March 13, 2017: Since I started Gem City Images way back in 2007, the photos posted here have been (almost) exclusively of Monrovia. All my other photos have been posted to various social media sites like Flickr, Instagram and Facebook.

While that seemed like a good idea, in reality it led to a lack of consistency that was frustrating for me and made it hard to follow along with the latest photos.

So, starting now, Gem City Images will no longer be exclusively Monrovia. If you still want to see Monrovia only, you can always click the "Monrovia" label on the right side but hopefully you'll follow along for the whole experience.

Even though Gem City Images refers to Monrovia, I decided to keep that as the blog name. No matter where I go, The Gem City is where it all started.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Mon-Arc Center - Before And After


Let's start with the "after" view.  The large building on the right is the former Super A supermarket. Ready for a new tenant to come in and fix up the interior to suit their needs.  Interesting that there is currently no "For Lease" sign on the building.


The "before" view.  This is what it looked like before the facade rehab.

The new look is a huge improvement.

4 comments:

coda said...

Wow, MAJOR upgrade! Anyone know what might be going in there?

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Used to be a clothing shop on the adjoining storefront side. Super cheap (and you know how much I like that). Upgrades must of run it out of business. But yeah, that corner was a bit ragged.

Anonymous said...

I miss the big ice cream cone in front of Jim's Burger. The little cone on the new sign just isn't the same... but the shopping center does look 100% better.

Keith said...

Coda: I haven't heard. It's a large building. If not a supermarket, then...?

Pas Adj: Some adjacent businesses stayed open during this rehab, couldn't have been easy. This sprucing up has been needed for a while.

Anon: That old sign was a classic. Jim's looks great now, but definitely more contemporary.

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