Mayor Foster and Councilman Andrews to Reveal New Street Banners in Cambodia Town Today
2013-04-10 · By Editor
Mayor Bob Foster and Councilman Dee Andrews are excited to reveal the new banners along Anaheim Street celebrating the Long Beach cultural designation of Cambodia Town, 11:30 am, today at MacArthur Park, 1321 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA
Cambodia Town is the official name for the business corridor along Anaheim Street between Atlantic and Junipero Avenues in the Midtown of Long Beach. The new street banner will assist in recognizing the area that has numerous Cambodian restaurants, clothing stores, and jewelry stores, as well as, churches, temples and service centers for Cambodian-Americans.
“Placing these banners in Cambodia Town will bring much-deserved attention to this cultural jewel in our City,” said Mayor Bob Foster.
Known over as the “Cambodian Capital of the United States”, Long Beach is believed to have 50,000 Cambodian residents. It is home to the second largest population of Cambodian immigrants outside Southeast Asia. Councilman Andrews championed legislation in 2011 to help recognize Cambodia Town as a designated neighborhood in Long Beach.
“I want to continue to offer the best possible means to keep our cultural communities lively”, said Councilman Dee Andrews. “These avenue banners feature vibrant designs and welcoming messages that attract attention from residents and tourists. Visitors will know that Cambodia Town is the place to shop, dine, do business and to have an authentic Cambodian cultural experience”, continued Andrews.
The funds for the Cambodia Town banner project are provided by the Neighborhood Improvement – Upland Oil Funds.
For more information call (562) 570-6816.