...a very small bowling alley. I barely remember walking there one day but don't have any memory of going inside. I do remember the sounds of people bowling that I could hear from the parking lot behind the building.
Now it's a Prudential California Realty, Scoops Ice Cream and a gym at the rear of the building.
Coming up with a photo of Monrovia that also said "Happy New Year" was more difficult than I expected. Then it hit me: Colorado Blvd!
The biggest events around here on New Year's Day are the Rose Bowl and The Rose Parade. The Rose Parade route is along Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Colorado Blvd. extends to, and actually ends in, Monrovia.
That's the connection. The photo above is where Colorado Blvd. crosses Myrtle Ave. in the heart of Old Town Monrovia. Happy New Year!