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Daunting task - compiling SGV openings closings in 2010

So, I've been commissioned to do this, here's what I have so far:

Openings:

Beijing Restaurant, Valley Blvd., San Gabriel
Dip's Grill
15 Cats
Gatten Sushi
Green Island, Atlantic, Monterey Park
Gui Lin (Garvey, replaced Hengyang Chili King)
Half & Half Tea Hose, Atlantic in Monterey Park
Hoy Kha
Hua Mei Szechuan Palace, 172 E. Valley in San Gabriel
Huge Tree Pastry, Arlantic, Monterey Park.
Liang's Kitchen, 750 S Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park
Lucky Noodle King
Lu’s Dumpling, 330 N Garfield
New Taste Dumpling House, 301 W Valley Blvd Ste 110, San Gabriel
Omar's Xinjiang Halal Restaurant, 1719 New Ave., San Gabriel
Open Kitchen
101 Hot Pot, Valley Blvd., San Gabriel
Palace Garden Tea Station
P.P. Pop, 123 N. Garfield, Monterey Park
Phong Dinh, 501 W. Garvey Avenue, Monterey Park
Strawberry Cones, Valley Blvd., San Gabriel
Tasty Garden, Atlantic in Monterey Park
Tea Spots, Valley Blvd.
Ten Ren Tea Station, Las Tunas, Temple City
Ten Ren, Monterey Park
Wong Java House, 1936 W Valley Blvd., Alhambra, CA 91803 (626) 289-2717

Closings:

Botanas Mexico: 11104 Rush Street, #2, South El Monte.
Cool Spot (replaced by 101 Hot Pot)
Ding’s Garden (replaced by Lucky Noodle King)
Dragon Mark, 301 W Valley Blvd Ste 110, San Gabriel (replaced by New Taste Dumpling House)
Dumpling Master (replaced by Huge Tree Pastry)
Fleur De Lys Patisserie: 440 S Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park; (626) 282-4040.
Golden Café, 172 E. Valley in San Gabriel - did this make it to 2010? (replaced by Hua Mei)
Green Village, Rowland Heights (this time)
Hengyang Chili King, Garvey, Monterey Park (replaced by Gui Lin)
Home Town, Valley Blvd., San Gabriel (replaced by Beijing)
Hong Kong Fusion, Garfield, Monterey Park (replaced by Hoy Kha)
Jazz Cat Café (replaced by 15 Cats)
King's Cup (did it even make it to 2010? - replaced by Omar's),
Li Jiang Noodle, Valley (just past Del Mar)
Look You Fan Dim, 123 N Garfield Ave, Monterey Park (replaced by P.P. Pop)
Shu Feng Yuan, Valley Blvd., San Gabriel
Snack Pop: 529 E Valley Blvd., San Gabriel (replaced by Open Kitchen)
Strawberry Cones - the only one to make both lists.

I know I've bound to have missed some and research is ongoing despite a deadline, if anyone can add any, by all means please do...and it is greatly appreciated.

ipsedixit, trying to keep track of this reminds me of your quotes - on trying to keep track of all of this.

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Dumpling Master Restaurant
423 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Jazz Cat Cafe
640 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803

Snack Pop
529 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Look You Restaurant
123 N Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Dip's Grill
1412 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801

Omar's Xinjiang Halal Restaurant
1719 N New Ave, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Huge Tree Pastry
423 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

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  1. Great list! Suggested additions:

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    Opened:

    New Chong Qing (second location, opened March 2010)
    1468 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801
    626-293-8868

    Banh Mi Che Cali (fourth SGV location, opened May 2010, previously Daiyu Market)
    7968 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770
    626-572-3788

    Tip Top sandwiches (first SGV location, opened Feb 2010)
    8522 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770
    626-571-8185
    (Note: HIGHLY UNRECOMMENDED)

    Curry House (additional location, opened Oct 2010)
    Atlantic Times Square

    Phoenix Food Boutique (additional location, opened Nov 2010)
    Atlantic Times Square

    Lees Sandwiches (additional location, opened Nov 2010)
    Atlantic Times Square

    Happy Family (additional location, opened Dec 2010?)
    Atlantic Times Square

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    Closed:

