South Lake Avenue
May 2020 Newsletter
In light of current circumstances, we will continue to email our monthly newsletter with important updates while promoting South Lake Avenue businesses that are active during these challenging times. Mother's Day is approaching and we encourage you to connect with South Lake Avenue businesses that may offer creative solutions corresponding to Mother's Day while following social distancing guidelines.

Support local businesses by visiting the South Lake Avenue Business Directory.
Congratulations to Brittany B. from Monrovia
who was the first to answer correctly in last month's newsletter!

Thank you to everyone who participated in last month's South Lake Trivia Game! We wanted to take a moment and shout out the first participant who answered correctly! The correct answer is SHOP.DINE.LIVE .

Be the first to answer our monthly trivia question correctly for a chance to win a prize at South Lake Avenue's year end Holidayfest Event in December! One (1) entry per person per Trivia Game Question. Participants selected and announced are eligible to enter again after 90 days. Details subject to change due to COVID-19 developments.

Linda Z. (January)
Richard L. from Pasadena (February)
Krystle from Burbank (March)
Brittany B. from Monrovia (April)
The South Lake Business Association is
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 June 2020 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 by May 20th.
South Lake Avenue Promotions
You can still send mom a gift or treat her to a delicious meal (take out style)! Visit our Online Directory or to learn more about which South Lake Avenue Businesses are active, please visit Support Local Businesses .
Barry's | 326 S. Lake Avenue
Stay connected to Barry's as they host complimentary workouts on their Instagram live channel. Tune in at IGTV !

Stay in the know for referral perks, special events and more by clicking Barry's Pasadena .
Breakthru Fitness | 345 S. Lake Avenue | 626-396-1700
Stuck at home? Get your workouts done at HOME with Breakthru LIVE - virtual strength, cycling, bootcamp, dance and yoga classes! To view their schedule, please visit . Get 14 days FREE starting May 1st.

For more information, please visit Breakthru Fitness or call 626-396-1700.
Contessa Foods
Contessa Foods | 380 S. Lake Avenue, #111 | 626-744-0252
Contessa Foods Collection imports high quality, shelf stable specialty foods, non GMO, and for those cooking at home, can provide some great variety.
Contessa invites you to ward against boredom of the palate, try some new tastes and special additions to your meals to enliven your routine. Many of Contessa's sauces and preserved vegetables, besides being non GMO and of superior artisanal standards, can make this a quick and simple touch…a ‘tocco finale’ to your healthy meals with your family.
Call ahead to have your order ready for pick-up or arrange for local delivery. For more information, please visit Contessa Foods Collection or call 626-744-0252.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Nothing Bundt Cakes | 548 S. Lake Avenue | 626-792-8200
Craving the sweet taste and comfort of a Bundt Cake? Nothing Bundt Cakes offers delivery and curbside pick-up. To place an order, please visit Online Ordering .

For more information, please visit Nothing Bundt Cakes .or call 626-792-8200.
Mendocino Farms
Mendocino Farms | 238 S. Lake Avenue | 626-773-3140
Kids Eat Free at Mendocino Farms! Enjoy a Free Kids Meal with purchase of a regular sandwich or entrée salad. Use code MENDOKIDS at and enter in the coupon field on checkout page to redeem. Available for a limited time only. Mendocino Farms on South Lake will be open every day from 11:00am to 8:00pm for contactless pick-up for online and phone orders, 3rd party delivery, and catering. Curbside is pick-up now available! When placing your online order just select "Curbside" at checkout to learn more.

For more information, please visit Mendocino Farms or call 626-773-3140.
Philz Coffee
Philz Coffee | 146 S. Lake Avenue #106 | 626-204-3796
Now at the Pasadena Philz location you can order quickly so you can enjoy your coffee slowly. To place an order for pick-up, please visit Philz Coffee App . Store hours are limited to 7:00am to 2:00pm.

For more information, please visit Philz Coffee or call 626-204-3796.
Republik Coffee Lounge
Republik Coffee Lounge | 854 E. Green St. | 626-529-3714
Republik Coffee Lounge recently launched their app for easy ordering and pick-up. Click to download their Mobile App and save 25% off your order! Need help deciding on what to order? Click to view Republik Coffee's On-line Menu .

For more information, please visit Republik Coffee Lounge or call 626-529-3714.
Smitty's Grill | 110 S. Lake Avenue | 626-792-9999
That's right! Call 626-792-9999 and add your favorite drink to your to-go order! To learn more about ordering to-go, please visit Smitty's Grill To-Go Menu . To place an order online, please visit To-Go Order .

For more information, please visit Smitty's Grill or call 626-792-9999.
The Arbour
The Arbour Restaurant | 527 S. Lake Avenue | 626-396-4925
The Arbour Restuarant offers to-go orders through curbside pickup or Postmates for dinner only. Don't forget your favorite bottle of wine with your order! All wine prices have recently been lowered. See details via their Instagram @thearbourpasadena . Click to view The Arbour's To-Go Dinner Menu . To place an order online, please visit Online Order .

For more information, please visit The Arbour Restaurant or call 626-396-4925.
Vitamin Shoppe
The Vitamin Shoppe | 181 S. Lake Avenue | 626-405-0209
The Vitamin Shoppe is making it easier to stay safe and healthy. Just order online and choose "Pick Up In-Store." Call when you arrive to the Pasadena location and they'll put your items right in your trunk. Open with reduced hours. To learn more, please visit their Instagram @vitaminshoppe_pasadena175 and view their Store Hours .

