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85C possibly coming to Temple City and West Covina

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i don't think this has been mentioned, nothing showed up when i did a search, but i was shopping in temple city on rosemead blvd. the shop lady there told me that 85C is planning on opening a branch in the same plaza. it'll be by guppy house (las tunas dr side), which isn't yet open, but from the looks of the construction, not too long from now. unfortunately starbucks is putting up opposition so things aren't confirmed. also wal-mart is planned at the lot across the street. (there's k-mart across the other street btw) the city is trying to make this area a "walking area."

the lady also mentioned that 85C is planning on opening in West Covina too. there's only one area i could think of ...HK2?

anyways, not sure if this is allowed on the board, but i thought i'd pass it on.

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  1. 85C West Covina: http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/05/...
    opening has been bumped to November.

    Guppy is also opening at the same McIntyre Center

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    1. re: TonyC

      thanks for that tonyc. i'm so used to that area being dead i could never imagine them opening there. but tbh, i don't drive the 10 often...

      now i wonder how they'll do in that location,...

    2. Wait Walmart? I don't think it's right for Temple City and I really doubt it will be opening on that lot it's been confirmed to be a typical Asian-style plaza.

      As for 85C next to the new Guppy's in TC I can see horrible parking situation now. Most of the stores there do middling business yet parking still sucks so I imagine it will suck more. Although this will be good for the local economy.

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      1. re: Johnny L

        i really hope it's not true. i don't really think the area needs a wal-mart considering the location and where other nearby wal-marts are located. i've briefly seen the plaza pic on the corner sign whilest driving. it doesn't look like there'd be a wal-mart but that's what i was told by a shop across the street. i don't live in the area either

        sigh. 85C is a natural traffic jam. i don't consider that parking lot that bad, but it's not huge either. things change when a popular business opens though.

        i'm personally curious how 85C will be with its expansion. i recently had some buns from the irvine branch and they weren't as good as in the past.

        1. re: catbert

          Unless it's the new concept, their Wal-Mart express I don't see it happening.

          Also I hope these developments attract more places to open up in Temple City. Las Tunas Blvd could have the potential to be a nice walkable street with the right boutiques and restaurants.

        2. re: Johnny L

          I doubt Wal-mart will be opening on that site. It's just to small. It will most likely have smaller stores and restaurants.

          1. re: raytamsgv

            The concept art depicts a typical Chinese style plaza.

        3. 85°C Bakery Cafe will hold its grand opening ceremony at 1 p.m. on Dec. 19 at 2626 E. Garvey Ave. South. West Covina.

          http://www.sgvtribune.com/breakingnew...