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City of La Mirada SUMMER 2013 Works to Keep Businesses The City of La Mirada


Ensuring La Mirada remains one of the best locations in Southern California for doing business is one of the City’s top priorities.


Keeping open lines of communication with local businesses,


understanding their challenges, and helping to resolve concerns are some of the ways the City accomplishes this goal.


So when the City learned that Beaulieu of America, one of


La Mirada’s leading employers, needed a new building to relocate to in August 2012, City staff immediately went to work identifying office buildings within La Mirada that would meet the company's needs.


Working with Beaulieu’s corporate office headquarters near Atlanta, Georgia, City staff recommended an available building located near Beaulieu’s existing location that met the company’s space requirements and logistical needs. Further, City staff was able to meet with the building’s broker at the City-sponsored Brokers Breakfast held in September. Here, staff expressed their support for Beaulieu's valuable contributions to the community.


In October 2012, only two months after the City first learned of


Beaulieu’s leasing challenge, the company and the property owner of the new office building signed an agreement, keeping Beaulieu in La Mirada. Beaulieu began operating its new facility in January.


Mayor Steve De Ruse presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Home Depot Manager Jim Folssum


Home Depot Honored for its Community Work


La Mirada's Home Depot, located at 12300 La Mirada Blvd., was


recognized by the City Council for its long history of community involvement and volunteerism.


Beaulieu of America was founded in 1978 and is a leader in floor covering. It is the third largest flooring manufacturer and the largest carpet-only maker in the world. The company employs over 4,500 associates globally and has annual sales of over $1 billion.


A member of the La Mirada community since 1987, Home Depot has sponsored various City events such as providing flowers for the annual Mother Daughter Tea and Spring Beautification events, and hosting a “How-to” gardening/tree planting booth at the Foster Park Neighborhood Clean-Up and Celebration. Home Depot donates supplies and equipment to the City’s Helping Hands program to assist seniors and disabled residents with minor home improvement repairs.


For more information on the City's Business Recognition program, call (562) 943-0131.


Walgreens Pharmacy Opens


The new Walgreens Pharmacy at the Crossroads Shopping Center on the corner of Imperial Highway and La Mirada Boulevard opened in June.


An


official Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting celebration was held on July 20. The 15,000 square foot Walgreens is part of the Crossroads Shopping


Center’s rejuvenation, which includes new businesses, signage, pedestrian walkways and outdoor seating.


Other improvements at the shopping center include a new 35,000 square


foot Walmart Neighborhood Market and 4,000 square feet of additional retail space. These improvements are slated for completion in early fall. This is the first shopping center to incorporate the Mediterranean/Modern design guidelines set forth in the Imperial Corridor Specific Plan.


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