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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Valentine’s Day at Montrose Shopping Park

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During Valentine’s Week February 8 2020 in the Montrose Shopping Park, we invite you to be our Valentine!

Montrose 4th Annual Spring Wine Walk April 18

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MONTROSE 4TH ANNUAL SPRING WINE WALK, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM | PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS EARLY.

Kids & Kritters Day 10th Annual, May 3rd

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 brings “Kids & Kritters Day” to the Montrose Shopping Park, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival

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Saturday & Sunday, June 6th & 7th, 2020 Montrose 37th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m. – […]

Montrose Old-Town Christmas

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November 30th to December 22nd, Sat. & Sun. 11am to 3pm, Tree Lighting Nov. 29, 2019

Other Events in the Montrose Shopping Park

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43rd Annual Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm