Construction is underway on a large restaurant and patio going into the old LA Food Show space in the Manhattan Village Mall in Manhattan Beach. I’m not certain of the name as it’s not listed on the ABC application. Only the applicant, listed as “VMI Services Inc.” is named, and there doesn’t seem to be much of an online presence but you can check out their app here. The construction people told me that the name of the future restaurant will be Brick Roast House, but I can’t confirm this.
In other news, Manhattan Village Mall is looking to redevelop with an ambitious plan to add more shops and restaurants in what is now the parking lot. Designed to look like homey village with cozy walkways and streets, the plan is still in the hearings stage, but you can see some of the artist’s renderings and find links to the plans here.