For more information, please visit The Vitamin Shoppe or call 626-405-0209.
TravelStore | 140 S. Lake Avenue #280 | 626-795-0291
All TravelStore advisors are working from home to make sure travelers needs are met, and continue to be your advocate to navigate the complexity of airline, cruise and tour company rules, whether it is securing refunds or finding the best solutions for your future vacation needs. The TravelStore Team feels blessed to have been selected by the State of California to be the contact for Governor Newsom’s lodging program which provides accommodations safely in hotels at no expense for healthcare workers. To learn more, please visit The Non-Congregate Sheltering for California Healthcare Workers Program .

For more information, please visit TravelStore or call 626-795-0291.
Available via Curbside or Take-Out Services
The State of California's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control is temporarily suspending enforcement of specific legal prohibitions of the code. Restaurants with a license to sell alcohol with food can now sell it for off-site consumption and local requirements regarding off-site sales would not apply.

For more information, please visit Notice of Regulatory Relief .
Got Catering?
Veggie Grill
Veggie Grill | 269 S. Lake Avenue | 626-535-9561
Meet the new delish list and enjoy 10 favorites under $10! Items include the BG Beyond Burger, Quinoa Power Salad, Savory Kale Caesar Salad and more! To view Veggie Grill's menu and to place an order please visit Online Ordering .

For more information about catering services, please visit Veggie Grill or call 626-535-9561.
City of Pasadena
Pasadena’s Safer at Home Order is consistent with the Orders issued by the State of California and the County of Los Angeles. Pasadena residents are required to stay inside their homes unless they are engaged in certain "essential activities." To learn more please visit City of Pasadena Safer at Home Order .
On April 11th, The City of Pasadena issued a revised order requiring face coverings for essential workers, along with customers patronizing essential businesses. The revised order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice. To learn more please visit City of Pasadena Revised Order .
On March 4, City of Pasadena Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh declared a Local Public Health Emergency to empower the City to more effectively respond to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. To learn more about COVID-19 updates in the City of Pasadena, please visit Pasadena COVID-19 Updates .
The Foothill Workforce Development Board offers solutions to help companies avoid laying off employees in times of economic downturn or business hardship. For more information regarding programs and resources, please visit FWDB Layoff Aversion .
California’s SBDCs are hosting a daily live webinar and Q&A on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program. For more information regarding programs and resources, please visit SBDC Relief Options .
The State Employment Development Department (EDD) has a dedicated webpage for worker and employer issues related to COVID-19. For faster and more convenient access to those services, please visit online options .

Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. Call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center 1-888-745-3886 (toll-free).
The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Pasadena are putting together a directory of virtual educational and engaging content for businesses to share with residents as we all practice safe social distancing. For more information, please visit:
  1. Directory for Virtual Educational and Engaging Content
  2. Pasadena Restaurant Directory
No healthcare workers, law enforcement personnel, or any government agencies are going door-to-door testing individuals for COVID-19. If you receive a visit from anyone claiming to be conducting a COVID-19 inspection, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Vehicle burglaries are among the top crimes in Pasadena. Don't be the next victim! Click here to view helpful tips on how to prevent vehicle burglary.

For more information, please visit the Pasadena Police Department .
South Lake Trivia!
Be the first to answer correctly and get a shout out in our next newsletter and be automatically entered into a year end raffle during our Holidayfest Event!
* Details subject to change due to COVID-19 developments.
Which grouping corresponds to Pasadena's 3 Business Districts?
South Lake Avenue, The Pasadena Playhouse, Old Town
South Lake Avenue, Old Pasadena, East Pasadena
South Lake Avenue, Old Pasadena, Playhouse Village
Criminals have been known to use various scams to steal bill payments and identity information from utility customers. Read below and watch the short video for details on how to protect yourself from scammers. Common scams:

  • Phone calls, home visits and online solicitations promoting government utility assistance programs and that ask for social security or banking information
  • Phone calls or home visits from someone posing as a PWP representative who demands payment and threatens to turn off water or electric service.
  • Unscheduled home visits from scammers posing as PWP meter readers/inspectors or posing as contractors offering home energy audit services.

For more information, please visit City Of Pasadena Water & Power .
The Citizen Service Center (CSC) is a centralized service to help Pasadena residents connect with their City! CSC is available via web, LiveChat,  mobile app and phone to assist in answering questions about City programs, services and events. Their knowledgeable representatives can help you find the information and assistance you need! 

For more information, please visit Pasadena Citizen Service Center or call 626-744-7311.
Learn more about crime in Pasadena neighborhoods through Nixle and Crimemapping. Nixle is a community information service that provides updates via email and text message, while Crimemapping provides updates using an interactive map. Please visit or for more information.

A reminder to dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, please contact Pasadena Police at 626-744-4241.
Association Meetings
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 I 8:00 a.m.
Meeting details to be determined

Property owners and business owners located within the South Lake Business District are encouraged to attend association meetings. South Lake Avenue property owners and business owners interested in volunteering and serving on the Board of Directors should email . Click here to view SLBA meeting schedules. Click here to learn more about the South Lake Business Association.

*Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. For more information regarding upcoming meetings, please visit .
Featured Spaces
Interested in opening your business in the South Lake Avenue Business District? The South Lake Business Association can help!

Location of Featured Space:
498 S. Lake Avenue

Click to view a list of featured spaces a t South Lake Leasing Opportunities .
Check out the following video which highlights the vibrancy of the South Lake Avenue Business District: South Lake District Video!

For more information, please visit .
Got News?
Got News? June 2020 e-Newsletter submissions due by May 20th and accepted on a first come first served basis. Subject to availability and editing.
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South Lake Trivia!
Looking for our Trivia Game Question? It's still here and will rotate within the newsletter every month. Enjoy!