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Claremonts 2017
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elcome to our inaugural shoppers guide, Deal With It! In this special edition, well give you a little history, a little in-
sider information and some helpful facts about discounts and the endless retail opportunities available in the City of
Trees. We hope you enjoy it.
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Bardot ........... page 8

Your shopping House of Pong Seafood & Grill ........... page 9

1077 W. Foothill Blvd.
206 W. Bonita Ave.
Claremont Village
(909) 621-2255
GUIDE (909) 625-7288

Ivy House Antiques .......... page 9

Connie & Dicks ........... page 19
150 Olive St.
FOOTHILL CORRIDOR 214 W. Foothill Blvd. Claremont
Claremont (909) 626-5653
Acts Thrift Store .......... page 7 (909) 230-3009
232 E. Foothill Blvd. The Diamond Center ........... page 4
Pomona, 91767 Mr. Ds Diner ........... page 18 147 Yale Ave.
(909) 491-3199 401 Foothill Blvd. Claremont Village
Pomona, 91767 (909) 399-9133
Artistic Expressions .......... page 16 (909) 398-4222
212 W. Foothill Blvd. Dr. Grubbs ........... page 3
Claremont 353 Bonita Ave.
(951) 751-7235 THEVILLAGE Claremont Village
(909) 621-6200
Boca Burger .......... page 7 Aromatique .......... page 9
425 W. Foothill Blvd. 319 W. First St. Suite A First City Credit Union ........... page 5
Claremont Claremont Village 250 W. First Street, Suite 150
(909) 625-8992 (909) 626-7422 Claremont Village
(877) OPEN-TO-U (673-6868)
Claremont Dental Institute .......... page 12 Amelie ........... page 11
601 E. Foothill Blvd. 132 Yale Ave. The Hens Kitchen Shoppe ........... page 17
Claremont Claremont Village 141 Yale Ave.
(909) 625-4101 (909) 624-5651 Claremont Village
(909) 399-5007
Claremont Escrow .......... page 6 Buddhamouse Emporium .......... page 10
405 W. Foothill Blvd. #101 134 Yale Ave. Norens Nursery ........... page 13
Claremont Claremont Village 201 W. Bonita Ave.
(909) 399-1171 (909) 626-3322 Claremont Village
(909) 262-4709
Feeling Groovy Wellness & Caf ........... page 16 Bert & Rockys .......... page 10
863 W. Foothill Blvd. 242 Yale Ave. Options in Home Care ........... page 7
Claremont Claremont Village 201 W. Fourth St.
(909) 480-1711 (909) 625-1852 Claremont Village
(909) 621-2273
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Randles Educational Consulting ........... page 16 The Grove ........... page 13 NORTH CLAREMONT
135 W. First St. 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. #102
Claremont Village Claremont Village Plaza Optometric Vision Center of Claremont .... page 16
(909) 973-4148 (909) 625-2380 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Suite 209B
Rio de Ojas ........... page 17 I Like Pie ........... page 8 (909) 621-0057
250 Harvard Ave. 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. #102B
Claremont Village Claremont Village Plaza Massage Envy Claremont ........... page 5
(909) 624-4141 (909) 621-5152 2090 N. Mills Ave.
Sacas Mediterranean Cuisine ........... page 10 Its Mine ........... page 13 (909) 447-7500
248 W. Second St. 530 W. First St.
Claremont Village Claremont Packing House
(909) 624-3340 (909) 929-7322 NEARBY AND ONLINE
Speckled Hens ........... page 17 Maple Boutique ........... page 9 Casa Colina Hospital ........... page 2
206 W. Bonita Ave. 456 W. First St. Centers for Healthcare
Claremont Village Claremont Village 255 E. Bonita Ave.
(909) 621-1752 (909) 626-8844 Pomona, 91767
(909) 596-7733
Village Marketing Group ........... page 14 Sugar Glow LA ........... page 13
Sonja Stump Photography Located at DermaGarden Holistic Spa Hillcrest Retirement Community ........... page 20
135 W. First Street 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. C2-200 (Second Floor) 2705 Mountain View Dr.
Claremont Village Claremont Village Plaza La Verne, 91750
(909) 626-1147 (909) 392-4375

