July 26, 2001
Amber Willard BURBANK -- Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) is getting out of the office and into a local coffee shop to discuss state legislative issues with constituents. From noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Frommer will be at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, at 340 N. San Fernando Road in Burbank. Representatives from his office will also be on hand to answer questions about changes to the Homeowners and Renters Assistance Program, which is available for elderly residents who meet income requirements.
February 5, 2007
An artsy coffee shop is brewing up plans to "Revo-lutionize" the image of quaint and quiet Adams Square. But it is not nearby residents' cup of tea. Revo Art and Jazz Café reopened in early January after about two months of renovations. The changes are no revolution for Revo, but they might be for Adams Square, a small commercial district at the foot of Adams Hill in south Glendale. "The last one was just straight coffee shop — art and jazz café," said Aram Manoukian, owner of the Revo café.
July 26, 2002
Tim Willert Jack King hasn't thrown in the towel. Not yet, anyway. King is the longtime Burchett Street resident who has fought the city for nearly two years over a parking variance granted Starbucks. He received his second straight setback Wednesday when the Board of Zoning Adjustments voted to uphold a previous ruling not to revoke the variance, which the city issued to property owner Thomas Ortiz in April 2000, despite no off-street parking and just seven on-street parking spaces.
December 30, 2006
Glendale hosts a wonderful group of coffee shops, ranging from Montrose's City Hall, my morning haunt for the past few years, to Downtown's Foxy's, my brother Don Trowbridge's favorite for ages. Right in the middle is The Toasted Bun. If you want to know Glendale as it is now and as it has been, the Toasted Bun is a good place to go. You will know what makes it a classic as soon as you walk in. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, the Toasted Bun is a friendly, comfortable place.
June 28, 2006
Just celebration for coffee shop The Just Coffee Shop will celebrate its third anniversary from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 9 with complimentary tastings of coffee and hors d'oeuvres and an exhibition of the work of artists participating in Glendale's third annual Open Studio Tour. The Just Coffee Shop is at 1010 N. Glendale Ave. For more information, call (818) 291-0240. Hospital shop offering sale The Glendale Adventist Medical Center Thrift Shop will hold a sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at 311 Vallejo Drive, Glendale.
July 25, 2002
Tim Willert Despite the pleas of residents hoping to drive a popular coffee shop from their neighborhood, the Board of Zoning Adjust- ments on Wednesday upheld a prior ruling not to revoke a city-issued variance for Starbucks at 469 Burchett St. The board voted 3-1 to sustain a May 20 decision by Zoning Officer Wolfgang Krause, who ruled that property owner Thomas Ortiz did not violate the conditions of a parking...
August 3, 2001
Tim Willert NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Business is booming at Starbucks at the intersection of Burchett Street and Pacific Avenue. But some residents who live within walking distance of the trendy coffee shop are tired of the resulting traffic, parking and noise problems. "When I come home I can't even park in front of my own house," said Theresa Riservato, who has lived in the 500 block of Burchett for nearly 15 years. "But the biggest problem I have is the trash.
May 18, 2002
Tim Willert NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- A Glendale zoning officer ruled Friday that a popular coffee shop did not violate the conditions of a parking variance, despite protests from neighbors and warnings from police officers. Wolfgang Krause, a senior planner, considered revoking a city-issued variance for Starbucks at 469 Burchett St. because of complaints about parking, traffic and noise. "There wasn't adequate evidence to support revoking it," said Krause, who mailed his ruling on Friday.
August 23, 2011
Glendale's Grand Central Airport closed down in the 1950s, and eventually the property was developed as a business park called the Grand Central Industrial Center. One of the new buildings was Grand Central Bowl, a $1-million project at the corner of Sonora Avenue and Flower Street. The bowling alley, designed by William Rudolph of Pasadena, was developed in mid-1959 by Sports Arenas Inc., according to the Los Angeles Times, May 31, 1959. It included a restaurant and cocktail lounge, coffee shop and children's playroom.
March 25, 2002
The front-page article by Tim Willert regarding the Starbucks on Burchett and Pacific gives a very distorted picture of what I have observed. Tim takes a number of quotes from two neighbors who allege the coffee shop has created a negative effect on their neighborhood. Nothing could be further from the truth. First, the building previously housed a hair salon and day spa with 16 employees. Now, compare that to the parking required for individuals who drop in and grab a cup of java or some exotic mixture, then head out on the freeway.