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South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Newsflash

May 6, 2020


Wednesday afternoon, May 6, LA County announced that certain types of businesses and public spaces in the county will be allowed to reopen on Friday, May 8, with strict limitations and guidelines for employees and customers.

The first round of re-openings will include trails, golf courses, *florists and *stores that sell toys, books, clothing, sporting goods and music. The revised "safer-at-home" order will only allow for CURB-SIDE PICK-UP at thee businesses (they will not be open for customers in the "normal" sense). In addition, there are strict guidelines that must be adhered to for a business to be able to reopen. The county expects to publish these orders soon, and should be available on the
COVID-19 Website. There is also information on that website about the current "Safer at home" order that might be helpful in determining what the guidelines to reopen might be.

*These businesses MUST NOT be located within shopping malls.


Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL): The EIDL website was down even after the new funding was passed, however it was being retooled after the new legislative updates. If you applied and received a confirmation number that begins with a "3," then you only need to wait for news. You can also follow up on your application with an email to or phone call to 1-800-659-2955 (SBA Customer Service Center). If you applied early on and received a confirmation number that begins with a "2," you will need to reapply. If you haven't already applied, or need to reapply, you can do that now.
EIDL Website or send an E-Mail for more information

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): As you know, the PPP loan fund has been replenished. The word is that half the money is already spoken for however more funds remain so if you have not yet submitted your application, you may still have time. If you are having trouble finding a lender, the following companies are now processing these forgivable loans: PayPal, Square, Intuit/Quickbooks, OnDeck, Funding Circle, Kabbage, and Bluevine.

Pandemic Unemployment Insurance (PUA): If your business is not able to benefit from the above programs, you may actually fare better with the PUA program as a self-employed individual or independent contractor. PUA FAQs for information to determine if you're eligible.


SBDC advisors are available to meet with you via Zoom.Business growth and recovery assistance includes:
· Disaster Loan Applications
· "Life After Covid" Business Planning
· Creating New Sales Streams
· Leveraging Resources
· And much more

Contact the SBDC for no-cost assistance.


The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with The Print Spot to produce signs for your storefront windows to describe how a customer should place an order from your business! It’s easy – just fill out the form below.

There are 3 options – Open, Open Taking Orders, & Closed. If your business is open or open and taking orders, fill in how to contact you – phone number, e-mail address or website.

Click HERE to order.

Help our Businesses!

Here is a partial list of restaurants and other eateries that are open. Please contact the businesses as the hours and other information can change quickly, and follow their social media to find out what specials they are offering!

Please check out the "Find a Business" page on the Chamber's website for links to these members' websites:

Berry Opera
Bistro de la Gare
Cafe X2O, South Pasadena
Cos & PI
Fiore Market Cafe
Heirloom Bakery & Cafe
Jones Coffee Roasters
Kaldi Coffee & Tea
Grassroots Natural Market & Kitchen
Gus's BBQ
La Fiesta Grande
La Monarca
Mamma's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta
Mike & Anne's
The Munch Company
Nicole's Market & Café
Two Kids Coffee

Other South Pasadena eateries that are open:

Ai Japanese Restaurant
Blaze Pizza
Jersey Mike's
Hi-Life Burgers
Modan Artisanal Ramen
Oak Tree Inn
Simplee Boba

Many other businesses are finding creative ways to stay open and continue serving our community.

Hayes Law Firm is offering online access to their estate planning services (limitations apply). Please visit their website for details.

Activ Consulting is available to assist businesses with their communication needs during this challenging time.

Playhouse Pilates and South Pasadena Art & Music Academy (formerly Green Brooms Academy) are both offering virtual classes and sessions online.

Adobe Design is offering 25% off gift cards in a "buy now, spend later" promotion. You can purchase a discounted gift card online now to spend in store when they re-open their doors. Check their Instagram page for more information.

Please let us know if your business is open, doing online sessions, online purchasing, etc. so we can add you to our list!

The South Pasadena Police Department has contact information for the businesses. If your information has changed, or you’d like to just make sure they have it, please either call the non-emergency police number (626-403-7270) or send an e-mail to rlee@southpasadenaca.gov.

The Small Business Administration and other federal, state and regional agencies are working hard to come up with assistance to the small businesses. We will make every effort to send out the information to all of you as soon as reasonable possible. 
Read the press release.
Please reach out to the Chamber by e-mail and phone - (626) 441-2339 with any questions or assistance you need. We will assist as much as we can.

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The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

until further notice

Please call us at (626) 441-2339
Or send us an e-mail at  info@southpasadena.net
We will respond as quickly as possible.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but want to keep our staff and visitors safe.

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