Vom FASS ........... page 11 Raina Roo ........... page 10

VILLAGE WEST 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. C2-100
The Back Abbey ........... page 3 Claremont Village Plaza Find Raina Roo at Heirloom & Sundappled Boutique
128 N. Oberlin Ave. (909) 399-0256 Claremont
Claremont Village Plaza

DermaGarden Holistic Spa ........... page 7

SOUTHCLAREMONT SAS Shoes ........... page 13
101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. C2-200 (Second Floor) Your Health in Motion ........... page 15 5241 Arrow Hwy
Claremont Village Plaza 456 W. San Jose Ave. Suite A Montclair, 91763
(909) 399-3376 Claremont (909) 624-3292
(909) 257-7598
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The Foothill Corridor

laremonts stretch of
Foothill Boulevard
about two miles that
opened in 1931was recap-
tured from Caltrans in 2012, and
with it came $5.7 million for im-
provements. Foothill, or Route
66, has long been celebrated as
a refuge for travelers.
In order to effectively spend the $5.7
million from Caltrans, the Claremont
City Council approved $320,000 for a mas-
ter plan to help develop plans for the citys
main drag and to create a community vi-
sion for the future of Foothill.
In its 1994 guide, Claremont: Profile
of a City, the League of Women Voters
highlighted city services and benefits,
including its commercial neighborhoods.
As the League reported, for many
years, Foothill Boulevard offered only a
few businesses, most of which were high-
way-oriented. that offered services to the
traveling public like restaurants, service sta-
tions and the Griswolds dried fruit shop.
But, as the League notes, one exception
is Wolfes Market, which still operates to-
day offering delicious deli fare and a full COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Along with the Village the Foothill Boulevard corridor is one of the oldest business districts in Claremont serving travel-
kitchen with grilled sandwiches made to ers along US Route 66 more than 80 years. Locals may remember the old Paint and Glass shop that was once located
order. The grocery store portion of Wolfes here at 212 and 214 W. Foothill. Today, the four-store building is anchored by The Ivy House, which has been at the lo-
was closed last yearand townsfolk pa- cation for nearly 20 years, Artistic Expressions, Sundappled and Sewciety.
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that sells quality crystals and semi-precious jew-
tiently await the arrival of The Meat Cellar Sandwiched between Wolfes and the Old
but locals can, thankfully, grab a container of School House is the former Griswolds Stone
their chicken salad or pick up a turkey on sour- Cellar at 222 W. Foothill Blvd. This building,
dough for a quick and healthy lunch. according to Claremont Heritage, housed re-
The Griswolds dried fruit shop moved to tired professor George Griswolds original dried
Foothill and Indian Hill to form the Griswolds fruit and marmalade business before he set his
Old School House (remember GOSH?) after sights on the Old School House.
the Griswold family purchased the former This section on the south side of Foothill im-
Claremont High site from the school district mediately east of Yale Avenue now offers a
in 1971. Something of an artists center back number interesting options like the bike shop
in the day, GOSH offered public glass-blow- The Velo, College Escrow, a hair salon called
ing demonstrations and ceramics classes on the Revolution, Elizabeths Art Studio and Bourgee
weekend. On any given Sunday, Claremont Boutique, which offers a selection of yarns for
families could be seen walking the wooden Claremonts knitting enthusiasts.
pedestrian bridge enjoying ice cream as they One block east in the old Paint and Glass
tossed pieces of the waffle cones to the ducks building is a cluster of shops offering home d-
in the pond that once commanded the patio. cor and collectibles. This row of shops is an-
A more frivolous and fun factand just in chored by the Ivy House, an antique store that
time for Halloweenis the theory that the Old offers a wide variety of furniture including din-
School House is haunted. According to haunt- ing tables, chairs, original art, bookcases and, the disembodied voices of upholstered furniture. On each side of the Ivy
ghost children have been heard among the House, which has been at the location for al-
halls, and people have reported a white mist most 20 years, are Sundappled (clothing,
in the building with doors flying open for no jewelry), Sewciety (sewing classes) and Artis-
reason. Some witnesses have described a feel- tic Expressions (fun collectibles like toys and
ing that they were being watched. comic books).
Things may look different now, but the Old The future picture of Foothill has not yet de-
School House is still bustling. The Candlelight veloped but planners propose expanding the
Pavilion offers dinner and show, and the com- sidewalks, adding bike lanes and increasing
plex owners have added a Trader Joes along street trees all along Route 66 from Claremont
with many diverse businesses like Moultrie Boulevard to Towne Avenue. This will certainly
Academy of Music, Voice and Dance, Hillside The popular specialty market Trader Joes, which came to Claremont in keep passersby happy and, hopefully, be a boost
Fine Art, The Leahy Law Firm, Elviras Grill 2008, seems to always be busy. for our longtime business owners along the
and perhaps the centers longest tenant, Mer- Foothill corridor.
lins Crystal Cave, a metaphysical bookstore Kathryn Dunn
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Peppertree Square

