountains. The store offers free local delivery and set-up – see website for details.

  • Named after a term that references women who sell fresh-caught fish, Fishwives brings New England-style seafood with a twist to the West Coast. The easygoing, good-spirited seafood restaurant features menu items like fish and chips, tacos, lobster rolls, clam chowder, and ceviche. It also features an oyster and raw bar, as well as craft beer and wine. The eatery's fish is flown from dock to table within 24 hours; selections center on traceability and sustainability.  

     

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    FoundrSpace (pronounced “founder space”) is a place for co-working and community whose mission is to support people, ideas, and growth through the power of space. Their members are at the heart of what makes FoundrSpace special. Coming from various backgrounds and skill sets, they are cultivating a community and space of like-minded people who all take ownership in what they do and want to see each other succeed.

    FoundrSpace Co-Working is home to multiple freelancers, digital nomads, teams, and companies who have memberships, hold meetings, conduct workshops, and host events at the space.

     

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    Serving as one of the oldest congregations in Pasadena, Friendship Pasadena Church was founded in September 1893 and stands today as one of Pasadena’s landmark churches. It was the first Negro Baptist Church in the city and for many years had the largest membership of any African American church. Throughout its history, the church has played an important religious and civic role in Pasadena.

    The church grew and prospered under the leadership of several ministers until the 1920s, when Reverend W.H. Tillman led the members to acquire a new site on Dayton Street and erect the present edifice, which was designed by Norman F. Marsh in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Its design includes a tower, a bell-gable, a tile roof, and stained-glass windows. Martin Luther King, Jr. made two notable visits to Friendship Church, once in 1960 and again in 1965, solidifying the church’s important role in the Civil Rights Movement.

    Friendship Pasadena Church became the first African American-related Cultural Landmark designated in Pasadena. It is also recognized as a State of California landmark and in 1978 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the 1990s, the church underwent a complete renovation and today, still operates as a thriving congregation.

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    Gloss Nail Spa offers a complete menu of services for you to pamper and primp yourself including manicures, pedicures, nail art, and waxing.  They also specialize in nail enhancements: dipping powder extension, acrylics, gel extension and nail art designs. 

    For your comfort and safety, they provide all disposable supplies such as: files, buffers, foot scrubbers, pedicure liners, and sandals.

     

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    Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s short story "The Gold Bug," a tale in which a gold scarab leads the way to an incredible discovery of buried pirates’ treasure, the Gold Bug Gallery is, indeed, a treasure trove of rare and unusual wonder. Gold Bug is a 21st-century cabinet of curiosities brought to life by 100+ contemporary artists and bound by threads of science and natural history. Curated with its own neo-Victorian point of view, Gold Bug invites its customers to fall into a truly unique gallery experience, presenting works by some of today’s most interesting emerging designers in a retail space with a museum atmosphere.

    As the one-of-a-kind creations on display at the gallery come and go on a daily basis, the store is in constant evolution. Whether you are looking for a piece of jewelry, an article of clothing or accessory to add to your wardrobe, an embellishment for your home, or a gift for a special friend or family member, this is the place to find it.  After 15 years on Union Street, check out Gold Bug at their new larger location on Holly Street!

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    Family-owned and operated for over 15 years, Grandview Palace serves Chinese cuisine that is individually crafted and made to order. Open for lunch and dinner; dine in, take out, or delivery options.

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    Housed in one of Old Pasadena’s historical buildings, Hair by Cesare is a contemporary salon infused with natural light, allowing for every detail of the hair to be seen. Owner Cesare has been creating unique European inspired hairstyles since 1979, and his styles have graced the pages of many magazines, including Elle, Allure, and Modern Bride. The salon offers haircuts, color, treatments, and extensions. Customers can expect a face-to-face consultation at the styling station, a relaxing scalp massage, a finished look, and the prescription for the products and tools to maintain it.

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    Harmony offers mani/pedi services, as well as waxing and threading treatments. Patrons can relax in upholstered massage chairs during their visit.

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    Harvey Commercial represents office, retail, or restaurant space in and around Old Pasadena. The company has completed more than 200 lease and sale transactions to the satisfaction of numerous tenants, landlords, buyers and sellers in the Pasadena Marketplace.

     

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    Hawg Heaven BBQ & Gastropub serves up a menu of barbecue sandwiches, brisket, and ribs, as well as Mexican and bar food options for lunch and dinner. Enjoy live jazz dinner shows from Wednesday to Sunday nights, and a Sunday Brunch with live jazz from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Have fun Salsa and Bachata dancing on Tuesday nights with Salsa lessons offered at 8:30pm.  More than 20 HD monitors are installed throughout the venue, so sporting events are great to watch at Hawg Heaven BBQ.

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    Experience the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation with Head Spa EN. Only the finest products from the renowned Japanese brand Milbon are used, so you can trust that your hair and scalp are in the best hands. A "head spa" consists of a head massage focusing on key pressure points, also known as shiatsu. Head spa effectively promotes the health of your scalp and hair, providing numerous benefits such as deeper quality sleep, balancing of scalp oils, promoting hair growth, stress relief, and a natural face lift!  Now Head Spa EN is available in Old Pasadena.

     

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    Hello Gelato is a small sweet-treat parlor that offers an impressive array of flavors. Free samples of the varieties help customers narrow down their choices; if you’re still undecided, you can ask for a split scoop – two flavors in one cone or cup.

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    The HDA team brings concepts and creative spaces to life around the globe with its fresh and innovative approach to design. Specializing in hospitality design and high-end residential design/build, HDA provides a comprehensive package of interior design services that follows a project from planning through implementation. Always on the lookout for new influences in technology and sustainability, the firm pushes the aesthetic envelope to give projects the strong, inspired identities that help revolutionize hospitality design and give clients an edge in the ever-changing global development.

     

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    Nepalese, Indian, and Tibetan cuisine is prepared with authentic Himalayan herbs and spices at this cozy café, which offers an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and a full dinner menu with plenty of vegetarian options. Imported beer and California wine selections are served.

     

  • Holy Saints! Café is led by Michelin-rated Chef Daniel Torres and his partner Stephanie Vazquez. After celebrating 2 successful years operating their full-service catering company, the duo has opened their first brick-and-mortar to much acclaim. Enjoy fine wines, beer, and delicious food made with locally sourced ingredients inside this neighborhood gem. Chef Torres has been an industry titan since 2009, with nearly 6 years of experience at the Ace Hotel in DTLA and earning a Michelin Gourmand award for his work at Best Girl. 

     

  • Inspired gifts and jewelry chosen with an eye for detail and design is what you will find at Homage. Homage is part of a community of independently owned businesses that make up the diverse and eclectic mix of stores known as The Shops on Holly. Artisanal studio wares and unique handmade goods are the cornerstone of the product mix at Homage, where customers can also expect personal service and unique gift wrapping.

  • Hot Wings Cafe sports a full menu of sandwiches and sides, but the bustling crowd is there for the wings, served mild, hot, or extra hot along with house blue cheese dressing, carrots, and celery. The venue’s flat-screen TVs show sporting events, and customers can choose from more than 20 different kind of beer and wine.

