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The Americans are invading San Gabriel Valley!

ipsedixit | Feb 13, 201409:54 AM

Ok hyperbole aside, the LAT just did a write-up of the SGV and it's notoriety amongst Chinese tourists.

While the article doesn't really break new ground it does end with this bit of "news":


"The tourism boom has helped spark new development. A 316-room Crowne Plaza Hotel is slated to open next door to the Hilton in 2015, taking over an overgrown lot that once housed a Norm's restaurant.


In the lobby of the proposed Crowne Plaza hotel, the anchor restaurant will be Smitty's Grill, which also has a location in Pasadena that serves American comfort food."

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