COURIERphoto/Steven Felschundneff
According to broker Nick Quackenbos, final negoti-
ations are underway with Fitness 19 to at last fill the
anchor space at Peppertree Square.

ne of Claremonts long-suffering
shopping centers may soon be on
the comeback trail.
Peppertree Square, at Arrow Highway and Indian
Hill Boulevard has seen an unusually high vacancy
rate for some years now. But, if all goes as planned,
will soon gain an anchor tenant.
Pending a couple of items, the terms of a lease
have been negotiated with Fitness 19, said Nick
Quackenbos, broker-partner at Claremonts Q-Bell
Commercial Real Estate. There are still a couple of
elements that have to be fine-tuned, including getting COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
In an effort to boost business at the Peppertree Square, located at Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Boulevard,
city approval, but its virtually negotiated.
the city of Claremont remodeled the center in 2013. Although the number of businesses increased, the shop-
Barring an eleventh-hour snagwhich COURIER ping center is still waiting for an anchor store to increase traffic.
readers know has happened beforethe Glendale,
Arizona-based fitness club will be setting up shop
sometime next year in the 18,000 square-foot anchor Fresh & Easy, which was days away from coming to space candidate will open its doors this time. Itll
space, which is located in the original Square section town before going belly up. It was a case of ex- probably be signed and sealed by the end of the year,
of the shopping center. tremely bad timing for the Claremont shopping cen- Mr. Quackenbos said of the deal with Fitness 19.
Well publicized previous anchor space washouts ter. Peppertree Square was built in the early 1960s, and
include Walgreens Pharmacy in 2010. The Fresh & Easy lease was down to the last cou- received a fresh remodel by local architect Paul
For some reason that just faltered, Mr. Quacken- ple of weeks, then they went upside down and didnt Wheeler in 2013.
bos said. There were some internal problems with sign it, Mr. Quackenbos said. I thought, Oh my The original Peppertree Square boasts 40,000
Walgreens at that moment. lord after all this work. square feet of leasable space, comprised of 15 store-
Another near miss involved British grocery chain Still, Mr. Quackenbos is optimistic the latest anchor PEPPERTREE SQUARE/next page
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Auto Center
he Claremont Promenade, located just
south of the 10 freeway, is one of the
more bustling shopping centers in
The center, anchored by Super King Markets since 2011,
straddles the border with Pomona, adeptly serving two
communities with a variety of shops and restaurants.
Dozens of restaurants and shops catering to virtually
every Claremonters need can be found at the center,
whether you want to peruse the massive aisles at Super
King, pick up a delicious zaatar and cheese flatbread at
Al-Amir or dine on some sumptuous Southern seafood at
the Cajun Crab.
The League of Women Voters 1994 handbook Clare-
mont: Portrait of a City, notes the shopping center was
formerly called the Claremont Center. At the time, it was
also categorized as the citys largest single sales tax genera-
tor, which is definitely true to this day.
Super King has quickly become the citys one-stop shop
for groceries from all parts of the globe. Be sure to check
their website at for weekly deals on
a variety of goods including fruits, vegetables, meats and COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
cheeses. The businesses on Auto Center Drive are far more varied than simply car dealerships. Since Super
AUTO CENTER DRIVE/next page King set down roots, the center has steadily grown to include eateries and other professional serv-
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enbos said. We got rid of the building the local broker-partner. hope is that the new anchor tenant will
fronts, with 11 occupied at press time. on the corner because it blocked the Among its longest running tenants bring with it other new businesses, and
Its not a typical occupancy rate for view of everything. We built new space are Yum Yum Donuts, Claremont Nails the center will be buoyed by the percep-
Claremont retail, Mr. Quackenbos said. to accommodate any number of tenants, and Subway, Mr. Quackenbos said. Last tion higher occupancy can bring.