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    Hythe Realty is a woman-owned real estate firm with more than 50 years of success in the San Gabriel Valley and Greater Los Angeles area.  At the helm is Owner-Broker, Vera Nelson, a 16-year veteran of Los Angeles real estate committed to the highest standard of excellence in serving her clients. She is born and raised in the Pasadena-San Marino area, and brings superior knowledge of the area, and of the Los Angeles area as a whole, to every transaction. Barbara Richardson King, Founding Partner, is a native-born Pasadenan with 25 years of experience in Pasadena and surrounding areas. Her knowledge and passion for the business are unparalleled.  Honesty, integrity, and strong negotiating skills are the winning combination that Hythe Realty offers. 

     

  • Founded in 2012 and now in Old Pasadena, I Like Pie Bakeshop delights customers with its unique, personal pies. Using all-natural ingredients, the bakery crafts traditional favorites and seasonal specialties in sweet and savory flavors, plus vegan and gluten-free options. Choose from adorable cupcake-shaped pies, portable handpies, two-bite mini pies, savory pot-pies, and gorgeous full-size 10” pies. ILP pairs its pies with thoughtfully crafted coffees and ice cream from local California businesses. The business also offers delicious catering options for meetings and events.

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    The mission of Idealab – a start-up incubator – is to turn innovative ideas into successful technology businesses. Founded in 1996 by entrepreneur Bill Gross, Idealab has developed and evolved a process for maximizing the potential of its new businesses. Once an idea is prototyped, Idealab shares with its operating companies its market-tested knowledge, operational support, and strategic guidance.

    Today, Idealab creates technology businesses based on proprietary technologies that enjoy high margins and have significant potential for sustainable, profitable growth. It provides a full range of resources to infuse start-ups with the support they need to rapidly introduce innovative products and services. Resources include office space and the accompanying office services, development and technology, product and graphic design, marketing, financial advice, human resources, competitive research, legal, accounting and business development support and services. In addition, Idealab provides advice on strategy, branding, and corporate structure.

     

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    One of five stores in the Southern California region, the Old Pasadena InCycle Bicycles offers a wide assortment of bicycles, accessories, parts, and services catering to all aspects of the cycling world, including local riders, traveling cycling enthusiasts, and mountain cyclists. Services also include maintenance/repair and rentals.

  • Indiana Colony— a namesake derived from the first group of settlers in Pasadena – is a charming marketplace of local, independent food and retail vendors. Housed in a historical building, the collective has been beautifully restored and features the original brick walls and wood floors, giving it a coffeehouse ambiance. Guests can take advantage of plenty of seating and the relaxing atmosphere while enjoying these merchants: 

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    A night-life venue and restaurant, IX Tapa features classic dishes from Mexico’s west coast, from familiar entrée favorites to a large offering of bar bites. With over 7,000 square feet of space grandly appointed by LA-based design firm AKAR Studios, IX Tapa boasts live music, dancing, and a complete schedule of entertainment options.

     

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    Since 1994 James V. Coane + Associates, Architects in Pasadena CA, has specialized in

    – custom residences and residential estates
    -historic renovations and expansions
    -residential and apartment interiors
    -multi-family residential
    -corporate interiors
    -retail
    -small commercial building design

    While primarily working in the Pasadena, San Marino, and West Los Angeles areas, their body of current and completed projects stretches to Santa Barbara, Montecito, Newport Beach, San Diego, Malibu, Aspen, San Diego, Malibu, and Beijing. The firm has been honored with an American Institute of Architects award, and “Best Architect in Pasadena” for the last several years by the Pasadena Weekly.

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    Stating emphatically that "the alphabet starts at D," Jenette Bras caters to busty gals with a gorgeous line of lingerie and firmly believes that the only sure way to get a bra that fits is to get fitted. To that end, customer service is paramount at this chic boutique – staff members fit each and every customer personally, choosing from Los Angeles' widest selection of D-K-sized bras. Patrons can also find lingerie selections at Flattery, a full-service collection catering to the "lightly-bosomed," those in the A to C cup range.  

     

  • JIN returns to the original essence and spirit of the tea experience, selecting only the finest organic tea from Taiwan. Adjacent to the Boiling Point, the intimate café serves artisan tea, cold brewed tea, milk tea, and organic specialty tea. JIN Tea proudly holds Germany’s CERES organic certification and meets the U.S. National Organic Program (NOP) standards. The tea undergoes strict organic verifications ranging from location, altitude, airborne substances, neighboring crops, and other categories.

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    Jumak Restaurant and Lounge offers Northeast Asian fusion cuisine prepared by Chef Paz Laxamanas.  With a unique combination of flavors, servings are meant to be shared.  Menu items not to be missed are the creamy Galbi Udon, the lobster bao, and the bread with mentiako butter spread. A dreamy atmosphere is provided by the "koi pond" and cloud light projection installed by Lance Lai. 
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    Kaviar Sushi Bar is an upscale Japanese kitchen serving up an exquisite selection of sushi and fusion masterpieces. Join us and create incredible memories in our peaceful and cozy upstairs environment, with a birds-eye view of Raymond Avenue and Old Pasadena's historic setting. 

  • A true pub with a rotating and curated beer selection to prove it, Kings Row Gastropub feels like a friendly neighborhood joint, complete with frequent live music, shuffleboard, and a small but solid menu of tasty artisan food. Choose your drink from a menu that specializes in small-craft and local brewers and Belgian ales (handcrafted cocktails and wine selections are on hand too) and grab a spot at one of the three seating areas: the open-air “patio” bar, dining room, or outdoor beer garden.

     

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    Smorgasburg pop-up favorite, Kinrose Creamery has opened its first permanent location in Old Pasadena. Owners Maria Oveysi and Moe Kamal make ice cream that drew on the Persian and Egyptian flavors they were raised on. The menu features flavors like baklava, saffron pistachio and rose, kanafeh, and sour cherry, served with Iranian cotton candy. While they will offer their staples year-round, Oveysi and Kamal also plan to add special flavors around Nowruz, Ramadan, and more holidays.

    Their location on Mills Place offers a family-friendly seating area complete with mid-century furniture and a Pac-Man machine.

     

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  • La Grande Orange is a vibrant, bustling, charming eatery offering American fare – salads, sandwiches, burgers, and meat and seafood entrees, all with a modern flare. The restaurant's impressive wine list focuses on West Coast wineries; handcrafted cocktails and a few selections of craft beer are also available with meals or at the restaurant’s adjacent Otis Bar. An iconic neighborhood gathering spot, La Grande Orange Pasadena is housed in the historic 1934 Del Mar Train Station, restored to bring back the original charm of the building. The stepping-off point for the stars of Hollywood’s golden age like Clark Cable, Mae West, and Will Rogers, the bustling “culinary campus,” includes The LGO Cafe, Luggage Room Pizzeria, and the Otis Bar.

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    Ladies and Gentlemen is a one-of-a-kind speakeasy located in the basement of a building in Pasadena. The entrance is disguised as a restroom, but once you say the secret password and enter, you'll be transported to a magical world of cocktails and luxury. The owner, Leo Temory, has taken mixology to the next level with chef bartenders who expertly craft visually stunning and delicious cocktails.  Order a pizza if you need sustenance for those sips.

     

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    Lather is a "modern apothecary" and indulges the body and the senses with pampering products made from natural ingredients and essential oils. Hand-poured olive oil soaps, aromatherapy candles, and superior skincare draw on unique and effective oils and botanicals from all over the world. Lather boasts more than 80 products and a custom blending bar with more than 50 essential oils to create one-of-a-kind products.

    Look for Lather at their new location just down the street at 40 W. Colorado Boulevard. 

