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Sold on South Gate

development: Primestor buys into low-income city as prime shopping spot.

City leaders sold Primestor on low-income South Gate as the site of a $100 million shopping center.

Perspiration Inspiration For Apparel

Creators hope exercise attire works out as clothes for office.

Ortiz Industry fashions a line of exercise clothing that also can be worn at the office.

You’re Going to Ecuador and Coming Back a Star

It wasn’t Hollywood where dreams of stardom came true for Steve Jaffe. It was Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Furniture Maker Loses Standing After Stock Sale

MANUFACTURING: Shares of Nova Lifestyle fall even as company eyes China market.

Nova Lifestyle Inc., a Commerce furniture manufacturer and distributor, had an up and down week last week.

Shoemaker Pairs Well With Luxury

FOOTWEAR: Collector steps it up as $1,000 sneaker designer.

Former Wall Street exec has proved a high-end shoo-in as the maker of $1,000-plus sneakers.

Gymnasium Muscles Into Kids’ Market

Cave CrossFit looks to make play with new program for children.

Cave CrossFit works out a plan for a new kids’ program.

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Minding Stores

Pasadena taps eclectic lineup to pull in crowds

Pasadena looks to sell itself as a hip shopping and dining spot by courting quirky and high-end stores.

Sheer Appeal of Jobs Program Pulls in Hair Stylists

NON-PROFIT: LMG Studio offers makeovers to women after Chrysalis training.

Hair salon holds event to help women in workplace counseling program make the cut at job interviews.

New Eatery Aims to Jazz Up South Los Angeles

DINING: Chef Richard Petty to serve up Southern cuisine at legendary music venue.

Chef Richard Petty plans to bring a Southern-style dining experience to a South L.A. site once known as a venue for jazz legends Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald.

Snack Maker Puts Accent On Exotic

Bridgepoint’s new Zouq line serves up South Asian flavors.

Bridgepoint looks to spice up the snack market with its new South Asian-influenced line.

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