But once we get that anchor, itll fill from 1,100 to 5,700 square-feet. The year, the center added The Upper It also gives the owner a little more
right up. space can easily be divided. Its very House, which offers classic Chinese freedom in negotiations with potential
New construction of an additional flexible. fare for dining in or take out. Claremont tenants, Mr. Quackenbos said. Now
stand-alone retail space was completed The shopping center is owned by a Pharmacy opened in August 2016. were better able to lease.
in 2015, but it still sits vacant. group of Hong Kong investors, and is It does appear that Peppertree Mick Rhodes
We decided that since we have extra managed by an Irvine company, Red Squares fortunes may be on the uptick,
land, lets build a building, Mr. Quack- Rock Management. Mr. Quackenbos is after several years of uncertainty. The
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with European and Asian influences.
AUTOCENTER/from previous page
The name 85 Degrees Celsius
Even now, the center is changing comes from the temperature at
and evolving. which coffee tastes the best, Mr.
The promenade is the new home Jocson said. The caf will open in
of an international coffee and bakery the space previously occupied by
chain. The Taiwan-based 85 Degrees Hayat Mediterranean Food.
Celsius is set to open in Claremont On opening day, the restaurant is
on October 13, offering a variety of planning on offering Claremonters
coffees and pastries with a world- 10-cent coffees from 9 a.m. to mid-
wide flair, according to Marketing night, as well as free giveaways of
and PR Coordinator Christopher Joc- custom California-themed coffee
son. mugs.
Their specialty is sea salt coffee, A new Chipotle location is set to
which is based on the Taiwanese tra- open up at the corner site where
dition of sprinkling salt on fruit to Rounds Burgers used to be, accord-
bring out a more robust flavor. The ing to Director of Community De-
idea of putting salt in your coffee velopment Brad Johnson. The
may seem odd to Americans, but Mr. popular Mexican-inspired grill
Jocson assures customers that the chains anticipated arrival in the City
taste is worth it. of Trees was first announced by the
We think sprinkling sea salt in city at the end of August.
coffee brings out the flavor, he said. The space is in the middle of ren-
The Claremont location will be the ovating and remodeling, Mr. John-
chains 35th in the US, with around son said. With an expected opening
1000 locations overall in Taiwan, date by Thanksgiving, Claremonters
COURIERphoto/Steven Felschundneff can enjoy a barbacoa burrito just in
China, Australia and Hong Kong. Business is booming at the Claremont Promenade at Auto Center Drive. The center will
The chain offers 60 different types welcome two new tenants soon Chipotle and 85 Degrees Celsius, which offers an in-
time for the holidays.
of breads, 40 different cakes and ternational variety of coffees and pastries. Matthew Bramlett
pastries and 30 different drinks, all
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The Packing House

ne of Claremonts
newestand oldest
shopping destination,
the Packing House, has had
the good fortune of being
nearly 100 percent occupied
since it was redeveloped in
Built in 1922 by College Heights
Orange and Lemon Association, the
spot spent many decades as a thriving
citrus industry packing house before
closing its doors in 1972. It then fell
into disuse, and even served as an off-
the-grid rehearsal space for local musi-
cians in the 1980s.
The city of Claremont eventually
purchased the building, and Pomonas
Arteco Partners completed an 18-
month restoration project in 2007 that
preserved many historic features
such as the three-story tall saw tooth
skylightsand added lofts, offices,
galleries, boutiques and entertainment
venues. It now boasts 55,000 square-
feet of leasable space and about 20 re-
tail, residential, and live/work spaces.
And Jerry Tessier of Arteco says
theyre not done yet. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
People socialize and work on their laptops in front of Augies Coffee Rosters and A la Minute ice cream in the Packing
THE PACKING HOUSE/next page House. The center is host to the weekly ArtMart each Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
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PACKING HOUSE/from previous page

