Aug 23 2013
Openings: New Businesses in Old Pasadena

 It has been a busy summer in Old Pasadena, and we are pleased

to announce the recent openings of so many diverse and unique businesses.

From ice cream “sammies” to traditional hard candies, full-service dining experiences to market-fresh cafés, hand-picked clothing boutiques to eco-friendly car washes,

Old Pasadena just might have it all.

Take a look, explore a little, and decide for yourself!

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168 Restaurant

168 W. Colorado Blvd.



168 is a fresh, new full-service dining experience in Old Pasadena. Classically-trained Chef Hisashi Yoshiara, who has helmed several fine dining restaurants (including Cafe Jacoulet) , offers his vision of a modern California menu influenced by Pan-Asian traditions.

168 is a modern California restaurant influenced by pan-Asian traditions. The focus is on creating flavorful dishes using the freshest ingredients. 168 offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dining options. Menus will change according to the season and the availability of quality produce, meats, seafood and herbs. Their food includes organic & heirloom products and farmers’ market produce meticulously crafted in combination with unique flavors from around the world.


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59 E. Colorado Blvd.


In 2009, Coolhaus exploded onto the food truck scene with gourmet ice cream sandwiched between homemade cookies. Now available in Old Pasadena, Coolhaus products are always all-natural, use RBST- and hormone-free dairy, and use local and organic, along with seasonal ingredients, when possible.

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 Copa Vida Cafe

70 S. Raymond Avenue


Cup of Coffee. Cup of Tea. Cup of Life. Copa Vida… an artisan coffee shop featuring espresso and coffee from boutique roasters.  Copa Vida also features a broad tea selection, and a menu of sandwiches and salads by Chef Erick Lee, as well as sweets from Cake Monkey.

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Eco Auto Care Park & Wash
45 S. De Lacey Avenue – NEW LOCATION


In addition to their location in the Schoolhouse Garage, Eco Auto Care just opened at De Lacey. Their petrochemical-free waterless auto wash and polish solution cleans and protects your auto’s surface from harsh elements, but doesn’t produce contaminated water run-off.

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Grandview Palace Chinese

60 N. Raymond Avenue


Established in 1995, Grandview Palace is family-owned and operated. Offering an extensive menu, they specialize in serving quality Chinese cuisine that is individually crafted and made to order.


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Kal’s Bistro

43 E. Union Street


At Kal’s Mediterranean Bistro, they embrace Modern Mediterranean cuisine, reintroducing familiar flavors in a playful fashion in an environment with legendary service and a welcoming atmosphere. Expect delicious food, hand crafted cocktails, and the finest in beers and wines.

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Oasis Café

34 S. Raymond Avenue


Oasis Café is a contemporary American restaurant serving the best in Californian cuisine. With an emphasis on seasonality, their menu features fresh, sophisticated dishes inspired by local farmers’ markets.

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Osek Korean Cuisine

67 N. Raymond Avenue


Osek Korean Cuisine offers traditional “well-being” Korean food. Head Chef Kwan Kim, who won renown as one of the best chefs in Koreatown, uses a balance of five different colors in the food to protect the five different organs in the body.

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91 E. Green Street


Founded in Barcelona, Papabubble strives to revive the traditional methods of creating authentic hand-made hard candy. All of the candy is made in store, and every day is a surprise of different flavors!

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Pivoine Nails & Spa

26 S. Raymond Avenue


Pivoine Nails & Spa offers luxury manicure and pedicure service in a quiet, relaxing environment, where you can sit back and allow yourself to feel pampered.

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30 W. Colorado Blvd.


Popcorn-n-More is a gourmet popcorn shop that offers high quality popcorn, including the original made-from-scratch Caramel Corn and Cheese Corn recipes, and specialty lemonades that are made fresh on the premises daily.

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Sailubju Boutique

8 E. Holly Street


The newest addition to Holly Street, Sailubju is a cozy boutique offering dainty fashion, as well as vintage and contemporary decor. Their charming selection includes hand-made products from local designers and artists.

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The Soap Kitchen

25 N. Fair Oaks Avenue – NEW LOCATION


Beloved Old Pasadena staple, The Soap Kitchen has moved into their new location two doors south of their previous home on Fair Oaks. Make sure you stop by, buy some handmade soap, and say ‘hello’ to their sweet shop-dog Shea.

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Twin Palms

101 W. Green Street


The gorgeous twin palms on the corner of Green and De Lacey are alight again. An updated version of the long-standing Twin Palms has opened under new management, and offers contemporary seasonal California cuisine, including some original favorites, under their trademark white sails.



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