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Downtown welcomes new business

Downtown welcomes new business
Salon owner Blanca Moore has been cutting customer Leslie Averill’s hair for two years. Averill learned about Moore through her daughter and says that she drives to La Verne from Pasadena to come to Moore’s shop, Bebe’s Family Hair Design, because Moore gets to know her customers hair and does a great job. Bebe’s is located at 2119 Third Street, across the street from Caffé Allegro. / photo... 

Food Court: Casa del Rey finds success despite obstacles

Alex Forbess Food Editor With challenges like employee training, resource management and developing a strong clientele, it looked difficult to survive in the restaurant business. One shot is all that it takes to have a family-owned restaurant survive or become another failed American Dream. “Family businesses just suck,” said Art Rey, owner of Casa del Rey in San Dimas. Yet Casa del Rey has not... 

Spooners opens for business

Spooners opens for business
With a change in management came a change in name. The location that formerly housed Angel’s place, a Greek restaurant, now features Spooners. Spooners is the new restaurant on D Street in La Verne. Spooners is open for breakfast, lunch and even early dinner, offering a big variety of diner foods such as burgers, steaks, and chicken fingers. / photo by Hunter Cole  Read More →

Village Inn keeps it in the family

Village Inn keeps it in the family
Ramona Shuemate, who goes by “Ramona From Pomona,” serves up plates of eggs, hash browns and sausage. Ramona has worked at Roberta’s Village Inn on D Street for more than 15 years. Francisco Ramirez, who worked at the restaurant as a cook for more than 12 years, bought the café in 2010. Roberta’s is popular for breakfast and for pot roast. / photo by Candice Salazar Veronica Orozco Staff Writer Roberta’s... 

La Verne gets a business boost

Allison Lavelle Staff Writer In an apparent upturn of the economy, Old Town La Verne is finding its businesses thriving and full of customers. After a period of time where there were several empty stores, the area around the University will be getting more businesses to fill the once vacant spots. According to Eric Scherer, the city of La Verne’s principal planner, there will be two brand new businesses... 

Chase’s Wine Bar hosts beer tasting event

Chase's Wine Bar hosts beer tasting event
Andy Dale, who co-owns and handles the marketing side of the Dale Bros. Brewery, distributes three different beers to the patrons of the new La Verne hot spot, Chase’s Wine Bar and Beer. The beer tasting event was held last weekend to help determine which of the Dale Bros. beers would be put on tap alongside the already popular brew Pomona Queen. / photo by Andrew Vasquez Ashley Lyn Sourapas Staff... 

Connolly’s Kitchen dishes out Irish culture

Connolly's Kitchen dishes out Irish culture
Wendy Connolly is an Irish dancer and musician from Cerritos who met her husband Paul Connolly in Dublin, Ireland. After moving back to the United States the couple decided to open Connolly’s Kitchen in March, 2010. The most preferred dishes by customers include fish and chips and Irish stew. Connolly’s Kitchen is located at 1453 Foothill Blvd. in La Verne. / photo by Denisse Leung Julian Burrell Associate... 

Mrs. Nelson’s bookstore houses big dreams

Mrs. Nelson’s bookstore houses big dreams
Caitlin Ek’s job at Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop is to stock the shelves and make sure that everything is in order. The store, at the corners of Damien and Bonita avenue in La Verne, carries a variety of toys and books for children and teens, including picture books, graphic novels and young adult novels. It also hosts readings by authors and story time for children. / photo by Danielle Navarro Julian... 

Claremont boutique brings fashion to Village

Ashley Sourapas Staff Writer Customers of Nectar have no need to worry about seeing their recently bought dress on someone else. The clothing boutique in Claremont offers original pieces that are limited in stock and frequently rotated. With Nectar’s affordable and fashion-forward merchandise, customers are learning that it is a one-of-a-kind retail store. “The store has an eclectic style that... 

Local products have benefits

There is a problem with the food we consume. A large percentage of it is imported; a lot of our food comes from foreign countries, especially China and various South American countries. It may be cheaper for big companies to produce food on foreign soil, but at what cost to consumers? There is one way we can stop this trend. Buy local. It is no secret that many Americans have suffered because of imported... 
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