asablanca restaurant,
which formerly occu-
pied the anchor corner
space, has moved, and Guss
Barbeque, a South Pasadena
institution since 1946, is open-
ing its second location in its
Guss will likely be open in the early
part of 2018, after an extensive renova-
tion of the site, Mr. Tessier said.
The goal was, A, to find someone
who was not a corporate chain, Mr.
Tessier said, And, B, something that
we didnt already have in the Village.
Some of the tenants in the Packing
House are celebrating their 10th an-
niversaries this year, including Wine
Merchants, the Young Chefs Academy,
Claremont Studio and the Claremont
Notwithstanding the great recession
[of 2007], I think the cool thing is, its
great when you see tenants that have
been there since the beginning, espe- COURIERphoto/Steven Felschundneff
cially when these days small businesses The Packing House has become a popular destination since it was converted into a live, work and retail development over
are confronted by the onslaught of on- a decade ago.
line commerce, Mr. Tessier said.
Other popular spots in the Packing monts first Saturday Art Walk. ing on a series of hanging art installa- make it a more colorful, vibrant space.
House include Replay vintage clothing, Speaking of art, Mr. Tessier said an- tions to be featured inside the atrium. The large-scale art showcase has been
Eureka Burger, Augies Coffee House other long-anticipated renovation is The atriums a cool space, but to me on his to-do list for many years, he
and Z Pizza. It also host a bi-monthly about to begin. Arteco recently hired an it still needs more vibrancy, Mr. added. The firm has already begun in-
comic book fair and takes part in Clare- arts coordinator, and the firm is work- Tessier said. Ive always wanted to PACKING HOUSE/next page
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PACKING HOUSE/from the previous page

terviewing artists. The atriums first artist and
art is yet to be determined at this point, but Mr.
Tessier said he envisions Some sort of kinetic,
interactive, vibrant work.
In addition to the Packing Houses new ten-
ant, the owners will soon begin installation of a
half-acre of solar panels on its roof, which Mr.
Tessier said he hopes will power much of the
building when theyre online, also in about a
year. Mick Rhodes
The Packing House retained much of the
original appearance it had when the College
Heights Orange and Lemon Association was
housed in the building. Now it has several
popular restaurants and boutiques.

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f youve been in Clare-
mont for more than 45
seconds, youve probably
been at the Village West pub-
lic plaza.
The plaza, part of the massive vil-
lage expansion project completed in
2007, has quickly become the meeting
place for Claremonters hoping to
catch a nice bite to eat, see a good
film or grab a hot cup of coffee.
Arguably the centerpiece of the
plaza is the Laemmle 5 Theatre,
which shows smaller independent
films as well as big summer block-
In addition to showing the occa-
sional art house film, the Laemmle is
also a haven for older Claremonters,
giving a special senior discount$6
for movie tickets on weekdays before
6 p.m.
In a move that certainly makes
sense for a college town like Clare-
mont, the Laemmle also gives dis-
counts to students with valid ID. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Student Sunday Nights allow students Patrons dine al fresco at the Back Abbey just off the public plaza in Claremonts Village West. The restaurant has been
VILLAGE WEST/next page a popular spot in the area since it opened in 2008.
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ABOVE: The sidewalk along Indian Hill Boulevard

