Montrose History

F ounded on Washington’s Birthday in 1913, Montrose has retained its charming “Main Street, USA” character while at the same time serving as the center of local commerce for more than 75,000 residents who call the Crescenta-Canada Valley their home.

The subdivision of present day Montrose took place when developers Holmes and Walton auctioned off 300 acres of land at a catered barbecue at the approximate corner of what is today Verdugo Blvd. and Clifton Place near the site of the local Mobil Station.

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The original intention was that Montrose Ave. would be the main business district. In fact, Montrose Ave. was constructed as the widest road in Los Angeles County and retained that distinction for many decades.

This plan did not materialize however, and by the 1920’s, a two-block business district had grown up along Honolulu Ave., boasting a bank, hardware store, café, men’s clothier, drug store and a local newspaper, foreshadowing the opening of the Montrose Shopping Park in 1967.

Today, along shady, tree-lined streets, nearly 200 independently owned businesses satisfy busy shoppers with high quality gifts, retail merchandise, men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, an art gallery, antiques, dance and fitness studios and service businesses of every imaginable type. Montrose’s many restaurants, cafes and bakeries offer outside dining, serving up everything from beignets to barbecue and sashimi to spaghetti.

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Over 150 “One Of A Kind” Shops, Salons, & Cafes!

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All in a beautiful outdoor setting! Come to Montrose!

Montrose 7th Annual Film Festival

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Friday & Sat. August 12th and 13th, 2016 7th Annual Montrose Film Festival | beginning at 6:00 “under the stars” […]

Harvest Market and Marketplace

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Hours of Operation: Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 PM | Market closes only on Easter, March 27 and Christmas Day, […]

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular

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October 31st Montrose Halloween Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular Throughout the Montrose Shopping Park along Honolulu Avenue Starts at 5 pm – ’til […]

Montrose Old-Town Christmas

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Nov. 25th to Dec. 25th, Sat. & Sun. 11am to 3pm – Tree Lighting on November 25, 2016.

Montrose Car Show

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Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the 2200, 2300 & 2400 blocks of Honolulu avenue […]