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Updated: 11 hours 30 min ago

Dick’s Sporting Goods is Hiring for the Holidays in Pasadena

11 hours 34 min ago

DICK’S Sporting Goods in Pasadena is looking to add to its team of employees during the upcoming holiday season as part of a nationwide hiring blitz that begins on Wednesday.

Individuals interested in working for DICK’S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, sporting goods retailer, can visit Pasadena’s DICK’S location, at 3359 E Foothill Blvd, for “National Signing Day” on October 24th.

An incentive for some to join DICK’S is the company’s 25 percent employee discount. Since the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a spot in the World Series, local fans have baseball fever and are searching high and low for Dodgers merchandise that is flying off the shelves.

Interested applicants are encouraged to first apply online at dicks.com/jobs and then visit one of their local stories on National Signing Day to be interviewed and meet managers and employees.

DICK’S said ideal applicants will draw on their personal experiences and in-depth knowledge to guide, inform, equip and inspire customers. The company plans to sign up to 5,000 new teammates nationwide on October 24 as support for the holiday shopping season.

Visit dicks.com/jobs to learn more about joining the DICK’S Sporting Goods team this holiday season.

DICK’S has about 850 stores nationwide and approximately 30,000 employees.

Distinctive Art Deco Former Movie Theatre in Playhouse District Sold for $5.3 Million

Mon, 2018-10-22 06:23

Local developer Morton Development Group has bought the iconic Artistry Theater Building in the Pasadena Playhouse District for $5.3 million and plans to redevelop the property to attract a dynamic group of quality tenants ranging from fitness, luxury home goods, office users and restaurants.

The building is at 600 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. The property sits immediately east of the Urth Caffé building.

The Artistry Theater Building was built in 1931 as a United Artists theater. It was a popular “preview house” that would show early-cut screenings of films for feedback from the public. Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock had screened their classics there in the early 1940s; Hitchcock had even gone so far as to reshoot the ending to “Suspicion” due to the audience response.

Andrew Berk, a South Pasadena resident who is a Principal at Avison Young, said he and Associate Chase Gordon represented the seller, Colorado Creative LLC.

“We’re thrilled to help fill a gap in Pasadena’s exceptionally dynamic retail main corridor,” Berk said in a statement. “The historic marquee property has irreplaceable ‘bones’ and such incredible unique space inside. With this sale, we’re excited to view the next great blockbuster here and know it will be an unbelievable tribute and gift to the architectural fabric of the theatre and Colorado Boulevard.”

Berk said they focused on “just the right buyer,” Morton Development, who not only “appreciated the next-generation opportunities for the bow-truss and vaulted building, but also had the experience and development knowledge to navigate the heavy permitting and construction requirements.”

“We’re pleased to be a part of the process in helping this iconic property get to its proper highest-and-best use within one of Pasadena’s prime retail destinations,” Gordon said. “The City of Pasadena, known worldwide as a retail and historic revitalization classic case study, has such a rich and important history and bringing this irreplaceable asset back into the urban fabric is significant to the community and all who visit here.”

The two-story theater building is about 15,061 gross square feet that sits on 10,241 square feet of land. It is located in an exceptionally strong submarket where core assets of the theater’s quality and age rarely go on the market. The building was renovated about twice since the 60s.

Its last tenant was Angels School Supply which vacated the building about three years ago.

Local Insurance Agency Recognized Among America’s Best

Mon, 2018-10-22 06:16

Pasadena-based Bolton & Company has just been recognized in the 2018 Insurance Business America Elite Agencies report.

IBA’s fifth annual Elite Agencies report spotlights 35 agencies that are attaining new heights while reshaping the insurance business of tomorrow. Although the following agencies range in size, they all achieved $25 million or more in revenue last year, in addition to securing year-over-year growth halfway through 2018.

“However, being an elite agency is about more than just transactions,” said Heather Turner, IBA journalist. “From producer training initiatives and mentorship programs to community outreach efforts, IBA’s 2018 Elite Agencies define what it means to be the best in the business.”

For the full report, see issue 6.10 of Insurance Business America, out now or view the list online at https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/rankings/elite-agencies-2018/

New French Restaurant Opens in Pasadena Next Monday

Thu, 2018-10-18 05:43

A new Southern French restaurant from the owners of Café Beaujolais in Eagle Rock is opening in Pasadena Monday.

The new eatery, Entre Nous French Bistro, opens where Ración was, at 199 W. Green Street.

Ración closed in late January, and owner Loretta Peng opened a new concept called Dérive, with an organic New American menu for both lunch and dinner. Dérive, as it turned out, was short-lived, and Café Beaujolais’ Mathias Wakrat and Jean-Christophe Febbrari, who hail from the French Riviera, took over the place just two months ago, says Eater LA.

Wakrat and Febbrari plan to serve traditional French fare like rack of lamb, duck confit, and the Marseille specialty bouillabaisse. Entre Nous’ interior can seat 50, and three to four tables can fill a side patio.

Instead of a fully French wine list, Entre Nous will feature wines from across the globe, including California, New Zealand, and a rose from Wakrat’s hometown, Saint-Tropez, the report said.

“We have a genuine way of hosting people,” Febbrari told Eater LA. “We come from small villages, and want people to sit down and feel comfortable. We had an opportunity to be here in Old Town, so we wanted to open the only French restaurant there and just be us.”

When it opens Monday, Entre Nous will be competing with at least two other French restaurants in Pasadena: the 28-year-old Bistro 45 at 45 S. Mentor Avenue, and Madeline Garden Bistro at 1030 E. Green Street.

On Craigslist, the restaurant was looking for a cook who knows French cuisine, a dishwasher, a barista, a busboy and a food runner to complete its staff.