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     With Le Chateau de Tien Tao, owner Aaron Ho brings authentic Taipei cuisine and traditional Taiwanese beef noodle soup to Old Pasadena.  The base for the soup is simmered from beef bones and vegetables meticulously for 24 hours and served with chewy noodles, vegetables and slabs of meat.  It  is served one of three ways: clear; with braised beef; or as a tomato beef soup. Chopped pickled mustard greens and chile sauce accompany each bowl as a delicious garnish.

     

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    Livery Studio is a boutique co-working and event space in the heart of Old Pasadena and across from Central Park. Located inside the historic livery stable that served the Castle Green Hotel, the space is charming and full of character. They offer flexible day passes in addition to monthly membership for co-working, dedicated desks, and private offices. Meeting rooms and event space are also available for rent by the hour or for the day.

  • An authentic British pub serving traditional English breakfast and offering over 60 beers on tap, Lucky Baldwins Pub opened in 1996.  A locals’ favorite and long-time mainstay in Old Pasadena, enjoy a traditional English meal around the clock, such as bangers and mash, Irish bacon, and of course, fish and chips, or grab a seat at the bar, and they'll recommend a new brew for you to try.

    Though their taps change often, rest assured that your favorites, like Stella Artois, Guinness, and Boddingtons Pub Ale, are permanently on tap and ready to pour. Throughout the year, Lucky Baldwins also celebrates European drinking festivals, including its renowned Belgian Beer Festival, Oktoberfest, IPA Fest, and Sweet & Sour Fest!

     

  • What was once the 1930s-era luggage room of the Del Mar Train Station is now home to the Luggage Room Pizzeria. The menu features pizzas fired in the wood-burning oven, many of them vegetarian and all of them distinct for the thin, sourdough-like crust and inventive combinations of local and seasonal toppings. The focus here is almost entirely on pizza (with good reason!) although the menu does offer a small selection of salads, as well as craft cocktails, wine, and beer.

     

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    Designer Maria Argyropoulos of m.andonia draws inspiration from all over the world, scouring fabric mills in Europe and vintage stores in the U.S. to find just the right materials to convey her classic yet modern, sophisticated yet edgy, romantic yet rock 'n roll sense of style. m.andonìa continues a proud tradition of respect for old-world craftsmanship that began a lifetime and a continent away when Maria's family opened a leather goods factory in Athens, Greece in 1936. Today the hard-working m.andonìa staff dedicates the same meticulous care and heartfelt reverence for handcrafting and the highest standards of quality in every handbag they manufacture. All bags and accessories are handmade and one of a kind.  

  • Maestro features modern Mexican fine dining and craft cocktails centered on mezcal and tequila. The farm-to-table-centric menu, created by Chef Elena Vega, features everything from traditional tacos and enchiladas to innovative dishes made with fresh fish, shellfish, lamb, duck, short ribs, and steak. The cozy spot showcases exposed brick walls, mosaic tiles, neon art, and a large banquette. Weekend diners can enjoy brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am-2:30pm - menu items include chilaquiles, chorizo and egg tacos, avocado toast, French toast, and fried quesadillas. Bar selections focus on creative cocktails made from high-quality tequila and mezcal, as well as craft beer and wine.

     

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    Mama Lu's Dumpling House is a traditional Chinese family-style restaurant with a Taiwanese twist. Enjoy one of the best juicy pork dumplings in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley. Some of the customers' favorites include the Beef Wrap, Spicy Wontons, Green Onion Fried Pancake, Dried Scallop Fried Rice, and the House Stir Fried Udon.

    This location is situated in the historic Bear Building at the corner of Fair Oaks and Colorado.

     

     

  • Mama M Sushi & Rolls specializes in offering an extensive menu of exactly that: sushi and rolls.  Enjoy their excellent and authentic quality for a delicious dining experience.

     

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    Maude Woods opened in October, 2009 when owner Carrie Davich followed her dream to open a furniture store/gift shop. Her beautiful space immediately filled a niche within the local market with her selection of upscale and unique home décor, vintage pieces, and artful gifts. The open, light-filled store is comfy and inspiring, informally divided into “rooms” that display furnishings for the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

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    A mini-chain based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Me + Crepe (pronounced "Me and Crepe") serves Chinese-style crepes, or jianbing, one of China's breakfast staples and a popular savory street food. Patrons can watch the cooks pouring thin films of batter onto flat surfaces, breaking up the egg yolks as they sweep over the pancake with a miniature hand-sized rake. The crepe is finished with tianmian jiang, a salty-sweet sauce and red chili oil, before offering customized toppings for diners - choices include Peking duck, green onions, pickled mustard greens, beef, cheese, sausage, spam, and tuna salad. 

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    Medical Weight Loss and Beauty was founded by Dr. James Kojian, MD a world-renowned weight loss physician helping patients from all across America.  The services offered are the top choice for medically-assisted weight loss and body slimming.  The clinic offers a variety of services including Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Phentermine, and Alma Laser skin tightening.

  • One of the longest operating restaurants in Old Pasadena, Mi Piace Italian Kitchen features an award-winning kitchen famous for serving up light Italian cuisine with a New York accent – specialty pizzas, seafood, pastas, and much more. Its interior stylish martini lounge, stainless steel bar, illuminated tables, and red leather couches are complemented by its lively sidewalk dining area – one of the most popular in Old Pasadena. 

     

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    A third-generation chocolatier with origins in the Ukraine, Mignon Chocolates creates all its treats locally by hand without the use of chemicals or preservatives, using only original family recipes. The result? Melt-in-your mouth truffles, seasonal varieties, exotic flavors, and just good old-fashioned chocolates. Custom theme or shaped chocolate pieces can be crafted for special events or with company logos.

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    Mills Alley Izakaya is the newest culinary venture of Chef Jun. This Japanese Izakaya restaurant is set in a stunning space. Offering traditional Japanese cuisine including finger foods, Donburi, Sushi, and even an Omikase option, the reviews cite freshness and excellent preparation and flavor.  The bar menu includes Sake, beer, and wine to accompany your meal.

     

  • ModLock is a Liberty Safe Dealer in Pasadena.  In addition to selling and installing the number one safe in America, MODLOCK provides ALPR Parking solutions and Mobile Security Trailers.  Visit this friendly, community-oriented, business for personalized assistance. 

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    Moom 48 Thai provides a complete menu of authentic, fresh Thai food.  Enjoy a friendly dining experience and all your favorite dishes, Pad Thai, Yellow Curry, and so much more.

  • Motto Tea Cafe offers a variety of hot and iced teas and fruit drinks like Kyoto Uji Matcha, Japanese Genmai. Motto also serves sweet and savory pancakes all day using premium ingredients imported from Japan. Motto’s distinction is its use of all natural loose tea leaves, pure cane sugar, and organic milk - they do not use tea powder, corn syrup, or creamer in any products. 

  • Panda and Naughty Boy both started out as a pop-up.  Panda served Burgers and Bowls, while Naughty Boy rolled Sushi to the communities of the greater Orange, Long Beach, and Los Angeles.  Both brands quickly grew and realized they should collaborate on a store front to keep the integrity of their food, progressive culinary creativity, and service, proper.  Part of the One Colorado Food District on Union Street, enjoy delicious vegan and vegetarian options of your favorite sushi and bowl options!  100% plant-based Asian fusion!

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    NEO Pasadena opened its doors in 2016 as a unique, underground boutique, evolving the brand that began with Neo39, an Old Pasadena business for many years. NEO Pasadena specializes in name-brand sneaker releases like Air Jordan and Adidas, as well as contemporary footwear and apparel for men and children, with a small selection for women.

