Blossom Bringing Vietnamese To Santa Monica?

I only just noticed that there’s an ABC application posted on the front of the space at 2821 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica announcing that Vietnamese restaurant Blossom is intending to move in.  But since the application was apparently posted late last year, absolutely nothing has been touched on the space.  I’m not sure what the hold up is (I’m looking at you City of Santa Monica), or if they’ve changed their minds, but until we know more, you can locate their three other locations and try to figure out their inscrutable website here.

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Tkyo House Closes In Santa Monica; New Ramen Joint Expected…

It looks like change is afoot at sushi bar Tkyo House at 2901 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica.  A goodbye letter posted on the door states that they have closed as of yesterday.  But the notice also promises that a restaurant with new management will reopen later in the week.  And the bill of fare?  Apparently ramen.  I’ll keep watching…

 

Here’s A Glimpse Inside The New Westfield Century City…

Like so many of you who keep checking this blog for updates, I too am excited and anxious to see what the new Westfield Century City Shopping Center is going to look like.  Recently, a new wing of the glam mall opened, albeit with few stores open yet.  Although much of this has been reported, here’s a look at what’s coming to the food scene…

 

 

Wally’s New Location In Santa Monica Will Be…

Back in March of last year, I noticed a small pending development permit taped to the front of the old Hennessy+Ingalls bookshop at 214 Wilshire Blvd. in Downtown Santa Monica.  The permit listed the applicant as Santa Monica Farmhouse.  Recently a teaser ad went up on the front the space taunting us with, “You will never guess what’s coming soon.” Last week, the ABC applications were on display spilling the beans.  The future occupant will be another branch of the ridiculously popular oenophile paradise Wally’s Wine and Spirits.  Wally’s expansion into Santa Monica came onto Eater’s radar back in late March, but no details were revealed.  Because there are two applications, one for ‘on sale’ and one for ‘off sale’, I think its safe to assume that this Wally’s will be similar in design to the one in Beverly Hills.