The Bixby Brief, July 2, 2013

02 Jul The Bixby Brief, July 2, 2013

The Bixby Brief

Quick news from the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association

From time to time we have news tidbits we would like to share with you all but are too busy to put together a full newsletter and know you are also as busy. So we’ll be brief…

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Positive Momentum

As you may now know, Ralphs on Long Beach Boulevard closed its doors on June 15 and now Orchard is set to close, too.  The big box retailers like Ralphs and OSH have major internal issues within their corporate structure that are far beyond our control.  We hate to see these businesses close but their issues are ones we cannot do much about.

However, we are here to tell you that the sky is not falling!  There is so much positive momentum in the area and we are seeing more and more investment in Bixby Knolls than ever before.  People are buying buildings and making improvements; businesses are relocating to Bixby Knolls because it’s a “hot” neighborhood;  retail spaces are being filled along Atlantic Avenue; service businesses are moving onto Long Beach Blvd;  two new restaurants will open up in the area; the BKBIA continues the façade improvements, security patrols, and monthly events and programs; Cal Heights Clean Streets keep the corridors spotless each week; the former Blockbuster space on Roosevelt & LB Blvd has been leased and will get a major face lift and same for the former Arnold’s property;  and a real estate agent told us that people referring to the April Sunset Magazine article are coming to look for houses in the area.  City Manager Pat West says other parts of the city are looking at Bixby Knolls as a model for community-building. We ask that you continue supporting our smaller businesses that make up the backbone of our area.  There is a lot to celebrate and be proud of in Bixby Knolls.

You are encouraged to write to the CEO of OSH and show your support for keeping the store in Long Beach. Write to: or

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July 4 James Johnson

Fourth of July Concert, Thursday July 4th Willow Springs Park, 2745 Orange Ave.

First Fridays Day Care – July 5


Enjoy First Friday Art Walk like a grown-up while your kids “party” with us! Includes: pizza, art lesson, craft, face painting, Open Studio time, & games. Space limited to 10 kids (Age 6-11).


$30 per child

Must Pre-Register with Averyboo Arts:

Petroleum Club Tuesday nights

Tuesday nights the club is open to everyone to enjoy the retro bar and live jazz from:

Kindred Spirit Jazz Band

Sponsored by Margie and David Rath

7pm – 9pm

Taco Bar available from 6pm to 8pm, $7 per person
3636 Linden Avenue

Help Bring Michael’s Pizzeria to Bixby Knolls

Bring Michael’s Pizzeria to Bixby Knolls

Michael’s of Naples has been considering opening another location in Bixby Knolls (southeast corner of Bixby Road and Long Beach Blvd).

If you are interested in bringing Michael’s to Bixby Knolls, please send an email of support directly to Michael Dene at

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