Situated at the corner of East Colorado Boulevard and North Marengo Avenue, the building sits across from “Paseo Colorado” between Old Town Pasadena and the Playhouse District. The Paseo Colorado Mall is an upscale outdoor mall covering three city blocks comprised of shops, restaurants, a movie theater, office space and 400 loft style condominiums. Below Paseo Colorado and two blocks south of the property is The Pasadena Convention Center, which is centrally located in the heart of Pasadena. The City of Pasadena completed a $150 million expansion of the Pasadena Conference Center in March 2009. The state of the art center features 85,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, a 25,000 square foot ballroom, and the 28,000 square foot Civic Auditorium. Built in 1931, the 3,029 seat Civic Auditorium is the focal point of the complex and hosts music concerts, the Emmys, the Distinguished Speaker Series, the Rachamananoff Festival, American Idol and many other entertainment and cultural events.
Just west to the building is Old Town Pasadena, a busy business district with many upscale restaurants, café’s, pubs, and shops. Retailers in Old Town Pasadena include Anthropologie, Bokaos Aveda, Kate Spade New York while dining options include AKA Bistro, Akbar, Escuela Taqueria, II Fornaio, and Sushi Roku. A few blocks east to the building is the famous Playhouse District. The Playhouse District contains is one of Pasadena’s strongest centers for art, literature, and entertainment. The area enjoys a 7-screen Laemmle Art