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Corona del Mar Today: Beer and wine license delayed for Shake Shack

July 21, 2012

"I love Corona del Mar," employee Lance Ehlers told the commissioners. "I love working at Roses. It's a family joint. Shawn and Dai are like second parents to me. They're good people."

Corona del Mar resident Dan Purcell told the commissioners he supported the cafe but had concerns about code violations including messy trash containers.

Christine Lester, property manager for the building, said the company had ordered a new trash container with a lid and had increased power washings of the trash areas to twice a month.


Another Corona del Mar couple submitted a letter to the commissioners, saying they had lived in the village for 40 years and "have not enjoyed an eatery as much" as the cafe.


Electric Bicycle Shop to Open in CdM

A Pedego Electric Bike shop will open — possibly next week — at 2515 E. Coast Hwy., a company spokeswoman has confirmed.

The shop will sell and rent Pedego bikes, as well as possibly offer tours, said spokeswoman Beth Black.

"These bikes are really hot," Black said.

Pedego shops also have opened in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, with another shop planned for Dana Point, she said.

"They really want Orange County to be the center of it all," Black said.

Founder Don DiCostanzo founded Pedego in 2007 after struggling to ride uphill from the beach on a regular bike. He bought an electric bicycle but found it too loud and ugly, so he began buying bicycles and fitting them with motors and throttles. Eventually, he began buying bicycle frames in Asia and then putting the bikes together in Irvine.

According to the company's website, Pedego bikes cost $1,895 for a 24-inch bike and up to $2,675 for a tandem model. DiCostanzo said the bikes work well when you have groups with varying skills levels — a slower cyclist won't have excuses not to be able to join on longer rides.

The storefront has a few bikes inside and the message, "Hello, Fun" in the window.

"That pretty much sums it up," said Black, who has her own Pedego bike and loves it.

The shop will replace Full Circle Fitness gym.


Sherman Library to host free lecture

Sherman Library & Gardens will host a free lecture July 25 on sustainable food and energy.

The lecture, "Taste Our Future," will be given by Mark Edwards, a professor and global consultant on food and energy. He will discuss how algae-based foods have superior taste and nutrition without pollution or waste, according to a Sherman Library news release.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. For a reservation, call the Gardens' office at (949) 673-226.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Hwy.

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