Glendale is becoming an interesting place. The opening of the Americana on Brand on Friday may usher in changes that could be more fundamental than superficial.
One of the trademarks of our city is homogeneity in our way of thinking. This may sound counterintuitive. After all, in the last decade, we’ve witnessed many issues that have come to divide residents. Yet, in the big picture, Glendale remains a conservative place with a population that is often resistant to change. This applies to all the segments of the community. The Americana may be the catalyst to change Glendale forever.
We’ve come a long way since 1884, when residents gathered to name the town “Glendale.” It wasn’t until 1904 when Glendale incorporated.