There has been a lot of confusion over much-beloved neighborhood haunt Babalu on the corner of 10th and Montana Ave. in Santa Monica. Indeed, Carmen Miranda’s smiling face has been gazing down on traffic from their sign for 27 years. Locals have been wildly speculating about recent odd hours and closures, but now it’s final: Babalu is officially closed. After a quick redo to replace tropical kitch with a cool industrial vibe, a new venture, Art’s Table has moved in and is now open. Brought to you by businessman, restaurateur, and owner of Westside Rentals Mark Verge, his latest offers a menu of burgers, salads, and sandwiches in a cozy neutral setting. Read Babalu’s parting message here.