As more Chinese immigrants come to the San Gabriel Valley, fitness centers, shopping malls, and public resources are feeling the impact, World Journal (世界日報) reports.
The Journal provides some examples of how these outlets are experiencing increased traffic. The LA Fitness on Main Street, Alhambra started a new policy recently to limit the number of participants in Zumba class to 60, and long-time residents are complaining that there no longer is space for them. An Arcadia resident identified as Christine told the Journal that at the Santa Anita Mall, “Some stores such as Hollister, AF, and Forever21 have very long check out lines, and the small size that most Chinese look for is always out of stock."
Libraries are also feeling the squeeze. Gu, an MBA student studying in LA, told the Journal that a few months ago he went to the Alhambra Civic Center Library, and a crowd had been waiting outside even before the library opened. As soon as the door opened, all the tables with electric outlets were immediately occupied. After turning to the Monterey Park Public Library, Gu still could not find a space to use his laptop.