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    Neon Retro Arcade celebrates the history of video games, proudly featuring 50+ classic arcade games and pinball machines restored to their original glory. Patrons can find Space Invaders, Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong... all the greats! Neon also has comfortable video game console stations where you can challenge your friends to some of the latest next-gen games. No quarters required here: All games at Neon are set to "free play," with a flat-fee admission per hour of play. The arcade can also serve as event space: It regularly hosts birthday parties and other private events.

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    No Comment Restaurant & Lounge is Old Pasadena’s ultra-lux dining experience and entertainment, serving a flavorful fusion of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, complete with craft cocktails, a luxurious ambience.  They offer live entertainment, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, featuring burlesque, belly dancing, a live DJ, magic, and more!  Be sure to make your reservation and don't miss out on this experience.

     

  • Koreatown's popular Oakobing is now in Old Pasadena.  With a wide array of delicious flavors and an unmistakably fluffy texture, Oakobing's unique style of "bingsoo" - Korean shaved ice - is carefully and artfully crafted to serve as the ultimate dessert experience.  It's a unique dessert treat you can find only at Oakobing.

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    The Old Pasadena Collection Apartments are in the heart of beautiful and historic Old Pasadena and feature luxury apartment homes in urban-chic, mixed-use buildings. There are two convenient locations: Old Pasadena Collection - Palermo on Dayton Avenue; and Old Pasadena Collection - Messina on Green Street. The one- and two-bedroom apartments feature 9 ft. ceilings, granite counter tops, mountain-view balconies, and individual security systems. State-of-the-art kitchen appliances are included, as well as full-sized washer/dryer units.

    Residents can enjoy underground, side-by-side parking; a pet-friendly community (restrictions apply); controlled access with on-site management 24 hours a day; online, 24/7 maintenance requests; and a green, no smoking environment.

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    A small convenience store, Old Pasadena General Store stocks snacks, drinks, a small selection of health and wellness items, and lottery tickets.

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    The Old Pasadena Management District (OPMD) is a non-profit business organization that creatively plans, manages, and develops Old Pasadena as a unique, authentic, and vibrant downtown experience. The OPMD currently contracts with the City of Pasadena to manage the Old Pasadena Business Improvement District (BID). The BID enhances the basic City services by funding district-wide security, marketing, and maintenance programs to provide a clean, safe vibrant downtown experience. All operations are financed through annual tax assessments on privately owned commercial property. The Old Pasadena BID was formed in 2000 and recently approved for a ten-year term to be renewed in 2025.

    This organization is led by a cross section of Old Pasadena stakeholders and managed by professional staff. This includes merchants, tenants, property owners, residents and city management, led by 17 volunteer directors. Geographic boundaries of the Business Improvement District (BID) are Pasadena Avenue to the west, Arroyo Parkway to the east, Del Mar Boulevard to the south and Walnut Street to the north. The District is a 22-block National Register Historic District, and includes two historic public parks, Central Park and Memorial Park.

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    The caretaker of Old Pasadena's public spaces
    A destination marketer
    A public policy advocate for Old Pasadena
    A center city housing and transportation advocate
    An information source
    A special events producer

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    The Old Pasadena Pharmacy & Marketplace is a full-service retail pharmacy that also doubles as a gift and sundries boutique. The bright and modern store provides prescription services, over the counter items, and an impressive selection of small gifts, soaps and lotions, pet items, Papyrus cards, easy-to-go meals like sandwiches and salads, and a great selection of sweet and savory snacks.

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    Old Town Gymnasium is a premier training facility focused on improving the overall health and wellness of the community through strength and conditioning exercises for all fitness levels. 

     

  • Operating since 1973, Old Towne Pub is tucked into one of Old Pasadena’s alleyways and serves as one of the district’s late-night live music venues. Bands showcase classic rock, hard rock, reggae, punk, and anything in between. The bar offers a selection of local brews and well drinks.

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    One Colorado is an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment district spanning one and a half city blocks in Old Pasadena, roughly bounded by Colorado Boulevard, Union Street, De Lacey, and Fair Oaks Avenues. This award-winning destination unites the urban environment of 17 historic buildings with 40 contemporary fashion and dining attractions, including Anthropologie, Patagonia, Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery, and IPIC Theaters. One Colorado Food District includes a row of convenient concept restaurants, including Main Chick, Paper Rice, and Tacos 1986, along Union Street. Longstanding favorites, Russell's diner, renowned for breakfast, and 21 Choices Frozen Yogurt are found on Fair Oaks Avenue.

    Shopping options are varied and include both national retailers and independent small businesses.  From Sephora and Aesop, to Skin Laundry, beauty is covered. Jewelers include high-end Place Vendome, trendy Gorjana, and Brilliant Earth to fulfill your diamond needs.  Curated home goods can be found at Parachute.  

    The One Colorado Courtyard, designed in the tradition of European town squares, is one of Old Pasadena’s public gathering spaces, offering regularly scheduled outdoor film screenings, live music, art markets, children’s programs, and site-specific art installations. 

  • Osawa brings together sushi, Shabu Shabu, and Otsumami on its menu while practicing the Japanese tradition of omotenashi, or hospitality – the exquisite Japanese art of welcoming and serving guests. The tapas-like Otsumami menu features dishes like shishito tempura stuffed spicy tuna and king salmon ceviche with chili lemon soy; while the Shabu Shabu menu shines with options like Kurobuta pork, fresh market seafood, and Saga Beef. Diners can choose from nearly three dozen types of sushi. Sake, wine, and beer are also offered.

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    Panache Bridal is an authorized retailer of elegant bridal gowns, showcasing more than 50 exquisite designers – many of them exclusive to the Panache brand. Wedding gowns, special occasions, mother of the bride dresses, and prom dresses have been the keystones of Panache Bridal's success for over 35 years. Expert alterations are available on-site for bridal and special occasion wear to assure the best fit. The store often hosts Trunk Shows to preview designers' newest collections with designers often in attendance.

  • Paper Rice is a Vietnamese fast-casual restaurant that features a menu centered on a build-your-own-spring-roll concept. it is family-run and includes the combined expertise of extended family. Spring Rolls are healthy, light, and fresh. Diners can also choose Spring Roll Bowls or Banh Mi Sandwiches. For those that love meat and seafood, choose from Vietnamese nem nuong (charbroiled pork sausage), caramelized pork belly, charbroiled beef, turmeric fish, grilled lemongrass chicken, and grilled garlic shrimp. Vegans and vegetarians can select sesame soy tofu or load up with extra veggies. 

     

     

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    Pasadena Advertising specializes in creating compelling and memorable messages in marketing plans, corporate identities, billboards, posters, cross-platform graphics, and broadcast, electronic, and print. Over the years, PADV creative has helped Burbank Airport, Buena Vista Entertainment, Old Pasadena Management District, Relax The Back, Fastframe, Pasadena Heritage, California Hospitals Foundation, Boy Scouts, the Metro Gold Line, and Foothill Workforce Investment Board.

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    The dedicated staff at Pasadena Beauty Bar aims to provide excellent service that ranges from hair cuts and color to makeup and up-dos for special occasions.