is crowded with shoppers during a recent summer
VILLAGE WEST/from previous page good food for those ready to hit the town. Be sure to
at the Colleges and other educational institutions to check out their happy hour specialselect drinks for ATLEFT: Marlena performs with Tom Phillips re-
pay only $9 for films after 6 p.m. on Sundays. $5 and choice appetizers for $8 before 7 p.m. Monday cently in the courtyard of Casa 425 in Claremont.
The plaza is also home to a cornucopia of cute through Saturday. Casa 425 also has Tuesday Study The music was part of the hotels Live in the
restaurants, whether youre in the mood for a beauti- Hall, where students with a valid ID can get $3 well Lounge, which runs through the end of October
ful day or a classy night. drinks and domestic bottles, $4 carnitas tacos and a $6 every Wednesday and select Saturdays.
Casa 425s lounge and courtyard has been a Clare- margherita pizza.
mont favorite for years, providing craft cocktails and VILLAGE WEST/next page
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Casa Moreno also offers drink deals on
Sundays, including $6 Bloody Marys,
Micheladas and mimosas. If youre look-
ing for good Belgian beer, the Back
Abbey is a safe bet, offering dozens of
hand-selected brews from the finest
Le Pain Quotidien, harbingers of the
avocado toast, has debuted their fall
menu full of savory and healthy treats
such as the roasted pear and spinach
salad, sunny side breakfast bowl and
chicken zoodle soup with zucchini
Those looking for meatless options can
visit Loving Hut, which offers a unique
and flavorful vegan menu. Check out the
dumplings or the Kung Pao and mixed
whole grain rice.
The public plaza is also home to great
family-centric events like Friday Nights
Live. Claremonters can groove to live
music as the weekend commences.
Bands play from 6 to 9 p.m. The season
ends on October 27, so get there quick
before they pack it up for the winter.
But if youre not in the mood for
movies or munchies, the plaza is a great
place to just kick back, sit at a table and
read a good book. It truly is the essence of COURIER photo/Steven Felschuneff
Claremont. Matthew Bramlett On a warm late afternoon, people enjoy the evening air at the public plaza in Village West just off Indian Hill Boulevard between First and Second Streets.

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The Village
laremonts love story with the
Village dates back to its earliest
Yale Avenue, which once offered only a shoe re-
pair shop, a gas station and hardware store, is now
jam-packed with options from womens clothing at
Amelie to coffee and pastries at Some Crust or
browsing for treasures at Barbara Cheatleys.
The Village now offers more than 150 shops,
restaurants, bakeries, galleries and boutiques, giving
shoppers plenty to doand buywhen visiting the
City of Trees.
With its recent campaign to generate regional in-
terest in Claremont, the city along with the Chamber
of Commerce launched the Discover Claremont
campaign, which has resulted in busy shops and
restaurants downtown and an increase in media cov-
erage online.
The emphasis on generating new business while
maintaing that small town charm is just one of the
many perks to living in Claremont. So even if it
feels a bit frustrating when you cant find that park-
ing spot, imagine the joy felt by shopowners as they
welcome new customers. COURIER photo/Steven Felschuneff
Harvard Square, which housed the old movie the- A diner has a early evening meal at The Village Grill in the Claremont Village. The Grill is one of the longest
THE VILLAGE/continues on the next page running and most beloved restaurants in the Village.