    Yi Mei Pastry (closed April 2010 due to fire, reopened as Huge Tree Pastry)

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    Is your list principally for west of the 605? If not, there are some openings/closings mentioned in this thread that aren't listed:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/734184

    . . . and also:

    Tea Eggs
    Food court at 18457 Colima Rd, Rowland Heights, CA
    - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/707775

    Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot & Grill (opened May or June 2010)
    1655 S Azusa Ave, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
    626-965-8888
    http://www.littlesheephotpot.com/

    1. Also . . .

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      Closed:

      Pho Minh (El Monte)

      :(

      1. Three I can think of near my mom's pad in Monrovia:

        T. Phillips (not recommended)
        London Gastropub (good beer, food can be hit-or-miss)
        Market Grill (*highly* recommended, though actually opened late '09 I think)

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        The Market Grill
        525 S Shamrock Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

        1. You had to ask, didn't you?

          King's Cup, 1718 New Ave., opened and closed (replaced by Omar)
          L.A. Bistro, 7540 E. Garvey, opened and closed, replaced by Sun City Seafood
          Haige Star Blvd., in Rowland Heights Hong Kong Plaza, replacing 1 Sun Taiwan BBQ
          Flavor of Beijing, Suit Ur Buds, both in Rowland Heights Diamond Plaza, latter replacing Green Village
          O T Kitchen, Garvey in Monterey Park, replacing Hometown Kitchen
          Bull Demon King, Temple City Bl., Temple City, replacing Da Ke Yi
          Hong Kong Fusion, 230 N. Garfield, open and closed, replacing some kind of cafe, replaced by Thai restaurant
          18 Plus Garden, 10131 E. Valley, El Monte, open and closed replaced by Liang's Kitchen
          oShan Island/Hainan Chicken, next to Luscious Dumplings
          Veggie World (Vietnamese vegetarian) 321 W. Garvey, Monterey Park, replacing H C Shanghai
          Fitration Kitchen, Atlantic Bl., Monterey Park
          Ace Kitchen, Garvey and Garfield, Monterey Park, replacing Noodle Island
          Capital Seafood, Huntington Dr., Arcadia
          Go Go Chicken, Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, replacing Noodle Island
          Chans Paris N, Duarte Rd., Arcadia
          Raymond's Fine Dining, Main and Garfield, Alhambra, replacing Hop Woo
          Best Time, 247 E. Main, Alhambra, replacing some other Taiwanese pub
          New Lucky Seafood, Monterey Park, replacing Lucky City
          Noodle Boy, in the Tip Top shopping center, San Gabriel
          Tasty Noodle in the 99 Ranch shopping center, Hacienda Heights
          Sweet Aroma Cafe, opened and closed, Las Tunas and Mission, San Gabriel, replacing Noodle Island
          DNA Grill, 250 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, replacing Fisherman's Wharf
          Q Q Taiwanese Vegetarian, Temple City, replacing Q Q Kitchen
          Happy Tea, Las Tunas and Mission, San Gabriel, replacing another snack shop
          A Golden House, Kang Kang Food Court and Shanghai Kitchen all opened on Las Tunas in Temple City

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          Luscious Dumplings
          704 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

          99 Ranch
          17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

          Hop Woo Restaurant
          1 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

          Lucky City Restaurants
          415 W Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754

          Las Tunas Restaurant
          3603 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

          Flavor of Beijing
          1388 Fullerton Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

          Liang's Kitchen
          750 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

          Diamond Plaza
          1380 Fullerton Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

          Go Go Chicken
          921 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

          Sun City Seafood
          7540 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770

          Chans Paris N
          713 W Duarte Rd, Arcadia, CA 91007

          Kang Kang Food Court
          9618 Las Tunas Dr, Temple City, CA

          1. Some more openings:

            Capital Seafood: Huntington Dr., Arcadia
            Pioneer Buffet and Grill: Huntington Dr., Arcadia (I not completely sure it opened in 2010)
            B-Mans: Mountain Ave., Duarte
            Qdoba: Mountain Ave., Duarte
            Golden House: Las Tunas Dr., Temple City
            Kang Kang Food Court: Las Tunas Dr., Temple City
            Shanghai Kitchen: Las Tunas Dr., Temple City
            Bull Demon King: Temple City Blvd., Temple City

            Closings:

            Tony Romas: Huntington Dr., Arcadia (replaced by Capital Seafood)
            Hanabi: Las Tunas Dr., Temple CIty (replaced by Shanghai Kitchen)

            1. I'm afraid that by the time this list is compiled, it will be outdated ...

              This would be a perfect Xmas present for Sisyphus.