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    Dr. Dean Mizuno has been serving as one of Pasadena’s best dentists for 20 years. His dedication to his patients has earned him a reputation as a kind, compassionate dentist who puts the needs of his patients first. The Old Pasadena practice offers a relaxed atmosphere for patients and features digital X-rays, state-of-the-art equipment, and the latest technological advances in dentistry. From a general cleaning to complex, multidisciplinary restorative cases, it is our mission to provide you with the most satisfying experience possible. A lifetime of healthy teeth, gums, and a beautiful smile are our treatment goals for you.

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    Pasadena Elite Fitness is a private, one-on-one personal training studio that can help clients lose weight, tone and tighten muscles, or simply work toward better health. Pasadena Elite Fitness pairs you with a personal trainer in a private setting equipped with a workout plan tailored just for you.

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    Pasadena Language Center is the place to learn a new language while having a fun experience. The interactive classes are the perfect setting to practice as you learn new vocabulary and essential grammar rules. Students learn the tools to communicate in the language of their choice, as well as to understand cultural aspects of the target language. Staff instructors are experienced native speakers who are enthusiastic about teaching their language and are willing to share their culture. Teachers originate from China, Mexico, France, Russia, Japan, Brazil, India, and many others.

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    The Pasadena Senior Center (PSC) is a vital community asset.  As a donor supported nonprofit organization, the PSC does not receive local, state or federal funding for their operations and is not a city-operated facility. Every effort is made to keep membership and class fees as low as possible so that everyone can participate. While those fees help, they do not cover the operating costs of the Center.  Private donations, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and community philanthropy are essential to support the Center’s operational expenses, as well as social wellness programs.  Social wellness ensures: social connectedness; optimal quality of life; and maximized independence. 

    Every year, more than 10,000 older adults age 50+ from a variety of backgrounds, with differing needs, abilities and interests come to PSC for a sense of community and so much more.  PSC provides the opportunity to: continue lifelong learning; discover new opportunities for social interaction; and engage in a multitude of activities to keep their minds sharp, bodies healthy and spirits soaring.

    The PSC's dynamic programming also includes a full range of free social service programs for older adults who face chronic health issues, poor nutrition, social isolation, income insecurity, lack of access to transportation, and more. At the Center, they understand that older adults want to remain independent for as long as possible, and they work hard to help them do so with a sense of dignity, happiness, and safety in an environment where they are valued.

     

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    ​Discover the hidden gems and untold stories of Pasadena on a guided walking tour with Pasadena Walking Tours. Led by passionate and knowledgeable local guides, their tours offer a unique and immersive experience of our vibrant city. From historic architecture and hidden speakeasies to the dark corners of "Haunted Pasadena", they'll take you to the places that only locals know about and share the stories that make Pasadena so special. Whether you're a visitor or a longtime resident, these tours are a great way to learn more about this fascinating city and experience its charm firsthand!

    Pasadena Walking Tours was founded in 2017 with the goal of sharing Pasadena's history, culture, and neighborhoods with locals and visitors alike and to make life a little more interesting, one sidewalk story at a time. They are proud to be an independent, women-owned, and locally-operated business! Check out their calendar of Walking Tours including Haunted Pasadena, Explore Pasadena, and Saloons & Speakeasies. 

     

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    Pastilla Institute is a brand shaping and communication design agency. Since 2004, some of the world’s most prestigious companies and celebrated brands, like Nokia, Microsoft, Sony, Disney, AT&T, and Warner Bros. have collaborated with Pastilla to create identity/branding, advertising, online media, commercials, and film titles.

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    Pearl Thai Eatery serves modern interpretations of classic Thai and Asian dishes like Pad Thai and Pad See Ew, papaya salad, satay, crab fried rice, and several curries - diners can also find several vegetarian and vegan options. Food is prepared for dine in or take out. 

  • Perle offers a sustainable and organic-focused menu featuring classic French dishes, as well as modern, seasonal creations influenced by California’s fresh cuisine. Perle also features a mirrored menu concept, with half of the menu consisting of meat and seafood dishes and the other half composed of vegetarian and plant/based dishes.

    Chef Dean Yasharian is the owner and executive chef at Perle. Yasharian’s work ethic and passion for food emerged from his upbringing on a farm in upstate New York and has continued throughout his 20-year culinary career. He has trained in the U.S. and Europe under world-renowned chefs, including Daniel Boulud, Gordon Ramsay, and Daniel Clifford. Most recently, Yasharian was the executive chef at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, where he designed and restructured the kitchen and menu, improving performance in efficiency, quality, and profitability.

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    Executive Chef Bret Thompson and "Pez Boss Lady" Lucy Thompson-Ramirez are a dynamic husband and wife team that has made a significant impact in the hospitality industry and are well known for their successful venture Pez Cantina. Now they bring a new concept t Old Pasadena under the moniker Pez Coastal Kitchen with a focus on creating a modern coastal dining experience. 

    Pez Coastal Kitchen offers a diverse menu featuring sea-to-table and farm-to-table cuisine, showcasing the best of seasonal California flavors. The restaurant highlights their expertise in curing, smoking, and dry-aging meats and seafood, as well as their partnerships with local farmers and specialty producers. This modern seafood house and bar features an extensive wine, cocktail, and beer menu. Located in the historic Kendall building, built circa 1896, the gorgeous interior feels Mediterranean and coastal.

     

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    At Pilates Sculpt, you will tone and sculpt your entire body. They offer classes for all levels as well as private instruction. Putting a contemporary spin on the one and only Joseph Pilates method, you may use hand weights, resistance bands, balls, and other Pilates props to amp up your workout! The knowledgeable instructors have free range to put their own twist on your classes so your class sequence and exercise variations will always be fresh. Classes are designed to help you reach your fitness goals and our workouts are sure to get your muscles burning and yearning for more. When you are done, you will feel refreshed, balanced, and strong! Their boutique-style studio is equipped with 6 Balanced Body studio reformers. 

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    Place Vendome, a fine jewelry gallery, was started in Old Pasadena in 2004 by Max Emsallem and Michael Merritt. Raised in Paris and in the fashion industry in the United States for twelve years, Max has an approach to style not often found in the typical jewelry store. This, coupled with Mike’s eighteen-year experience in fine jewelry, created the casual chic atmosphere of their store. Mike and Max wanted a unique gallery setting with a contemporary European feel. Place Vendôme brings exclusive French and Italian luxury designers to the increasingly design-conscious Pasadena.

  • Poke Salad Bar brings the poke craze to Old Pasadena, giving fans and casual diners the opportunity to try the fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaii. The restaurant features a menu that is entirely customizable, allowing patrons to walk through a line and choose size, base, toppings, sauce, meat (salmon, albacore, and tuna among them), and “fixings” (like sesame seeds and seaweed).

     

  • Popping Yolk Cafe serves a variety of delicious brunch essentials from fresh daily ingredients - your breakfast go-to spot! As they say: Breakfast is a meal, Brunch is a culture! From mouthwatering poached eggs and Eggs Benedict to their famous House French Toast, they've got something for everyone's tastes.

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    Portrait Space is both a self-portrait studio and an event space - the first in Pasadena. They provide the space and the setup. You take the photos. Portrait Space is a space for capturing memories and hosting memorable events.

     

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    Prix Body Adornment was established in Old Pasadena as a body piercing studio in 2000 and not long after added tattoo artistry to its repertoire. The state-of-the-art studio features one of the largest selections of body jewelry in the LA area, from the common ring to 18k gold, rubies, 1/2 c. diamond navel rings, and indigenous pieces from around the world. All staff members are certified in CPR, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens.

