Temple City's Las Tunas Drive gets a ...

Temple City's Las Tunas Drive gets a Tea Station

There are 25 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Oct 15, 2010, titled Temple City's Las Tunas Drive gets a Tea Station. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

Long-suffering downtown will be getting a little lift from a new Tea Station, the popular San-Gabriel-via-Taiwan beverage chain.

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TC resident

Hopkins, MN

#22 Oct 19, 2010
I have a 50 years in T.C> sign in my front yard.

I remember Earl's Grill and Leo's ice cream shop.

Too bad there is no going back.

Earl's is now a noodle house, and Leo's is Japanese food.

Alhambra, CA

#23 Oct 19, 2010
This is about simple business sense. Since there are already so many asian businesses in the surrounding area, Las Tunas Dr. and Rosemead blvd. get a lot of traffic from asian customers. If someone were to open an American restaurant catering to caucasians, it would probably not do well as caucasians shop in other areas like Pasadena. Would anyone want to open an specialty chinese restaurant in Compton? How about a French restaurant in Chinatown?

As for the bridal shop "disaster"...the only disaster would be if those shopowners closed down and relocated to Arcadia or San Gabriel. TC would be left with a bunch of empty stores. You might as well complain about the jewelry district downtown. Oh no...there is another jewelry store opening on Hill st...why did the city allow this to happen!

The city should have minimum say in what business can open in TC. Certain business(bars etc.) should be regulated. Should the city be against a caucasian opening a bridal shop in TC? No, if the shopowner is successful, the shop would remain open, otherwise it would close. Truth is TC has difficulties attracting other types of business given the lack of parking, proximity to residential structures, customer mix etc.

Last time I checked, TC houses are still worth $600,000+. If you don't feel comfortable in TC, you can always move to Pasadena, Monrovia, San Fernando Valley. I am just glad that TC did not turn into a Compton(which was once a working class caucasian neighborhood in the 50's).

In response to ABC from Norwalk:
Just like the "dumb Americans" who pay for coffee from Starbucks. They might as well make a frappucino at home. Traffic jams are a concern. When was the last time you saw a traffic jam on Las Tunas or Rosemead(not caused by repairs to the street)? Traffic is a lot worse in West Hollywood, but I guess the owners of the shops there are not concerned about the traffic. Maybe the shop owners in WeHo should try to limit their traffic and revenues by closing at 3:00pm.

In response to Temple city girl:
Why would the city council favor asian businesses? Is it because of all those asians sitting on the city council? TC had a movie theater and if it was making tons of cash, it would not have closed. There are plenty of vacant retail buildings in TC. If someone wants to open a Italian restaurant or burger shop, I do not think the council would disapprove. However, I do not think it would be worthwhile. Might as well open a Japanese restaurant in Baldwin Park.

In response to Phukyoo:
Maybe you should move out of TC since it is a "lost cause". I heard the weather is very nice in Victorville. There would be one less racist in TC.
Pulido Haight

Wilmington, CA

#24 Sep 9, 2011
Ain't that Pulido city manager a Mexican? Stupid lazy Mexicans. What the hell every time I walk into a store or even the police station... Someone has to be speaking Spanish!!!

English! Don't you people stop eating churros long enough to learn the language?

I just want this city to be WHITE! If I get another tree trimming flyer from some Mexican at my door, I will vomit.


“BudH- Clinton Harris same one.”

Since: Dec 07

La Mirada,Ca.

#25 Sep 10, 2011
richard wrote:
tea station is basically chinese version of starbuck, over price drink.
Starbucks is basically American version of a tea station. What is your point?!

Since: Jul 11

Riverside, CA

#26 Sep 14, 2011
Anyone know what prison ex-Temple City Mayor Cathe Wilson is rotting in? I'd really like to send her a birthday card or something to remind her that she's in prison for a reason.

Also, does anyone know any more about the investigation of the Temple City Chamber of Commerce budget by the City itself? Awhile back it was necessary for them to cancel an officer installation dinner because they ran out of money and the City was questioning their expenditures.

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