St. Urbain Street Bagels Gives Up The Ghost In BH

It looks like after 21 years of supplying the good folks of Beverly Hills with carbohydrates and cleverly flavored cream cheeses, St. Urbain Street Bagels has closed its doors at 449 N. Beverly Dr.   A sad note taped to the front door thanks customers for support and reminds them that they have another location on W. Olympic Blvd.  Windows are papered over, but there’s no indication of what may be replacing it so I’ll keep watching.




Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern Coming To Santa Monica

On a tip from a reader (thanks DS!) I went to check out what was going on in the old La Cachette Bistro space at 1733 Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica.  An ABC application posted in the window informs us that the space, which has long sat vacant, will soon be inhabited by a branch of Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern.  It looks like they’ve got a way to go and there’s no word on an opening date, but until then, you can read more about the mini-chain here.



Euro Caffe Closes In BH

I don’t know what is going on with that particular block of Beverly Hills, but this is the third restaurant closure in recent months.  It appears that long-time resident Euro Caffe, at 9559 S. Santa Monica Blvd. has closed its doors.  The place is gutted and the windows are papered over.  And while there’s no indication anywhere that it actually has closed (not even Yelp users have reported it closed yet), the “for lease” sign in the window is a fairly good indication that it ain’t coming back…




Go Greek Yogurteria Expands To Santa Monica

Back in 2013, I noticed a new yogurt shop had opened on Bedford Dr. in Beverly Hills.  Since then, Go Greek Yogurteria has opened two more locations and has two more on the way.  One is coming to Corona Del Mar, and the other is set to land in Santa Monica.  Signs are up in the window of what must be a very choice location at 1431 Ocean Ave. (in the Pacific Plaza building) indicating that creamy treat shop is on the way.  Go Greek offers a menu of frozen and fresh Greek yogurt with toppings or in combination bowls that you can read more about here.



Pink Taco Closes In Century City

Well, I didn’t see this coming…  According to signs posted on the door, perpetually busy and cheekily-named Pink Taco has closed its doors on the second floor of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center.  I’ve no idea what will take over the space and popular outdoor patio facing Santa Monica Blvd.  With all the new construction and upcoming promised eateries, the mall will be barely recognizable sometime next year.  I’ll keep you posted…


Divita’s Pizzeria Closed In West LA, New Restaurant And Wine Bar Expected

After over 40 years at 11916 Wilshire Blvd. in West Los Angeles, dusty landmark pizzeria Divita’s has closed its ancient doors.  Wasting now time whatsoever, it appears a new tenant is moving in.  The windows are papered over with quotes about wine from famous people and posted on the door is this mysterious message, “Coming Soon:  Your new local and independent restaurant and wine bar”.  The note is signed Vincent & Chase.  I’m not sure if that’s the name of the new establishment or just the names of the proprietors.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see…