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    Prolece Tea serves a variety of tea drinks, including boba, house milk tea, rose on lychee tea, and jasmine green tea, among many others. 

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    For over two decades, Q’s Billard Club has been a neighborhood restaurant, sports bar, and late-night hang-out, located above Barney’s Beanery. Q’s features a delicious menu, 10 pool tables, more than 45 TVs, three outdoor patios, a DJ spinning your favorite music, and a friendly staff to assist you.

     

  • In 2015, the well-established Japanese chain Ramen Tatsunoya chose Old Pasadena as its first U.S. location, and the eatery’s popularity is evident by the lines out the door most days. Recognized by connoisseurs, Tatsunoya is dedicated to perfecting the ultimate bowl of ramen. The traditional tonkotsu menu includes koku and jun, their signature ramen, as well as items inspired by the city of Pasadena.

     

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    Redirect Marketing Group is a bi-cultural advertising agency with a no-nonsense approach that has efficiently helped many clients increase sales and brand awareness for more than 20 years.  Staff expertise includes the ability to synergistically reach general and Hispanic market consumers in a single advertising campaign.  RDMG’s suite of services also includes production services at its professionally designed photo and video studio located in the heart of Old Pasadena.

  • Joining the stretch of independent retail known as the Shops on Holly, Retreat is an artisan gift shop with an emphasis on jewelry. You'll find a beautiful selection of handcrafted jewelry, accessories, candles, hand-drawn cards, journals, wall art, pottery, barware, leather goods, and more!

     

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    Since 1982, Rigney Graphics has provided graphic design materials to a broad base of businesses, from small start-ups to larger corporate clients, such as Speedo USA, Cotton Inc., the Gene Autry Foundation and the Huntsman Corporation, to name a few. Locally, the firm has produced websites for many businesses and non-profits, including the Pasadena Police Foundation, the Playhouse District Association, the Huntington Medical Research Institutes, the California Art Club, Fedde Furniture, the Tournament of Roses, and Sharp Seating.

  • Stop by the Old Pasadena Space and get to know the Rivian electric vehicles in real life. You can jump in the front seat, pop open the Gear Tunnel, and ask them anything and everything. 

    Think playground, not showroom. You’re welcome to climb in and on the vehicles.  See all the materials and colors in person.

     

  • Rocco’s Tavern features a large and lively bar with a restaurant and outdoor café inspired by the classic Italian eateries and taverns of the East Coast. Prominent TV screens showcase games with LA sports teams. Rocco’s Tavern serves Italian-Style comfort food, serving lunch, daily Happy Hour, dinner, and late-night dining.

     

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    Roll Factory by Stray Cat serves poke bowls with salmon, yellowtail, seaweed salad, and spicy crab meat, to name a few key ingredients; bowls come with a choice of sides. Diners can also select from soft serve ice cream with flavors like rose berry, milk, black sesame, and matcha. The ice cream is served in taiyaki (fish-shaped bread, originating in Japan) or in a cup. 

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    Roots & Rye Açai Bar was founded in 2018 to feed the ever-growing health-conscious consumer. It offers fast and healthy alternatives that are both beautiful and delicious; the company helps educate the public about health and wellness.

    Guests can select from menu items that include açai bowls, smoothies, gourmet toasts, and coconut-based milkshakes and ice creams. Menu items can be customized with a range of ingredients, which include chia seeds, fresh fruits, bee pollen, goji berries, flax seeds, coconut oil, and more

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    With many years of experience in the industry, Royalty Salon Pasadena aims to provide the best place for you to pamper yourself in a friendly, clean, and welcoming environment. Customer satisfaction is their top priority.  They offer various nail and hair services including Gel-X Extension, Japanese Nail Art, Hair Colorings, and Treatments. Their nail technicians and hairstylists are up to date with new techniques and the latest trends to accommodate your needs.

     

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    The Rudolf Steiner Community Center is operated by the Anthroposophical Society in America, which is a nonsectarian, nonpolitical organization open to everyone regardless of religion, race, nationality, social standing, scientific or artistic conviction. It was founded as "an association of people who would foster the life of the soul, both in the individual and in human society, on the basis of a true knowledge of the spiritual world."

    Housed at this location, the Library & Bookshop contains an extensive collection of books by Rudolf Steiner in English and German, as well as books on Anthroposophical subjects by other authors. Memberships are open to the public and free of charge. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost of new acquisitions.

  • Holding court on Fair Oaks Boulevard “since 1930” (as its retro neon sign proclaims), Russell’s is a locals’ favorite, especially for breakfast and weekend brunch. Specialties include Croque Monsieur, Croque Madame, Belgian waffles, French toast, and gourmet omelets. The restaurant also serves a well-rounded lunch and dinner menu, focusing on burgers, sandwiches, salads, pasta, and “bistro entrees.”

  • Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery serves organic, sustainable, plant-based food centered on produce that comes from local farmers committed to practicing organic, pesticide-free farming, and regenerative agriculture. Daily farm deliveries means that most dishes feature produce picked that same day or the day before. Diners can enjoy everything from breakfast to dinner, brunch, craft cocktails and beer, and desserts, with a choice of indoor dining or a spot on the expansive patio, which offers delightful views of the charming One Colorado Courtyard. 

     

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    Sanctuary Fitness - Pasadena is a boutique fitness studio offering group high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes in a supportive, approachable environment for all fitness levels and age groups. It's a place where anyone and everyone can come together to unplug from the daily grind.  Personal trainers challenge you physically but also coach and connect to fill you spiritually. Classes are based on three underlying “themes,” a system that ensures you never plateau or get bored. Each day also builds on the previous day, so you constantly challenge your muscles to make them stronger, leaner, and faster.

     

  • Sato Ramen House is an authentic Japanese ramen restaurant only in Old Pasadena. Sato Ramen's mission is to provide their guests with the best Tonkotsu Ramen, using only the finest ingredients and the most advanced techniques developed by their master artisans.

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    Sauvé Riegel, Inc. is a commercial real estate consulting, investment and leasing firm established in Pasadena in 1992. Sauvé Riegel has been instrumental in leasing space in several rehab projects in the Old Pasadena market, as well as bringing many retail and restaurant owners to the Pasadena area. Services include site evaluations, demographic analysis, lease preparation and evaluation, development services, investment analysis, property management and marketing services.

    Norm Sauvé and his partner Robert Riegel started the Commercial Division of The Prudential DB Real Estate in 1989 as an independently owned and operated entity. Sauvé Riegel has represented major corporate office users in negotiations to lease “Class A” office space, and has leased retail stores, restaurants, offices and industrial spaces ranging from 500 to 50,000 square feet. The firm has negotiated leases for restaurants, franchises, retailers, food services, distributors, manufacturers, financial institutions, and nonprofit corporations.

  • Savvvy's Cafe is a family-owned coffee house welcoming you to their comfortably appointed space to enjoy coffee, creativity, and connection. Their affordable menu features hand-crafted coffee drinks and syrups, including espresso, lattes, protein shakes, charcuterie boards, and baked goods. The houseplants are also for sale!  Along with free wifi and plenty of outlets, Savvvy's location includes an open-air patio.  

     

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    The Pasadena Senior Center's Scott Pavilion is a perfect location to hold a wedding reception, Quinceanera, meeting, or another event. It can accommodate 50 - 250 and features a stage and dining and dancing areas. Ther lobby has a reception area with built-in coffee or wine service, and the patio is ideal for private garden parties or wedding ceremonies.