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                Wow...thanks Peripatetic, Bradbury, Chandavkl, raytamsgv. Exactly what I was looking for. I'm having to do a couple of list compilations (the other unrelated to food) and my brain is kind of overwhelmed.

                And, ipsedixit, I know exactly what you mean, but so long as it's as accurate as possible...as of that date, it'll have to do. It only works as it's a list for the given year, past that...I wouldn't want to tackle a running one.

                1. re: JThur01

                  Ok, I'll play.

                  OPENINGS:

                  Canton Gourmet and Bakery (aka Beijing Pie), Monterey Park
                  Oh! Crab, Hacienda Heights
                  House of Mandarin Noodle, Temple City
                  A Golden House, Temple City
                  Red Door Hot Pot, Arcadia
                  Spring Wave, San Gabriel
                  Jasmine Cafe, San Gabriel
                  FFY Noodle House, Rowland Heights
                  Suit Ur Buds, Rowland Heights
                  Flavr Lounge, Covina

                  CLOSINGS

                  Susie's Kitchen, Temple City
                  Look You Fan Dim, Monterey Park
                  Red Corner, Monterey Park

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    What I want to know is which of these new restaurants are worth helping keep open through 2011!

                    1. re: odub

                      From the running list thus far,

                      I'm pulling for the following:

                      Canton Gourmet and Bakery
                      Omar's
                      Huge Tree Pastry

                      The rest is just sort of background noise ... like the stuff you hear in elevators.

                      1. re: ipsedixit

                        I go to Huge Tree about twice a week to pick up some breakfast on the way to work, but I never see anyone else in there. I'm hoping they can survive until people start moving into the complex (who knows how long that will be though), and maybe their business will pick up.

                2. Li Jiang is gone. It's a Vietnamese place now.

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                  1. re: Chandavkl

                    Yep, that's why Li Jiang is under "Closings" in my original post. Thanks again for the list. Truly mind boggling.

                    What's even more stunning is that there was a short period of "stability" - well, in terms of the SGV anyway.

                  2. Did King's Cup even make it into 2010?

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                    1. re: JThur01

                      Yes. I ate there in mid-January when they first opened up.

                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/681671

                      1. re: Chandavkl

                        Very good. Thank you Chandavkl. I planned on seeking out that post. Ah, January 19, I knew it was close to the line. Glad I remembered that much!

                    2. One more good one I somehow forgot: Tacos Ensenada Seafood on Huntington Drive in Duarte (opened in February, at least according to their health license).

                      Whether or not it deserved its place on LA mag's Top 10 Mexican list can be debated by reasonable people, but it's still the best fish tacos I've found this side of Ricky's.

                      1. i'm a bit confused. does this include moved? because jazz cat cafe reopened across from the hawaii supermarket

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                        1. re: catbert

                          But they did change the name to Jazz Cat Restaurant from Jazz Cat Cafe and are in a different city, too.

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                          Jazz Cat Cafe
                          640 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803

                          1. re: catbert

                            Jazz Cat opened in San Gabriel in '09, closed the Alhambra branch this year.

                            Bradbury, thanks for the addition. Where can one find these health license listings?

                              1. re: ipsedixit

                                I was hoping to find what Bradbury was referring to, something that gave date of opening.

                                1. re: JThur01

                                  Most restaurants have a copy of their various licenses hanging somewhere (often a very hard-to-find somewhere) for public review. Health licenses might not be the best place to look if a place has been open a long time, as I believe they need to be updated annually. But building permits, DBA notices, etc. should give at least a rough sense of when a place opened.

                                  I don't know of a comprehensive online resource for dates of opening, but then I haven't really looked for one either, so perhaps something of the sort exists (?)