January 2015
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On behalf of the South Lake Business Association and its Board of Directors, we would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2015!

Thousands attended South Lake Avenue's Holidayfest held on December 6, 2014. Guests enjoyed free family friendly holiday activities such as horse and carriage rides, in-store specials, live music, holiday crafts, carolers, holiday characters, photos with Santa, a scavenger hunt and $3,000 in prizes. 
The South Lake Business Association's monthly newsletter is a source of information and news for business and property owners within the South Lake Avenue Business District, the City of Pasadena, and residential communities. We are currently accepting submissions for the February 2015 newsletter. If you are a South Lake Avenue business or property owner and would like to participate in the newsletter, please email your submission to slba@southlakeavenue.org by January 20th. 


The South Lake Business Association
South Lake Celebrates A Year In Pictures

Thank you to everyone who supported, participated in and attended South Lake events in 2014. Enjoy the following pictures!

  Taste of South Lake
  Rooftop Cinema Night
  South Lake Holiday Celebration
Williams-Sonoma | 142 S. Lake Avenue | 626-795-5045

January 31, 2015 | 12:00pm-4:00pm
(Last Saturday of the month)
Williams-Sonoma hosts a monthly Artisan Market outside their store in The Commons courtyard. The market will feature all local vendors selling products such as artisan breads, jams and preserves, chocolates, confections, flowers and fresh produce. Schedule subject to change.

For more information, please visit Williams-Sonoma.

Merieducation | 845 Cordova Street | 626-639-8810

MeriEducation strives to seek perfection through manic efforts to craft a successful educational enterprise. They believe that the success of students is a function of the learning environment and learning relationship with instructors. They believe in creating an atmosphere that is positive and enjoyable. From its inception, MeriEducation has provided an environment that attracts students who are struggling, students who are high-achieving, and students who just seek a learning milieu that is student-centric.


For more information, please visit Merieducation

SchoolsFirst Credit Union | 555 S. Lake Avenue | 800-462-8328

From hundreds of school employees who made deposits and received loans in the 1930s, SchoolsFirst FCU has grown into a full service financial institution that helps over 500,000 Members organize and integrate every part of their financial lives, with outstanding, competitively priced products and services that help you every step of the way. Because Membership is strictly limited to school employees and their immediate family, they've developed a unique set of products and services, from a no-interest loan* for teachers to purchase supplies for their classroom, to a higher-dividend savings account to set aside money for the summer months, to loan payment deferrals for school employees affected by furloughs or layoffs.

*This rate reflects a 0.75% discount for payment made by automatic transfer from your SchoolsFirst FCU Savings or Checking account. A $10 loan application fee is collected upon funding. Rate quoted is subject to change without notice.


For more information, please visit SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

So Cal Children's Museum | 455 S. Lake Ave., #103 | 626-657-0357

Southern California Children's Museum provides play-based activities designed to foster excitement and spark a real sense of wonder. This isn't a park. It's much more than the zoo. Whether interacting with a fire engine, getting a little dirty in a construction zone, or experiencing what it's like to perform at the Hollywood Bowl-SCCM exhibits are here to create more for kids who, let's face it, deserve more.  Southern California Children's Museum will be on South Lake Avenue until May 2015.


For more information, please visit Southern California Children's Museum.  

Tiny Universe | 380 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 105 | 626-664-8553

Hello there! 
TINY UNIVERSE is a gift shop located in the heart of sunny Pasadena, CA. They carry cards, books, and gifts for your everyday. Stay up-to-date by following us on your preferred social media. And if ever in town, swing by and say hello!


For more information, please visit Tiny Universe.

Veggiegrill | 200 S. Lake Avenue | 626-535-9561

Veggie Grill redefines classic American comfort food with flavorful and craveable 100% plant-based soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and desserts.  


For more information, please visit The Veggie Grill

Trattoria Neapolis | 336 S. Lake Avenue | 626-792-3000

Join Trattoria Neapolis for lunch, dinner or brunch on the weekends and sample one of our new menu items from Chef, Clinton McCann. Enjoy classic Italian dishes like Mare Seafood Pasta with hand cut lemon-parsley Tagliatelle or Tuscan Seafood Stew with Saffron Rouille. Savor carefully prepared meats and fish from the new wood-burning grill menu including Prime New York Steak, Grass Fed Ribeye, House Smoked Pork Chop or Lemon Herb Branzino. At lunch dine on a main course salad featuring wood grilled salmon, tiger shrimp or roasted chicken. In a hurry for lunch? Select one of our Half & Half specials offering a variety of menu options and we'll get you back to work on time. 


To make a reservation or for more information, please call 626-792-3000 or visit Trattoria Neapolis

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Announces Cheeseburger Week

January 11-16, 2015

The fourth annual Cheeseburger Week celebration in Pasadena is January 11-16. Enjoy the following participating South Lake restaurants: Du-par's Restaurant and Bakery, Green Street Restaurant, Pie 'n Burger, Real Food Daily, The Counter, and Trattoria Neapolis


For more information, please visit Cheeseburger Week 2015.


January 19th - February 1st, 2015

dineLA's Restaurant Week is a 14-day dining event from January 19th to February 1st showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination, highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences LA has to offer. Locals and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus from some of LA's best restaurants. Enjoy the participating South Lake Avenue restaurants: Celestino Ristorante, Del Frisco's Grille, SECO New American, Smitty's Grill and Trattoria Neapolis.

For more information, please visit dineLA. 


Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 7:00pm
Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Parking: Free self-parking will be available in two City-owned parking lots on a first come, first served basis: (1) the municipal lot directly behind The Playhouse on Madison Ave. between Colorado Blvd. and Green St. and (2) the municipal lot at the northeast corner of El Molino Ave. and Union St. Free parking is also available on surrounding surface streets after 6:00 p.m.  

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard will report on recent accomplishments and future plans.  For more information, please call 626-744-4311.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 8:00am
Pasadena Towers
55 S. Lake Avenue, 4th Floor Conference Room, Pasadena - View Map!

For more information regarding upcoming meetings, please visit www.southlakeavenue.org.

*Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please visit www.southlakeavenue.org for updates.

Interested in opening your business in the South Lake Avenue Business District? The South Lake Business Association can help! 


Click to view a list of featured spaces at South Lake Leasing Opportunities.

Got News? February 2015 e-Newsletter submissions due by January 20th and accepted on a first come first serve basis. Subject to availability and editing.
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