Duarte Chamber of Commerce

Look What's Coming Up


And in the Next 2 Weeks:

** Grand Opening**
ChapCare Lime

ChapCare Lime
513 E. Lime Ave., Monrovia
(626) 398-6300

** Grand Opening ** Foothill Family - Duarte Family Center

Foothill Family Service
Duarte Family Center

1801 Huntington Dr., Duarte
(626) 301-9700

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​Duarte State of the City Presentation Available to View Online

Duarte Mayor Sam Kang  presented his assessment as well as the future vision for Duarte at the annual of the State of the City on March 23, presented by the Duarte Chamber of Commerce.  “Duarte: Our Kind of Paradise” was the theme. A video production by DCTV Duarte of the presentation is available by clicking on the photo above.

Southern California Gas Company was Presenting Sponsor for this event. Other event sponsors included: Foothill Transit, Burrtec Waste Services, California American Waste, Rutan & Tucker, and City of Hope.
Food sponsors included: Thai City, Sushi Fire, DMN Filipino Restaurant & Market, Wild Thyme Pizza, Federico’s Bakery, and D’Aquino’s Italian Imports.

​Smart and Final Extra
Opening in Duarte Early September

Weingarten Corporation, owner of the Buena Vista shopping center, has announced that Smart & Final Extra, the consumer-focused model of the traditional warehouse store, will be opening in Duarte last August-early September. The new store will take approximately 2/3 of the space recently vacated by Ralph’s who closed in July.

This newer concept from Smart & Final will provide Duarte and other area customers with expanded “everyday” grocery selections such as to-go meals, baby products, grooming merchandise and a larger selection of fresh produce all at warehouse pricing.

Most of the new Smart & Final Extra! Stores are larger than their traditional warehouse models carrying 4,500 more basic grocery items in smaller sizes to meet the weekly grocery shopping needs of everyday shoppers.

The Los Angeles-based non-membership warehouse chain Smart & Final operates 98 of its 254 stores under the new Smart & Final Extra banner.

Duarte Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Opening in Early September

The former Mike’s Food location will be the new home for Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. The space is 18,000 square feet.

The property owner is in the process of a major façade enhancement for the building that includes the former Mike’s Food space, Young’s Gourmet, the barber shop and Little Caesars. Much progress can be seen at the site.

Duarte Businesses Collect Batteries
Making Recycling Easier

Two businesses in the City of Duarte are part of 38 establishments in the San Gabriel Valley participating in a pilot program that aims to increase battery recycling within the City and throughout the Valley. The state of California banned batteries from disposal in landfills in 2006 in an effort to recycle more metals and to reduce groundwater contamination caused by the presence of batteries in landfills.

The following locations are participating in Duarte as battery take-back sites:

Frontier Hardware, 2137 Huntington Dr.
Route 66 Car Wash, 2110 Huntington Dr.

Residents can conveniently bring any household batteries (rechargeable or alkaline that weigh less than 11 lbs.) and cell phones to the take-back locations. This means that old lithium-ion cell phone and camera batteries along with traditional AAA-D batteries can be brought to the same convenient take-back location. Signs on store windows identify take-back locations. Customers can turn in their batteries at the marked battery recycling boxes inside the store. Simple instructions on how to safely recycle batteries are located on each take-back box. Full boxes of batteries are mailed to recycling facilities at no charge to the participating businesses.

Thanks to an approximate $396,000 grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) has been able to facilitate a pilot-recycling program for household batteries. The SGVCOG is working to make battery recycling more convenient by partnering with local businesses to become battery take-back locations. The Call2Recycle® program is paying for all disposal costs associated with the battery recycling. This take-back process reduces costs to the public because battery producers pay for the shipping and recycling. Furthermore, recycling is more convenient for consumers because local retailers throughout the San Gabriel Valley host collection locations.

