One of the first new Chinese restaurants to open in the San Gabriel Valley in 2013 will likely be Veggie Cuisine on Rosemead Blvd., just north of the San Bernardino Freeway. The sign is already up so it should be opening soon. The location was not previously a Chinese restaurant.
Also I'm also waiting for the opening of Metro Super Market in Temple City and its promised food court. This is the former supermarket location at the corner of Lower Azusa and Temple City Blvd. adjacent to the House of Mandarin Noodle. The supermarket was featured in a front page story in the Los Angeles Business Journal last summer profiling the owner, a wealthy car dealer from China, who is sinking up to $2 million into the risky project (given that the predecessor market went belly up) as a condition of gaining U.S. residence for himself and his family. The article indicated an opening in November, but that hasn't happened. probably due to bureaucratic delays.