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Broguiere's Dairy May Be Forced To Close Due To City Construction Project
Alright, this one's hard to write :(
Broguiere's Farm Fresh Dairy, the family-run Montebello dairy that produces some of the most delicious dairy products you'll ever try, is facing a pretty sizable problem. During construction and completion, the impending Montebello Corridor Grade Separation project will likely result in the business getting cut-off from easy public access, reports KABC.
The problem, though, is that Broguiere's dairy sits adjacent the train tracks, right in the spot where the grade separation project will eventually be built. Plans call for Maple Avenue, the road the dairy calls home, to be furnished with an underpass beneath the tracks. The underpass would mean greater safety for motorists and pedestrians traveling through the area, but would also render all of the dairy's current drive in-and-out set-up impossible.
The construction project will mean Broguiere's gets, essentially, cut off from public access. Because the dairy sits just feet from the railroad tracks, the underpass will result with the lowering of Maple Avenue's elevation directly in front of the dairy by several feet. A driveway can't really work if the street it serves is 20-feet lower.
As a remedy, the city of Montebello is proposing to build a 300-foot long driveway from a nearby street. For Ray Broguiere, the owner of the dairy, that is unacceptable, especially because the city originally offered to relocate the dairy to a spot where it wasn't so isolated.
"My grandfather started this business almost 100 years ago, and I don't want to leave," said Broguiere to KABC. "I'm frustrated, you bet I'm angry."
We don't know what's going to officially happen just yet. Plans haven't been finalized just yet, and there's still some time for Broguiere and the city of Montebello to work something out.
In the meantime, you should definitely drive out to Montebello to pick up some of the best milk your money can buy. Broguiere's products often find their homes in some of L.A.'s pricier grocery stores, but you can buy them yourself at the dairy itself.
Their address is 505 S Maple Ave, Montebello, CA 90640. Parking is free. Just be aware that the dairy closes up shop at 2 p.m on Sundays, as oppose to the usual 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. closing times. Here's the Yelp page if you don't want to take our word for it. The creamy chocolate milk is simply divine.
Even Huell Howser thinks so: