The year in review

Mary Dawson

The Crescenta Valley Weekly recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and I must say Robin Goldsworthy and her staff sure know how to throw a great party. It gave me pause to review the articles written here this past year. I thought you might enjoy this trip down memory lane and that you may be inspired to check-out these great businesses for yourself. Ready? Set? Here we go…
Cucina Rustica – the best bread, great décor, large Italian menu; Spa Pura – a “state of the art” spa, 7,000 sq. feet of bliss; Montrose Candy Co. – novelty, fun and smells great; Merle Norman – the sisters, top franchise, great gift with purchase; The T Room – Esma, Russian elegance, homemade soups; Jane’s Cakes & Chocolates – walls of hard to find baking & cake decorating supplies; Sake – trendy, fresh, Japanese food, large portions, great prices; Salon Du Soleil – French, new, custom color, a mani/pedi must; The Wine Cave – wine flights, hard to find bottles; Oceanview Bistro – happy hour, patio dining, live music; Oven Fresh Bakery – fresh conchas only 3/$1 and breads; Al’s Deli – best subs, homemade sauces, Greg & Rose; Montrose Bowl – parties, Monday nights for the public; Revelation Tops – the sisters, fun tops for women; City Hall Coffee Shop – Young, Wanda, Tammy, a step back in time; Joselito’s – best chips & salsa, margaritas, a pro, long-time staff; La Perla – fine gifts, elegant gift wrap; Paradis – homemade ice cream, Denmark; Pho 22 – Vietnamese fusion, the best broth; Once Upon A Time –  Maureen, great girls, oldest children’s bookstore; Eye Candy – threading, faces, red & white; Doris’s Slender Sweet Shop – low-cal frozen delights; Bella Boutique – aromatherapy candles, trendy fashion; The Montrose News Stand – thousands of periodicals, Joanne, Arnold the cat; Mountain Rose Gifts – seasonal home décor, Dale & Mary; Wacky Wok – Chinese fast food, trendy setting; Holiday Hats & Gowns – Lilian & Karla, mother of the
Now wasn’t that fun? This year we also wrote about some special people: Vito Cannella – Montrose Barber Shop, Flag Day; Vince Takas – local artist, the Montrose Clock; Jay Drayman – Montrose legend, John’s Dad; Don Tubbs – hot rod show, community servant.
And that’s not all! There were articles about some of our MSPA sponsored events: The Sunday Harvest Market – your weekly neighborhood reunion, organic produce; Arts & Crafts Festival – the largest outdoor street event in Glendale; Montrose Film Festival – every August, filming in Montrose; “House” – with Hugh Laurie; and last, but not least, our dedicated MSPA board.
See you next week with the first in a whole new batch of articles about the unique businesses, people, and events in the one-of-a-kind Montrose Shopping Park! Thanks for reading and shopping us!
Join us Sunday, Oct. 31 at 5:00 p.m. for the Halloween Spooktakular! The merchants of the Montrose Shopping Park will be giving out candy for the kiddies!