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Measure B was approved by voters yesterday. This will allow Rusnak Mercedes Benz to move ahead with expansion plans. The City of Arcadia will not be able to use eminent domain as a tool for redevelopment for private use.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30526
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
May 9, 2007
Pages
p. News 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
May 9, 2007
Pages
p. News 1
Subjects
Ballot measures
Eminent domain
Elections - 2001-2010
Rod's Grill
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz - expansion
Item ID
30714AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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City Council quietly dropped eminent domain action against Rod's Grill. The city is working with the Church in Arcadia and Elks Lodge to buy their properties so that Rusnak Mercedes Benz might expand its business.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30064
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 1, 2006
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 1, 2006
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
Rod's Grill
Eminent domain
Rusnak Mercedes Benz - expansion
Self-Storage
Item ID
30251AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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City council candidate Sheng Chang accuses Mayor John Wuo of making the wrong decision in approving the resolution of necessity to begin eminent domain proceedings against Arcadia Self-Storage so that Rusnak Mercedes-Benz can expand. Wuo says Chang does not understand the proceedings.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper29982
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 6, 2006
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 6, 2006
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
Chang, Sheng
Wuo, John
City council elections - 2001-2010
Eminent domain
Candidates
Item ID
30169AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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The City may have to seize Rod's Grill and the Elks Lodge under eminent domain to accommodate Rusnak Arcadia's auto dealership expansion. Manny Romero, owner of Rod's Grill, and the Elks Lodge do not want to move and do not like what the City is offering for the land parcels.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper29851
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 9, 2006
Pages
p. A1, A6
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 9, 2006
Pages
p. A1, A6
Subjects
Auto dealerships
Elks Lodge
Eminent domain
Rod's Grill
Romero, Manny
Rusnak Mercedes Benz - expansion
Item ID
30036AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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The city has taken its first step toward condemning part of a desirable downtown block to make way for the expansion of the Rusnak Mercedes Benz. The City Council voted unanimously to move forward with eminent domain proceedings against Arcadia Self Storage, a four-story building on Huntington Drive just west of Santa Anita Avenue. This building is one of five under threat of condemnation.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper29948
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 9, 2006
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 9, 2006
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
Eminent domain
Rusnak Mercedes Benz - expansion
Automobile Dealerships
Arcadia City Council
Item ID
30134AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Manny Romero, the owner of Rod's Grill, wants voters to pass a ban on auto sales on the block bounded by Santa Anita Avenue, Huntington Drive, and Morlan Place. The city wants to buy out his property under eminent domain.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper29920
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 14, 2006
Pages
p. A1, A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 14, 2006
Pages
p. A1, A4
Subjects
Romero, Manny
Rod's Grill
Eminent domain
Redevelopment
Rusnak Mercedes Benz - expansion
Item ID
30106AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Competing measures will go to voters in May. Measure A, sponsored by Manny Romero, the owner of Rod's Grill, would prohibit automobile sales in an area bounded by Santa Anita Avenue, Huntington Drive, and Morlan Place for twelve years. Measure B would allow auto sales and related uses on the block and contains a provision to eliminate eminent domain as a tool to acquire property for future development in downtown area.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30373
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 26, 2007
Pages
p. Local 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 26, 2007
Pages
p. Local 1
Subjects
Ballot measures
Eminent domain
Rod's Grill
Romero, Manny
Rusnak Mercedes Benz - expansion
Item ID
30560AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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The Arcadia Redevelopment Agency adopted a resolution approving the land acquisition and development agreement to help Paul Rusnak buy five sites for his Mercedes Benz dealership expansion. The Arcadia Elks Lodge doesn't want to move.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper29394
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 31, 2005
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 31, 2005
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Arcadia Redevelopment Agency
Arcadia Elks Lodge 2025
Rusnak Arcadia--expansion
Mercedes Benz
Car Dealerships
Item ID
29578AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Last month's California Supreme Court decision that eliminates redevelopment agencies may jeopardize the Rusnak Mercedes-Benz dealership's expansion plans. Last year, Arcadia's redevelopment agency acquired the final piece of a two-acre site to sell to owner Paul Rusnak to expand his business to 6 acres. Rusnak is one of the city's top sales tax generators and wants to open a 40,000 square foot showroom on Santa Anita Avenue, just one block from the future Gold Line station downtown.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32808
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 18, 2012
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 18, 2012
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Arcadia Redevelopment Agency
Rusnak, Paul
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz
Item ID
33005AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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The City of Arcadia has acquired half of the land originally promised for Rusnak's Mercedes Benz expansion. Arcadia Self-Storage and Church in Arcadia are selling to the city but the Elks Lodge and Rod's Grill refused to sell. The city expects Rusnak to produce a minimum of $700,000 each year in sales tax for 10 years, or until the loan is repaid.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30200
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 15, 2006
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 15, 2006
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Eminent domain
Redevelopment
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz
Item ID
