Kanpai Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill Expanding To Santa Monica

Remember back in May when a reader sent me to the empty space at 2212 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica to check out an recently posted ABC application?  At the time, I couldn’t find out much information on the business listed as “Miracle Scoops”.  But a small now hiring notice taped to the front door spills the beans.  It appears that this location will be a branch of expanding minichain Kanpai Japanese Sushi Bar and Grill.

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Remembering Those Affected By Fire…

Please remember our neighbors who have been affected by the Woolsey fire, and throughout California, by supporting the important work of the American Red Cross.  Consider making a donation to help those who are struggling in the wake of fire’s devastation.  Click here to help, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation.

Rock House Sliders Slipping Into Century City

One of the last remaining spaces in the food court of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center is getting a new resident.  Plywood covering the space lets us know that Sunset Blvd. burger joint Rock House Sliders will soon be landing in the tony mall.  Not sure when they will be opening, but you can look for a straight forward menu of diminutive burgers, fries, and shakes.

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Fresh N’ Lean Lands On Montana Ave.

Back in May, I told you about the demise of Rawkin Juice from the location at 705 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica.  And now it looks like there’s a new tenant moving in.  Window signage is up informing us that this will be a branch of meal delivery service Fresh n’ Lean.  Promising healthy food that is “Fresh as F*#!” (their slogan painted on the wall inside), Fresh n’ Lean has locations throughout the U.S.

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“Le Wall Paint Parlor” Coming To Beverly Hills?

A mysterious ABC application has appeared on the front of a former hair salon at 345 N. Canon Dr. in Beverly Hills.  The application lists the applicant and the business name as a rather inscrutable and unlikely “Le Wall Paint Parlor“.  While these names are often prototypes and eventually discarded, it’s hard to ignore this one.  The application also promises a “beer and wine eating place” and construction is underway.  As I can’t find much information (or any), I guess we’ll have to keep watching…

Frida Mexican Cuisine Taking Over The Fleming’s Space In Beverly Hills

I’ve been watching the space at 252 N Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills for a while now.  It used to be the home of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar until March of 2017, when Fleming’s quit the location.  It has sat empty ever since, but that’s about to end.  On a tip from a reader (Thanks Mike!), I went to check out the recently posted ABC application declaring that ever-popular Frida Mexican Cuisine is moving in.

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