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The Arcadia City Council approved the design for a proposed addition to the new car showroom at Rusnak Mercedes-Benz. The dealer wants to build a two-story, 2644 square feet addition to the southeast corner of the showroom. The City council approved additions to other businesses as well.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30773
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
December 26, 2002
Pages
p. 19
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
December 26, 2002
Pages
p. 19
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Rusnak Mercedes Benz
Item ID
30961AN
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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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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Sign of the changing times in Arcadia. The new Rusnak Mercedes Benz showroom at Santa Anita Avenue and Santa Clara Street will be opening soon. It is perhaps the single largest development in Arcadia's history. Car wash owner and former mayor George Fasching joked on his business sign that the new building was an NFL stadium.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34517
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 7, 2016
Pages
p. 6
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 7, 2016
Pages
p. 6
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Fasching's Car Wash
Fasching, George
Rusnak Mercedes Benz
Item ID
34709AN
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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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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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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Arcadia slowly steers Rusnak Mercedes Benz dealership expansion back on track. Because of a December 2011 California Supreme Court decision to eliminate redevelopment agencies, the expansion has been stalled. Arcadia is now working on a long-range property management plan for the expansion--a plan that is now required for state approval before former redevelopment agency property may be sold. The plan includes properties at 121-159 North Santa Anita Avenue.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33265
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
December 6, 2012
Pages
p. 1, 12
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
December 6, 2012
Pages
p. 1, 12
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Redevelopment
Rusnak Mercedes Benz
Item ID
33462AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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City officials resume talks with Rusnak Mercedes-Benz about its expansion now that Measure B has passed. The Church in Arcadia will move to Live Oak Street.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30545
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
May 17, 2007
Pages
p. Local 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
May 17, 2007
Pages
p. Local 1
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz - expansion
Item ID
30733AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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The City of Pasadena may seek lost sales tax revenue from Rusnak Mercedes-Benz, a business that relocated from Pasadena to Arcadia four years ago. Pasadena officials think Arcadia may have used the promise of an expansion loan as an enticement when Rusnak first considered leaving Pasadena. Arcadia officials deny it.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30048
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
May 21, 2006
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
May 21, 2006
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
Rusnak Mercedes Benz
City of Pasadena
Automobile Dealerships
Item ID
30235AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Victoria Rusnak to accept Business of the Year award on behalf of Rusnak Arcadia Mercedes-Benz at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce 2014 Annual Business Awards on July 17.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33895
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
July 10, 2014
Pages
p. 4
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
July 10, 2014
Pages
p. 4
Subjects
Arcadia Chamber of Commerce
Automobile Dealerships
Rusnak Arcadia Mercedes-Benz
Rusnak, Victoria
Item ID
34089AN
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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Rusnak Mercedes-Benz has moved from Pasadena to the old Foulger Ford property at 55 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia. A photo shows city officials and top business people at the ribbon cutting on the site.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30689
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
November 14, 2002
Pages
p. 21
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
November 14, 2002
Pages
p. 21
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Business and Industry
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz
Item ID
30877AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia's largest individual sales tax producer, Rusnak Mercedes Benz, announced it wants to move out of Arcadia. It would mean an estimated loss of $800,000 to the City. Having faced expansion roadblocks, Rusnak says the City hasn't been able to deliver the acreage and properties as promised. The announcement came as a shock to City Manager Bill Kelly who knew nothing about it.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30565
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 7, 2007
Pages
p. News 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 7, 2007
Pages
p. News 1
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Business and Industry
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz
Item ID
30753AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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The expansion of Rusnak Mercedes-Benz, Arcadia's largest sales tax generator, still faces hurdles. The Church of Arcadia has agreed to move from 21 Morlan Place, but it has encountered delays with the county's plan checks. The City of Arcadia still needs to acquire Rod's Grill at 41 W. Huntington Drive, but proprietor Manny Romero has not accepted any of the city's numerous offers. Tom Valasek, director of marketing at Rusnak Auto Group says the dealership will have to move if the city cannot deliver the land for the expansion plan.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper31099
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 7, 2008
Pages
p. A1, A7
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 7, 2008
Pages
p. A1, A7
Subjects
Automobile Dealerships
Church of Arcadia
Rod's Grill
Romero, Manny
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz - expansion
Item ID
31294AN
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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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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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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As the city council election approaches, another main platform besides the controversial proposed mall development, The Shops at Santa Anita, that candidates can run on is the use of eminent domain. Current controversy surrounds the use of eminent domain to help Rusnak expand the Mercedes-Benz dealership.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper29958
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 16, 2006
Pages
p. A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 16, 2006
Pages
p. A4
Subjects
Eminent domain
City council elections - 2001-2010
Candidates
Issues
Platforms
Rusnak Mercedes-Benz
Item ID
30144AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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