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    Shant’s Clock and Watch Repair is a family operation with more than three generations of fine watch experience. Patrons can get a quick battery or band change, get a scratched or shattered crystal repaired, or peruse the great selection of vintage watches for sale. Shant’s also specializes in new and antique clock repairs.

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    SOH Grill House serves modern Korean barbecue with an emphasis on high-quality ingredients, including grown vegetables, prime beef cuts from Northern California, and hand-picked spices.

    The restaurant boasts a unique design element too: The grill vents are designed using a type of "down draft system" that pulls smoke out through exhausts vents in the walls, allowing customers to walk away not smelling like smoke or barbecue.

     

     

     

     

  • Lively, casual and coolly sophisticated, SORRISO serves authentic Italian cuisine with a contemporary California twist. The menu includes steaks and chops grilled to perfection, as well as salads, pastas, pizzas, and seafood. SORRISO also boasts an extensive wine list and specialty cocktails, and late night guests can relax in the late-night lounge featuring live entertainment. 

     

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    With a name that recalls the Prohibition, The Speakeasy also operates like the “secret” bars from that era: It requires a password to enter, which patrons can obtain by emailing or calling the venue in advance. Once inside, expect a lounge bathed in red light, excellent cocktails, 250 beer selections, and DJ music.

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    Specstacular Eyewear is a family-owned business that offers lenses crafted onsite and a range of high-quality, name brand frames, including Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, Matsuda, Alain Mikli, LA Eyeworks, Bada, Persol & Paul Frank. The shop gets high reviews for its personalized service and master repair craftsmanship.

     

  • Stone Company Store Pasadena features a stellar tasting room with 20 rotating taps of Stone Brewing Co. beers, including year-round, special, and one-time releases, as well as periodic special vintages. Customers may also purchase growler fills to-go or enjoy four-, eight-, or 16-ounce pours on location. Keg, bottle, and merchandise are also available for purchase.

    Located at Del Mar Station in Old Pasadena, the Store is a convenient stop for people commuting on the Metro Gold Line or just passing through town. The 1,700 square-foot store has a dog-friendly patio area with tables and chairs for patrons to relax and enjoy a delicious craft beer with their four-legged friends.

     

  • Sushi Enya in Old Pasadena opened in early 2017 – another location can be found in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles. Chef Kimiyasu Enya trained for over ten years in Japan – he and the kitchen team receive fresh products from the fish market every day. The menu focuses on fish-based Japanese sushi and American sushi rolls, but also offers contemporary dishes like ceviche and special rolls for vegan diets. Sushi Enya also features daily specials and the chef's tasting "omakase" course. Wine and sake are available.

     

  • Gah means "a house" or "family" in Korean.  Sushigah is the offering of Korean father and son chefs who serve the freshest sushi and cook Japanese and Korean fusion cuisine.  At Sushigah each customer is treated as family and the goal is to provide a space of belonging where all feel welcome, sharing good food and company with each other.  Their diverse and varied menu includes bento, bulgogi, Korean-style fried chicken (K-Dak), and dumplings, to name a few. 

     

  • Taco Libre brings together the best of Mexican food and culture. Enjoy a great selection of quality tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and even bowls.

     

  • Tacos 1986 brings some of the purest flavors of Tijuana street food to Pasadena!  Choose from asada, mushroom, adobado, or chicken offered in tacos, quesadillas, mulitas, and vampiros, all on their fresh corn tortillas. 

  • Tacos Super Gallito offers you their tasty family recipes which have been perfected generation after generation. From their burritos, tortas, quesadillas, and of course their delicious tacos, you will taste the quality ingredients and flavors of Mexico in every bite. 

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    Tangles Hair Salon, an Old Pasadena mainstay since 1994, offers expertise in all forms of hair crafting and styling. Nearly all its trained staff have been hair designing for more than 20 years. The salon is also Elite L’Oreal Professional Salon, carrying the exclusive L’Oreal Series Expert hair care line; it also carries Redken, Nioxin, and the Bamboo line by Alterna.

  • A cozy, tranquil respite, Tea Rose Garden was established in 1994 by Grace Kim Heinstedt to combine two passions – her love of the art of flowers and the art of "taking tea." Tea Rose Garden is indeed a unique place that offers a full-service flower shop, beautiful tearoom, and patio garden, all surrounded by fine gifts and little treasures. Along with afternoon tea, patrons can enjoy a good selection of sandwiches (tea and regular), sweets, fruit, and salads.

  • Guests describe The Cellar as a "hidden gem" and "romantic"; indeed, the cozy and intimate wine bar is below-ground and decorated with antiquarian books, portraits of famous classical pianists, and comfy couches. Along with an extensive wine selection, the menu features charcuterie boards, oysters, snacks, and desserts. Open Thursday through Sunday evenings. Look for the hidden entry where you will be escorted to an underground cellar. Patrons can also choose to sit on the garden patio, which is located off of Mercantile Alley.  

     

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    The Corridor is an art gallery located in FoundrSpace Pasadena. Curated by Leo Moleiro, The Corridor carries a handpicked selection of art from both renowned and emerging local and international artists, creating imaginative and thought-provoking works in a wide spectrum of artistic mediums. The rotating selection of contemporary art features unique, one-of-a-kind works of art. The gallery hosts workshops, artist talks, and other events to engage the community and promote the arts. 

     

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    The Dog Bakery was started with a goal to make the world’s best dog treats; a decade later, the small LA-based chain has developed a great reputation for its fresh-baked, all-natural treats. The store is always open to four-legged customers, who enjoy ingredients that are meticulously selected, tasty, and chemical free. Also stocked are hard-to-find specialty items and top-selling pet goods, toys, and clothes.

    Is there a doggie birthday coming up? The store specializes in birthday “cakes,” accessories, and party packs.

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    A small, family-owned eatery, the Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria serves up New York, Sicilian, and Chicago style deep-dish pizza, as well as authentic entrées, pastas, salads, calzones, and sandwiches. The restaurant can provide full catering for parties ranging in 5-500.

     

  • Specializing in the practice of reflexology, the trained staff offer 60-, 75-, and 90-minute foot massages that also include 15 minutes of neck, head, and shoulders work. The tranquil salon also offers nail care services.

     

  • Happiness one slice at a time. That simple mission is carried out all day every day by The Pie Hole as the counter-service eatery inside Indiana Colony wows patrons with sweet and savory pies made from scratch with high quality ingredients. Favorites include Mexican Chocolate, Earl Grey, and Cereal Killer. Visitors can also find other baked items, as well as Pie Hole’s house blend coffees, which are organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified, and roasted to exact specification.

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    The Rococo Room is a banquet facility that can accommodate up 150 people, an ideal setting for weddings, corporate, and social events. Affiliated with Café Santorini and located downstairs from that popular Old Pasadena eatery, the Rococo Room specializes in Mediterranean food, with a choice grilled meats, seafood dishes, and an array of traditional pastas; family-style, buffet, or tray-passed appetizers can also be served. The venue also features an extensive hand-selected wine collection and full bar.

  • Serving the authentic Himalayan cuisine of Nepal, Tibet, and India since 2001, Tibet Nepal House uses a wide range of herbs and spices common to Himalayan cooking to create uniquely delicious and healthy food for diners. The tranquil restaurant is decorated with Buddhas and prayer wheels and features a simple yet appealing menu with steamed dumplings, curries, and noodle dishes. Patrons might also enjoy the traditional Tibetan butter tea, Nepalese milk tea (chia), and the house famous rice pudding (khir).

