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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Walmart protest draws thousands to Chinatown

The comments are a great read. We have a WalMart in City of Industry, which is right next to the city I live in, Rowland Heights.The WalMart has had little to no impact I have seen on Chinese businesses in the area. We also have a Cosco, Target, tons of Chinese supermarkets and bakeries in our area.

The comment that why would anyone go to a Chinese bakery for a cake, vs. WalMart I disagree with.

"What would happen to landmark businesses just down the street here like Phoenix Bakery and Wonder Bakery if you could just go down to Walmart and get a cake for $1.99?

Judith Chu

My 2 Cents:

If you want a cheap American style cake with butter cream frosting (basically powered sugar and crisco) you can choose WalMart, and I doubt it's $1.99 For a slice, yes.. You want one with whip cream frosting with almonds on the sides, fruit filling such as Peach, Strawberry, Taro, and fruit on top you should go to a Chinese bakery such as Phoenix bakery. The price for a slice of cake at a Chinese bakery is around the same price. A whole cake is around $25 (depends on the bakery).

WalMart's bakery and the local Chinese bakeries are completely different on what they offer.

Walmart protest draws thousands to Chinatown - blowdowntown

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phoenix Bakery's amount of business seems to have slowed down over the years.

July 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Ray Ritchey said...

There has been a huge increase in the amount of Chinese Bakeries in LA County. 25 years ago, a friends family would drive 20 miles from Monrovia, to get a cake from them. Now they would just go to JJ Bakery in Arcadia.

July 9, 2012 at 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When there are bakeries and patisseries like Kee Wah Bakery (Hong Kong Chinese), Diamond Bakery, KiKi Bakery, Van's Bakery (owned by Chinese from Vietnam), I Fu Tang (Taiwanese), Jim's Bakery, and 99 Ranch Market's in-store Desir, I reckon Wal-Mart is not the one going to kill Phoenix.

July 10, 2012 at 3:02 PM  

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