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THE VILLAGE/from the previous page
ater, is now home to Bardot, an upscale
but inclusive restaurant that offers
weekly specials like Martini Mondays,
Taco Tuesdays and Whiskey Wednes-
Harvard Square is now a community
of shops featuring Bardot, an art gallery
and retail stores like Speckled Hens.
A quick jaunt to the east side of Har-
vard, just north of the public library,
will land you at Rio de Ojas. Owners
Ray and Terri Riojas hold tamale and
candy-making classes and offer a wide
selection of Mexican Folk Art to
brighten any home.
Directly across the street is Shelton
Park and the Claremont Lincoln Uni-
versity community performance stage.
The $275,000 stage was made possible
through hard work and donationsit
was a real community effort.
To learn more about the history of
the Village, Claremont Heritage hosts
monthly guided walking tours on the
first Saturday of every month from 10
a.m. to noon. Guests should meet at the
Claremont Depot, 200 W. First Street.
Reservations and a donation of $5 per
person is requested. For more informa-
tion, call (909) 621-0848.
But the best way to get familiar with
this quaint downtown is to leave the car COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
at home and take a stroll along the tree- People relax and stroll along Harvard Avenue recently in the Claremont Village. The Village has seen a lot of changes over
lined streets. the years from a traditional downtown with hardware stores or five and dimes to one with largely restaurants and specialty
Kathryn Dunn boutiques.
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On the Same Page community
read is Tangled Vines by
Frances Dinkelspiel OUR TOWN New Claremont Village app to
be released at Casa 425 event
The Claremont Village Marketing Group (VMG)
Just as the cover promises, Tangled Vines reveals vendors. Booths will sell original crafts, unique art, will host a happy hour to unveil a new Claremont Vil-
Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the jewelry and apparel. lage app on Thursday, October 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Vineyards of California. The novel was selected by New this year is a beer and wine garden held from at Hotel Casa 425, 425 W. First St. in Claremont.
the On The Same Page committee as this years com- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Bonita and Harvard This free app allows users to have realtime infor-
munity read. at Shelton Park. Enjoy local craft beers from Clare- mation on the Village that will provide detail on local
The seed of the story starts a few miles east of us, mont Craft Ales, Last Name Brewing, Iron Bark businesses, offer recommendations on shopping, din-
at a contested vineyard in Rancho Cucamonga. Later, Cider Works and wine from Packing House Wines ing and local experiences, as well as interact with a
at a pivotal historical moment, the great, great grand- and Plumeridge Wines. downtown map providing a personalized tour of the
father of the author bought that winery. Between then Get to know all the local businesses and non-profits Village.
and now, there was Prohibition, a boom in fine wine in the business and organization block located on First Touring the Claremont Village has never been eas-
making in the north and south, wine theft and coun- Street. And be sure to stop by the food court for an ier with this new tool created to share the best of the
terfeiting, and ultimately an enormous inferno that array of international foods and entertainment. Village with first time visitors, frequent shoppers and
sent the industry reeling. And it set Frances Dinkel- Other festivities will include a childrens pre- local residents.
spiel on a mission to write this panoramic story of the carved pumpkin competition sponsored by the Clare- Claremont Village business leaders will provide
history of wine-making in California. mont Sunrise Rotary. Pre-carved pumpkins should be highlights of the app and its usage. The program will
The Friends of the Claremont Library is underwrit- dropped off between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. at the Sunrise also feature remarks by members of the city council
ing this community read. Copies of the book are Rotary booth located on Yale Avenue outside the and Claremont Mayor Larry Schroeder. RSVP to
being provided for check-out at the library, and will Chamber office. Judging will take place at 2 p.m.
be available for sale at the Friends booth at Village A traditional childrens Halloween costume parade
Venture on Saturday, Octber 28. Lawn signs and will begin at 10 a.m. All participants, who will receive
events throughout the fall and winter will follow. For a goodie bag at the end of the parade, must assemble Halloween showcase at Circus
continuing information check the Friends website at in front of the Chamber offices located at 205 Yale Studio in the Packing House Ave by 9:45 a.m. Motorized vehicles are not permit- The Circus Studio will offer a a Halloween show-
ted in the parade. case this Saturday, October 7 at 7 p.m. and again at
Chamber reveals Village Ven- A complimentary off-site shuttle will be provided by
the Pomona Valley Transit Authority. Shuttle locations
8:30 p.m. Each performance lasts about 30 minutes.
ture details, seeks volunteers A handful of the studios best students and teachers
are at the Claremont University facilities on First Street will perform a mini-aerial circus show on silks, tra-
The Claremont Chamber of Commerce will host and Mills Avenue, at the Cahuilla Park parking lot on peze and hoop. All ages, and donations, are welcome.
the 36th annual Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire Scripps Avenue and Indian Hill and at St. Ambrose No tickets are required.
in the Claremont Village on Saturday, October 28 Episcopal Church on Bonita and Mountain. The Circus Studio is located in the Packing House
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. To lend a hand at this years festival, please call at 548 W. First St.
Guests can start their holiday shopping as you walk Maureen at the Chamber at (909) 624-1681. For more
the streets of the Claremont Village lined with 400 information, visit