Economic Development Director David Klug reported notable business openings in Pasadena during the Economic Development and Technology Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 16.
According to Klug, on April 21, California-based fast-casual restaurant chain Chronic Tacos opened at 345 S. Lake Ave.
A UCLA clinic has also opened recently at 630 S. Raymond Ave., Suite 336.
“[They] are using a new revolutionary treatment for depression and chronic pain, and other difficult-to-treat conditions involving the brain called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS),” said Klug.
Klug said Ice House has also reopened recently at 24 N Mentor Ave., after an extensive remodel.
He added that J. Crew recently opened at 46 W Colorado Blvd.; they relocated from 3 W. Colorado Blvd., where Alo Yoga will be opening.
Klug said as part of the Economic Development Division’s effort to support existing businesses, its staff distributed information on financial assistance programs from various state and local grant and incentive providers.
The resources provided include: Economic Opportunity Grants, EmployABILITY Business Grant and California Competes Tax Credit.
The information was distributed to 6,664 contacts and discussed with businesses during outreach calls and visits, according to Klug.
As per Klug, the Economic Development Division is building local ecosystems and strategic partnerships to help businesses in Pasadena thrive.
Among the Economic Development Division’s efforts to attain these include joining the High Road Transition Collaborative, led by Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation and hosting bimonthly gatherings with local partners, including Old Pasadena Management District, Playhouse Village Association, South Lake Business Association, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and Pasadena Center Operating Company to discuss successes and challenges and coordinate efforts on events and programming.