This note in the 2/28/10 Pasadena Star-News by Janette Williams was brought to my attention:
For a while it looked as if the long-rumored move of EuroPane, Sumi Chang’s pastry palace was imminent after 15 years as the Colorado Boulevard haunt of Pasadena’s sweet-toothed movers and shakers. A chic new EuroPane Bakery and Cafe sign is pictured on the ground floor of the pricey Montana Residences on "Pasadena Real Estate by Brigham Yen." Yen refers to the business across from Paseo Colorado as Chang’s "second shop." Not so fast, Chang says. Nothing is definite, she hasn’t signed anything yet, and has concerns about the parking and kitchen prep space.
Maybe it’s all about the dough.
In business, as especially in politics, it’s always about the dough no matter the type of business: restaurants, news media, entertainment, designers, etc. 2nd, don’t think for any second I’m either sweet-toothed or a movers & shaker! Sweets I take under controlled moderation. Incidentally, moving isn’t a favorite pastime – plus, putting friends/family into the mix won’t sweeten it. Shaker? I think earthquakes so I’m not with that rambunctious crowd either.
However, for the management of the Montana Residences to let Euro Pane’s Chang slip away now would be, in my opinion, in poor judgment for the economy of that stretch of Colorado Boulevard. I’ve read the Paseo may be underperforming. Oh, and we know about the historic & critically acclaimed Pasadena Playhouse…
Anyways, what the Star-News says just follows along with the wait & see perspective I shared previously in this blog: Euro Pane Bakery & Cafe II Nevertheless, I do anticipate a new Euro Pane – here, or somewhere else. Besides, she always has her popular original location.
Gotta Run – It’s past my Lunch Time!!