Three Places to Visit in Pasadena’s Newest Landmark District

Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 1:15 am

L-R: Century Books, Malbec Argentinean Cuisine and High Low Vintage.

Green Street Village Landmark District includes a lovely stretch of Green Street between Mentor Avenue and Wilson Avenue – number 951-1035 to be exact – and includes seven unique businesses. This adorable collection of buildings is a treat for locals and tourists to explore.

“It’s what really brings a lot of character to our community — sense of place and authenticity – in Pasadena there’s a culture of really valuing architecture,” said Eric Duyshart, Manager of Pasadena’s Economic Development Division.

Check out these three businesses in Pasadena’s newest landmark district.

Century Books
Century Books is an independent new and used bookstore with a wide array of books in subject areas of both fiction and non-fiction, such as history, science, religion, arts, classic literature, ballet, children’s books, culinary arts, travel, sporting books, and more. Peruse their discount book carts parked on the sidewalk and be sure to check their Facebook page for upcoming events like concerts and book signings.

Century Books is located at 1039 East Green Street. Call (626) 796-1703. Visit or

Malbec Argentinean Cuisine
Malbec Argentinean Cuisine offers a taste of South American in Pasadena including signature grilled meats and a hearty wine list. Don’t miss their Tapas menu, which features small bites, wines and beer, served on the back patio or in the bar from 4pm-6:30pm on weekdays.

Malbec Argentinean Cuisine is located at 1001 East Green Street. Call (626) 683-0550 or visit

High Low Vintage
High Low Vintage has just the right piece to complete your wardrobe. Owner, Carolyn Gray, is a former entertainment executive who now pursues vintage fashion full time. She believes that your favorite jeans and t-shirt with a beautiful vintage beaded sweater, a brilliant chiffon vintage cocktail dress with a pair of modern heels already in your closet. ‘High Low’ means: blending High (dressy) and Low (everyday wear) to create a unique, personalized look, so don’t be afraid to get funky with your fashion.

High Low Vintage is located at 1031 East Green Street, Pasadena. Call 626.356.0402 or visit

Stop by and see what makes the Green Street Village Landmark District special.



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