The Porto's Bakery and Cafe empire has expended to Downey. The third Porto's, following the original in Glendale and another location in Burbank, opened Friday.
Betty Porto, the business' vice president of community relations, said 20% of the weekend business at Porto's on Brand Boulevard comes from the Downey area. She and her family worked on the site for two years, building the store and adjacent parking structure from the ground up.
The new store is at 8233 Firestone Blvd., Downey.
Gift shop leaves Kenneth for Burbank
Emma Bloomfield's, a gift shop that for nearly 20 years was located in Glendale's Kenneth Village, opened last month at 2019 W. Burbank Blvd.