Sesame Moe’s Throws In The Towel In Manhattan Beach

The dramatic renovation of the Manhattan Village on the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach has a new casualty.  Self described “true mediterranean” restaurant Sesame Moe’s has pulled up stakes.  Not sure what happened, but you can read their goodbye message here. 

 

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Two Guns Kitchen Bringing Flat Whites To El Segundo Soon…

Manhattan Beach’s popular purveyor of “New Zealand’s coffee culture” is continuing to expand.  Signs are up on the space at 321 Main St. in El Segundo that used to be the home of Steve’s Burgers announcing that Two Guns Kitchen will soon be plying the locals and captive industry folks with flat whites.  I’m not sure when they will be opening, but it looks like they’re not too far off…

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Is The Gallery In SM Under Construction… Again?

The mystery continues…  Back in June of 2015 renovation began on the shabby old food court The Gallery at 1315 Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica.  Excitement heightened when it reopened and restaurants started trickling in.  And then something went wrong.  The restaurants that had opened moved out and The Gallery sat empty.  Then, last week, the windows were papered over and a required construction sign has appeared in the window.  If anyone has any information, let me know as this story has been keenly followed by a great number of you…

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Swirl Soft Serve Coming Soon To Hawthorne

The signs are up on the space at 5263 Rosecrans Blvd. in Hawthorne announcing that soon a new frozen treat shop will be throwing open its doors.  According to the window paper, Swirl Soft Serve will be specializing in hand swirled dairy, non-diary, and vegan ice cream and sundaes.  It looks like they’re shooting for a mid-April opening.

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TV’s Cake Boss Bringing Confectionary Creations To Downtown Santa Monica…

Sadly, it looks like retail shoe store Lorin is going out of business at 1354 3rd St. Promenade in Downtown Santa Monica.  Why am I telling you this?  Because if you look at the storefront carefully, you’ll see a notice of pending design review in the lower right corner.  The notice informs us that “a new bakery” will be taking over.  If we look closely at the artist’s rendering, the name of the new bakery will be Carlo’s Bake Shop.  Apparently Carlo’s Bake Shop is another name for none other than New Jersey’s Carlo’s Bakery of TLC’s Cake Boss fame.  This would be the chain’s first West Coast location.

 

Little Asia Triumphantly Returns To Hawthorne

Popular local institution Little Asia served the good people of Hawthorne for many years on the corner of El Segundo Blvd. and Hawthorne Blvd.  Then, about three years ago, they were tragically forced to close their doors after a fire caused significant damage.  For some reason, possibly due to the City’s renovation projects, they have not returned to their old location.  And that was the end of that… or so we thought.  Here’s good news for all of you fans:  Signs are up on a major remodel of the space at 4624 W. Imperial Highway in Hawthorne announcing their triumphant return.  It looks like they still have a ways to go, but I’ll keep watching as things develop…