Business Landscape Changing in La Mirada E-mail
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Monday, 02 November 2015 21:11

Dunkel Bros. Machinery Moving is….Moving.

The La Mirada-based company will be staying in town, but will be relocating to 14555 Alondra Blvd after the California Department of Transportation purchased its current facility on Firestone Blvd. for the I-5 Widening Project, it announced last year.

The firm is best known for the well-publicized move of the Space Shuttle Endeavor from LAX to its new home at the California Science Center two years ago.

They will be renovating the building on Alondra that was built in 1968 and utilizing it as its corporate headquarters. The building is 237,089 square feet building and sits on 12+ acres.

The building originally was scheduled to be demolished but the previous owner (Heitman LLC) received an offer from Dunkel they couldn’t refuse.

The 2015 holiday season may be the last chance for area residents to view the company’s famous light display that adorns the 5 freeway every year.

Full Steamed Buns Ahead

Plans to build a McDonald’s at the site of the iconic Carriage Coffee Shop are moving forward according to City Community Development Manager Alison Moore.

A fire broke out in the kitchen in December of last year and shuttered the eatery permanently.

Many people have commented and speculated publicly on this website’s Facebook page, the fire last year seemed suspicious at a time when the closure of The Carriage seemed imminent.

Moore told us indications from the developer, Rich Development, reflect that there should be “activity” on the site soon.

Diving Right In

Pacific Diving Academy USA, Inc. currently located in Santa Fe Springs will be moving to La Mirada after purchasing the former 24-Hour Fitness facility located on La Mirada Blvd.

The non-profit organization was founded in 1996 by Andy and Amy Kwan. Along with a world class dry-land diving facility, their training center houses a full size gymnastics spring floor, numerous gymnastics apparatus, dance studio, and a weight training center.

The company purchased the building outright. Kimco Realty Corp. are the owners of most of the remainder of the Theatre Center.

The City currently contracts, with the academy for some of their classes.

The former LA Fitness gym next to IHOP is currently undergoing a renovation you can see when you drive by.

La Mirada Chamber to Host Home-Based Business Meet and Greet E-mail
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Sunday, 18 October 2015 18:35

The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce is inviting La Mirada home-based businesses to attend a meet and greet at the Sporting News Grill on October 29th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Attendees will get the chance to meet their local chamber board members face to face and find out what services are available for them.La Mirada Chamber logo

The free event hosted by the chamber will also include appetizers and a chance to converse and network with other home-based business owners in La Mirada.

The Sporting News Grill/La Mirada is located 14299 Firestone Boulevard at the 5 freeway, just east of Valley View Avenue.

Contact Executive Director Dustin Dahl for more information at 714-655-7340 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce was established and has been helping businesses grow since 1958.

Sporting News Grill to Host Grand Opening Party E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015 16:16

La Mirada~The city’s newest restaurant & sports bar, the Sporting News Grill, is now open and will be hosting a grand opening party Wednesday, July 15th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with drinks, prizes and giveaways.

It is located at the Holiday Inn Hotel, 14299 Firestone Boulevard at the 5 freeway.

The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting preceding the grand opening at 4:30 p.m.

As part of the event, Sporting news Grill will donate 25 % of all proceeds to “From Maddi’s Closet,” a non-profit organization based in La Mirada that works to build public awareness of childhood cancer throughout our community bringing love, hope and joy to children battling the disease.

The La Mirada unit will be the first in California and the largest for the Holiday Inn chain of restaurants now operating all over the country.

The restaurant will feature a full-service sports bar and will offer over 20 flat screen TV's, one 80" flat LED TV and 24 beer lines.

The former home of Lew’s and more recently the Red Robin, the interior has been gutted and revamped. It is roomy and spacious featuring stonework and polished wood.

The menu includes appetizers, classic & specialty burgers, a wide variety of fresh salads, pizza, gourmet steaks and more.

For more information visit

Lewis & Lewis is a Full Service Law Firm E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2015 18:40

La Mirada~We are pleased to announce The Law Offices of Lewis & Lewis, APC of La Mirada are the latest advertisers to join the La Mirada Blog network.

The experienced Law Office of Lewis & Lewis is a full-service law firm based in La Mirada dedicated to serving each client. They are a professional firm concentrating on real estate, business law, personal injury, and general litigation.

John Lewis, Esq. (La Mirada) and Kevin Lewis, Esq. have earned a reputation for distinguished service by offering clients what they value--exceptional legal skills, quick response and practical solutions with the highest level of professional integrity.

The Law Office, led by attorney John J. Lewis, provides personal service, state of the art legal services, access to highly respected consulting attorneys and offers services comparable to the resources of larger firms.

Their practice offers careful, personalized legal services for cases ranging from the small, but important, to more complicated lawsuits.

Their areas of practice include but are not limited to:

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    They are located at 14241 E. Firestone Blvd. Suite 400 (at the 5 freeway) in La Mirada. They can be reached at (562) 293-4073 or (714) 600-7878. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information visit now.

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    La Mirada One Step Closer to Its First McDonald's E-mail
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    Sunday, 29 March 2015 17:54

    La Mirada~The Planning Commission voted 5-0 on March 19th to approve a conditional use permit to allow a drive-thru to be part of a proposed McDonald's to be built at Imperial Boulevard and Telegraph Road, paving the way for the demolition of the 50-year-old Carriage Coffee Shop.

    The City Council will still have to vote on the commissions recommendation.

    The Carriage kitchen was destroyed in a strange early-morning fire on December 2nd of last year.

    The recently completed traffic study by L.A. County indicates there would be no adverse affect on the roadways by replacing one restaurant with another.

    However, at the same time the County has a warrant for a traffic signal to be installed at Telegraph and Wicker Road.

    The cost of the traffic signal would be a little over $200,000 and the County is saying McDonald's must pay for approximately $172,000 of that cost, with the city and county picking up the rest of the tab.

    McDonald's is currently deciding if they want to pay for their share of the signal and it appears to be the only obstacle holding back the construction of the new restaurant.

    Sources have told the La Mirada Blog this should not be a sticking point and McDonald's is committed to moving forward with the project.


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