30387AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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A proposed land deal will allow Rusnak Mercedes-Benz dealership to expand and Rod's Grill will not have to move. The Arcadia Redevelopment Agency has acquired the Dahlgren lot on Santa Clara Street, the last parcel of a 2-acre site it intends to sell to Rusnak. This sale would enable Rusnak to expand from 4 to 6 acres. A public hearing is scheduled for April 19. In addition to the recently acquired Dahlgren property, the current proposed site also includes the former Church of Arcadia on Morlan Place and a commercial strip along Santa Anita Avenue that contains 16 tenants. The proposed deal guarantees the city would receive at least $800,000 in sales tax a year for the next 10 years.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32372
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 10, 2011
Pages
p. A1, A6
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 10, 2011
Pages
p. A1, A6
Subjects
Arcadia Redevelopment Agency
Automobile Dealerships
Rod's Grill
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz--expansion
Item ID
32570AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia City Council approves Rusnak Mercedes-Benz land sale. The automobile dealership plans $10 million in new construction on its six acres. It will include a new 25,000 s.f. showroom on Santa Anita Avenue.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33512
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
May 24, 2013
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
May 24, 2013
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz
Item ID
33707AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Manny Romero, owner of Rod's Grill, has initiated Measure A to try to block the Rusnak Mercedes Benz automobile dealership from expanding. The city has put out a counter measure, Measure B, to citizens to vote on at the May 8 election.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30476
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 5, 2007
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 5, 2007
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
Ballot measures
Central Business District (CBD)
Measure A
Measure B
Restaurants
Rod's Grill
Romero, Manny
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz
Item ID
30663AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia city officials adopt a 5-year redevelopment plan. The major goals are the expansion of the Rusnak Mercedes Benz auto dealership, development around the future Gold Line station and several affordable housing programs. The city demolished the Church of Arcadia's old building at 21 Morlan Place in September to make room for a parking lot that could be used by Rusnak.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper31832
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
December 5, 2009
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
December 5, 2009
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
Gold Line - Arcadia station
Redevelopment
Rusnak Mercedes Benz
Senior housing
Item ID
32029AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Construction on new Rusnak Mercedes Benz showroom is fully underway in Arcadia. Its current location at 55 W. Huntington Drive will be expanded. Additions will include a 22,500 square feet, 2-story structure in the 100 block of Santa Anita Avenue, to include 78,000 square feet for vehicle service and repairs, storage and parking.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34066
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
January 15, 2015
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
January 15, 2015
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Rusnak Mercedes Benz--expansion
Item ID
34260AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Plans to expand Rusnak Mercedes-Benz in Arcadia should move ahead with Rusnak buying four commercial properties from the former Arcadia Redevelopment Agency. Arcadia became the first city earlier this month to have its long-range property management plan approved by the state Department of Finance--something required of former redevelopment or "successor agencies" to dispose of their properties.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33491
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 22, 2013
Pages
p. A1, A6
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 22, 2013
Pages
p. A1, A6
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Rusnak Mercedes Benz
Rusnak, Paul
Rusnak, Victoria
Item ID
33686AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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The changing architecture of Arcadia. Rusnak Mercedes Benz--in town since 2000 and currently at 55 West Huntington Drive--broke ground last December on construction of a 22,500 s.f. 2-story structure around the corner from its current base of operations. The new location will be on the 100 block of Santa Anita Avenue and will also include 78,000 s.f. for vehicle service, repairs, storage, and parking. The dealership's annual sales for 2014 was $170.5 million.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34415
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
December 31, 2015
Pages
p. 12
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
December 31, 2015
Pages
p. 12
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Business and Industry
Rusnak Mercedes Benz
Taglieri, Joe
Item ID
34607AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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The Arcadia Redevelopment Agency is apparently making some progress in a project to improve the area around the Rusnak Mercedes-Benz dealership. The project, known as the Morlan Place Center, has been the topic of closed-door discussions with property owners around the Huntington Drive site. The city has extended offers to at least two property owners to move to 620 E. Live Oak, so that Morlan Place Center can be developed.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32475
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
September 18, 2003
Pages
p. 1, 14
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
September 18, 2003
Pages
p. 1, 14
Subjects
Arcadia Redevelopment Agency
Morlan Place Center
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz--automobile dealerships
Item ID
32671AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Rusnak Mercedes-Benz's expansion plans are back in Arcadia's spotlight.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33492
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 25, 2013
Pages
p. 1, 15
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 25, 2013
Pages
p. 1, 15
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Miller, Terry
Rusnak Mercedes Benz
Item ID
33689AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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One year ago, alleged ecoterrorists Connole and Cottrell attacked Rusnak Mercedes Benz in Arcadia and other SUV dealerships in the San Gabriel Valley. The article includes a recap of events since the attack.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper29038
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 22, 2004
Pages
p. A8
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 22, 2004
Pages
p. A8
Subjects
Ecoterrorism and ecoterrorists
Rusnak, Mercedes Benz
Connole, Josh
Cottrell, Bill
Earth Liberation Front
SUV dealerships
Item ID
29225AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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