Just 15-months after last year’s groundbreaking, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, for the new $20 million four-story Hale Medical Center across the street from Methodist Hospital, a joint venture partnership project between Monrovia-based The Hale Corporation and the The Stronach Group, owner of Santa Anita Park horse race track.
Hale Corp CEO Dick Hale was presented certificates of recognition from Congresswoman Judy Chu, Arcadia Mayor John Wuo, Arcadia Chamber of Commerce President Denise Weaver of Weaver & Associates Insurance, and from representatives of legislators State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, Assembly Member Ed Chau, and County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
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The new Hale Medical Center at 289 W. Huntington Drive is a state-of-the-art 74,360 square-foot facility also includes a footbridge over Huntington Drive connecting to the newest wing of the hospital. More than 90% of the building is already leased, with more than 60% of the tenants having begun setting up operations starting last July.
Chu also presented a certificate to Doctor Steven D. Lin, representing the building’s primary tenant, Congress Medical Associates, which occupies the first two floors. She noted that Dr. Lin was a former member of the popular L.A. Boyz Taiwanese pop/rap group formed with his cousins in Irvine in 1991 which released 13 albums.
There is plentiful parking at the new facility, and once inside the building feels spacious, elegant and welcoming. Historic photos of Arcadia hand-selected by Hale line the walls of the hallways on each floor.
Among the other notables on hand were owner/broker Richard T. Hale III, Methodist President and CEO Dan Ausman, City Council Members Sho Tay and Roger Chandler, City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto, an Assistant City Manager/Develop Services Director Jason Kruckeberg.
Other Chamber representatives included VP Vicki Knight of Century Rooter Service and Plumbing, board members John Sun of Budget Blinds and Joan Francone of ORI Global, and Chamber Ambassadors Ivan Lai of Cruise Planners and Mary Hansen.
Food and refreshments by Congregation Ale House of Pasadena, Long Beach, and a new brewery in Azusa, which is majority-owned by Dick Hale. Gift bags were also provided.