For more information about the battery-recycling program or to find a take-back location near you go to www.SGVCOG.org/batteryrecycling or contact Nicholas Conway, SGVCOG Executive Director at (626) 457-1800. For more information about CalRecycle go to www.calrecycle.ca.gov.
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SCE Federal Credit Union

Chicago Title

Dewey Pest Control

Sweet Nothings Cake Shop

GE Private Security

Mt. Olive Storage, LLC

Methodist Hospital

Santa Teresita

Duarte Community Service Council

Papa John's Pizza

Foothill Transit

Royal Oaks

Alex Romo Auto & Truck

Old Town Sign Company

Nilima M. Patel, DDS

Duarte Community Coordinating Council

Estevan Chantes, Broker

Post Alarm Systems

Santa Anita Family YMCA

Samaritana Medical Clinic

Staples, Duarte

Baja Ranch Supermarket

New York Life Insurance, Patrick Miller

Max's Mexican Cuisine

Marisela Adams - Author

Condor Outdoor Products

Margaret & Brad Finlay

HPC Computers

Doubletree By Hilton

Hospice of Grace

Duarte Liquors

Burrtec Waste Services

Brookdale Monrovia

Paco's Mexican Restaurant & Bar


Opportunities For Learning Public Charter Schools

Mr. Nice Guy Handyman Service

Foothill Credit Union

American Cancer Society/Relay for Life

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Pro Printing, Inc.

City of Hope

Duarte Unified School District

Rudy's Plumbing


Tina Heany

Nissan of Duarte

Dahon California, Inc.

Comfort Keepers

Trilogy Financial Services


A1 Party Rental

Thai City Restaurant

Servpro of Arcadia & Pasadena North

Nita Norgard

Healthy Connecting, LLC

HealthCare Partners

Specialty Promotions

Inspire Charter Schools

Charter Business

Douglass & Zook Chapel of Remembrance

Ginny Joyce Belba

Andersen, Horie & Co. CPAs

Boys & Girls Club Of The Foothills

Talbot State Farm Insurance Agency

California American Water

Del Rio Pest Control

John & Kris Fasana

Bethesda Chiropractic Pain Clinic

Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary

Bank of America

Duarte Tile and Stone

D'Aquino Italian Importing Co.

David Granillo Air Conditioning & Heating

Dr. Hernandez Optometry

Advantage Ford Lincoln


Community Health Alliance of Pasadena

Federico's Bakery

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Mt. Sierra College


Kevin Shaw Plumbing

Duarte Youth Athletic Club

Nature's Cleaners

VivaDance and Fitness Studio

Massage Envy Spa Azusa

Cabrera's Mexican Cuisine

Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram


Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Pax Pharmacy

JW Roofing Services

Accu-sembly, Inc.

New Life Assembly of God

Rotary Club of Duarte

Delafield Corporation

Westminster Gardens

Mel Cohen Insurance Services

Mountain Vista Plaza

PC Guru

Judy Ann Blake

Duarte Montessori School

Foothill Family

Curo Managed Print Production

American Medical Response

Duarte Lemonade Brigade

Duarte Cable Public Access (DCTV)

Teri Cronin, Nutrition Education

Foothill Unity Center

Arcadia Association of Realtors

TRL Insurance

Duarte Education Foundation

Courtyard by Marriott

Jan's Towing, Inc.


Quality Inn

Podley Realtors, Rana Madain

Domino's Pizza

The Slaw Dogs Cafe

AxonTech, LLC

Welcome Aboard Cruise Agency

Christian Alliance Bible Church

Frontier Hardware

RCS Heating & Air Conditioning

Sierra Autocars Inc.

Joanne Montgomery

Gentile, McCloskey & Company

M & R Professional Services

Church of the Foothills

MXM Inc.

Duarte Christian Church

Friends of the Duarte Library

Soyfoods of America

The UPS Store #3591

Heritage Park Apartments

Foothill Oaks Academy

Fast5Xpress Carwash

Anytime Fitness

Pro 1 Stage Productions

Durston Builders

DMN Market

Jan & Bob Wight

Maryvale Family Resource Center

Avila Gardens

IHOP Duarte

FSP Designs

Hometown Pawn

Duarte Kiwanis

YWCA San Gabriel Valley

Rasmussen Tree Care

Foothills Pregnancy Resource Center