La Verne Magazine
"La Verne's Small-Town Businesses"
Searching the City for Trades of Many Shades
by Andrea Gardner
illustration by Stephanie Lesniak
Looking for a place to eat in La Verne? Pick one: you've got 52 choices.
What about a haircut? You have your choice of 40 salons.
Maybe you are going on a date? Well, there is one movie theater, two
florists, two banks and even one dating service, in case you have not found
someone to go with yet. It is called HYE Connections, and it is a correspondence
dating service. Giving them a call might just get you out of the house.
Perhaps it is time to remodel your home. You have 72 different construction
contractors to choose from, as well as 11 different interior designers with
whom to speak.
But what if you need more than a room addition built? Maybe you need
a grandstand for a thousand of your closest friends. If so, you can place
a call to Mike Brown Grandstands in La Verne. Mike Brown's company has built
grandstands and stages for prominent events, including the Olympics, a Rolling
Stones concert and the Rose Parade. The company also helps with local events,
such as the San Dimas Rodeo and University of La Verne functions.
If you want to escape the city of La Verne, there are six different
travel agencies that can help you. What about a road trip? First, you will
need to fill up in La Verne from one of five different gas stations.
Fishing trip? There is even a fishing gear store in La Verne. It is
called End of the Line, and specializes in fly fishing gear and accessories
for both the tackle box and the adventurer. End of the Line owner Jeff Hensley
says his business started as a hobby, but is now "like a dream job"
because it is truly something he is passionate about. End of the Line specializes
in reels and flies for fly fishing. It also has supplies for making your
own artificial insects. Hensley meets many fly fishermen through his business
and can also share many secrets of the sport for a successful fishing expedition.
Now if the great outdoors translates to your backyard, do not fear.
La Verne has nine different landscape companies, three different nurseries
and six pool services. If you are working on your patio, you could try companies
like Cathy's Cottage, which makes patio furniture or Payless Patio, which
specializes in patio construction.
Want to plan a party? There are five different party planning and party
supply companies. There is also one catering company and even one balloon
Is there something broken lying around the house? Fourteen different
machine repair companies reside in La Verne. Bowlers Edge Pro Shop will
repair your bowling ball. Is a nail broken? You can be helped by one of
14 manicurists. Is the car making a funny sound? Take your pick of 28 different
auto repair and part stores.
What about your airplane? Choose from one of 10 aircraft repair companies.
One is called Howard Aviation. Howard is located at Brackett Airport and
specializes in repair and inspections of small aircraft. Howard Aviation
has three repairmen and two assistants who inspect and repair planes and
equip them with updated avionics. They even do oil changes.
Or maybe it is time to start a new hobby. Do you like art? Stop by the
17 different art and hobby stores. Are you interested in dance? There is
one dance studio. Want to pick up a new instrument? There are five different
places you can get a music lesson in La Verne.
These are just a few of the different ways businesses in the city of
La Verne can help you find what you are looking for.
A list of all of the 1,019 registered businesses in the city can be
obtained from the La Verne Chamber of Commerce. For every need, hobby and
appetite, La Verne businesses are open for service, ringing up purchases,
cooking up orders and shipping off merchandise.
So as you finish this article and remember the various errands left
to run, remember your choices in the city of La Verne.
Oh, there are 11 different dry cleaners, eight grocery stores, one car
wash and two laundromats. If these are not first on your list, there are
also four massage therapists, five delightful bakeries and more than 50
restaurants that would love your business.
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