     

  • Tortas Mexico offers an authentic Mexican dining experience with dishes and sauces from San Juan Yucuita in the Nochixtlan District of Oaxaca State. The specialty of this casual, counter-service is, of course, tortas – a type of Mexican sandwich made with meat or eggs and garnished with avocado, onions, jalapenos, and tomato. Diners can also find tacos, burritos, sopes, and a small breakfast menu.

  • A small, family-operated business, Twigzz offers floral and botanical arrangements for weddings, special occasions, and corporate events. With a devotion to creativity, beauty, and innovation, Twigzz provides its clients with exceptional arrangements designed to make a memorable impression. 

     

  • U Street Pizza is the sibling restaurant to beloved Italian restaurant Union in Pasadena from restaurateur Marie Petulla and Executive Chef Chris Keyser. Petulla and Keyser bring their spin on New York-style pizza to LA’s culinary scene through the lens of Union's ethos and made with high-quality, market-driven ingredients. The pizza is made with a two-day fermented dough of artisanal flours from Washington and Vermont and topped with sauce made from Bianca DiNapoli tomatoes and seasonal ingredients from a veritable "who's who" of California farmers and baked in an impressive electric deck oven. Think classic, nostalgic pies like a cheese pizza finished with aged Fiscalini cheddar; a clam version with manila clams, garlic, pecorino, lemon zest, and parsley; and, a nduja pie with ricotta cream sauce, nduja, and mustard frills. Keyser will also be doing an arancini of the day (ex. carbonara arancini di pasta made with "yesterday's bucatini" and a saffron and pork ragu with peas) as well as small seasonal dishes like fried squash blossom saltimbocca alongside salads, sides, and soft serve. 

  • In 2014, Chef Bruce Kalman and Marie Petulla partnered to open Union, a 50-seat restaurant and bar featuring a seasonally Californian interpretation of Northern Italian cuisine centered on pasta, seafood, market-fresh produce, and fine-quality locally sourced ingredients. The intimate neighborhood restaurant is consistently recognized as one of LA's top establishments – it made Jonathan Gold’s Top 101 Restaurants in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Diners can enjoy selections from local, hand-crafted vendors; house-made charcuterie, pickles, and pasta; and a small but carefully curated wine list.

     

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    Union Salon opened in 2009 and quickly became a premier salon in Pasadena and surrounding areas. Staffed with both experienced veteran stylists and innovative newcomers, Union Salon strives to honor the art of hairdressing, promote creativity, and maintain an upbeat yet relaxing atmosphere. At 3,600 square feet and with a team of over 20 stylists and estheticians, Union Salon is well equipped to handle any of your hair or skin care needs.

     

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    Union Street French Café is an authentic French family-owned establishment serving organic, fresh, and homemade treats and pastries, served with daily coffee specials.  Experience a true Parisian experience while still in Old Pasadena.  Word is you must try the Canelés de Bordeaux. Start your day here for a delicious breakfast and brunch.

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    Urban Pocha is a Korean bar with a cool K-pop vibe. They serve up delicious (spicy) Korean cuisine such as Fried Chicken Gizzards, Brisket Rose Tteokbokki, and Squid Spicy Salad with Thin Noodles. Known for its friendly staff and great bartenders, enjoy the flavors, the ambiance, and a full-service cocktail bar.

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    Valentine Sweets offers a selection of delicious, thoughtfully sourced, organic, and plant-based tea cakes, cookies, sandwiches, soups, and drinks. They also offer keto-friendly and gluten-free options because they value each individual’s dietary needs and choices. As a woman-owned business, they even have a section of carefully curated and high-quality gifts featuring women-owned brands and small businesses. 

     

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    Veronique Bridal & Gowns is a family-owned boutique.  Stemming from the belief that every bride deserves to feel elegant and beautiful on her special day, their collection of wedding dresses is carefully curated to offer a range of elegant, classic, and timeless styles. In addition to their curated collection, Veronique also offers custom-made dresses and evening gowns, perfect for customers who want a one-of-a-kind gown. Whether you have a specific design in mind or need help bringing your vision to life, their team of experienced stylists and designer will work with you to create a dress that is uniquely yours.

  • Inspired by her globetrotting adventures, Adrienne Nicole Borlongan created Wanderlust Creamery in 2015 with its foundation in world flavors - think innovative ice cream fusions like Japanese Neapolitan, Thai Tea, Ube Malted Crunch, Australian Pavlova, Hawaiian Toast + Guava Jam, and Koldstal. The Old Pasadena Wanderlust is the fifth location in the LA area, tucked inside the artisanal Indiana Colony and offering perfect window seats for patrons to watch the street action along Colorado Boulevard. 

  • We Olive is a premier retailer & tasting room of California extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and California wines.

    The magical alchemy of California’s hot dry summer days and cool, evening temperatures, myriad soil types and microclimates, combined with the passion and commitment of its artisan growers, result in world class olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We Olive Pasadena is a fun and exciting place to taste the finest artisan made extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and delicious gourmet foods. In other words, it is a foodie’s paradise, a culinary shopping experience, and an educational destination for people passionate about delicious food and health.

    The wine bar features small batch California varietals – basically, wine that you wouldn’t be able to find in a grocery store. Although We Olive does not sell bottles, the store offers wine by the glass every night of the week, as well as beer and mixed drinks that include balsamic vinegars and olive oils like the Balsamic Lemonade and the Balsamic-Marinated Berry Spritzer. The store offers a small menu featuring items like flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, and tapas - dining is available indoors or on the back patio.

     

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    Whimsy Pasadena offers light-filled rental space for parties and special events and allows you to put your own stamp on your celebration.  Guests can utilize various-sized tables, 100 folding chairs, a sound system with iPhone connection, three televisions, a prep room with refrigerator, and WiFi. 

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    - 2,000 square feet
    - Capacity for up to 100 seated guests
    - Located in the heart of Old Pasadena
    - Beautiful, bright widows for natural light
    - Located between two parking lots that offer first 90 minutes free 

     

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    Whitmore Rare Books specializes in providing collectors with important first edition books of exceptional quality across the fields of literature, philosophy, science, and history.  The store specializes in relationships with both seasoned collectors and the rising generation of readers who see rare books as meaningful gifts to give or receive; it also works directly with institutional clients to source research-rich, unique materials that support teaching, research and exhibition programs. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday.

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    Experience gourmet fusion shabu at Yuzu Shabu & Grill. Shabu Shabu is a popular hot pot dish from Japan consisting of thinly sliced meat and bite-sized vegetables cooked in steaming hot broth. With extensive lunch and dinner menus, there are so many options.  Selections include a standard broth, mixed veggies, tofu, and a choice of white rice, ramen, or udon.

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    Yvonne Ardestani is a French-trained chef who has spent her career creating classic restaurant dishes alongside some of the most prestigious names in food. She is passionate about reinventing the classics with vegan and gluten-free twists. Yvonne invites you to come along in her journey as she creates healthy, nutritious, and decadent plant-based food that will ultimately lead to renewed energy, wellness, and longevity. Yvonne's Vegan Kitchen treats are not only for those with vegan and gluten-free diets, but for those who are looking to eat healthier without compromising on flavor.

     

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    Independently owned and operated, Zemrus Escrow is here to serve homeowners from the first time through a lifetime.