In turn, city boosters say those improvements have led to more private development, including CitySet, which is home to two hotels and will eventually boast a total of eleven restaurants. Among them are renditions of well-known (and well-loved) spots such as Jax Fish House, Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria and Udi's Cafe.
We caught up with some of the folks behind these restaurants to talk about doing business in today's Glendale -- and about the city's plans to expand when and where diners can enjoy a cocktail or two. Read what they had to say in our post, "Glendale CitySet restaurants say the city has welcomed them with open arms," over on Westword's Cafe Society blog.
And check out an aerial rendering of CitySet, courtesy of designers Stantec ViBE, below.
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