The Gallery, at 1325 Third St. Promenade, managed to survive the Pandemic lock downs but mysteriously closed a while ago, prompting readers to pepper me with questions about its status. The Gallery had gone through a major redo not that long ago and was home to such eateries as Voltaggio STRFSH, Paperboy Pizza, Dialoque, and others. Then it went dark. But now we know what’s coming… There’s a notice up on the front that names the new eating hall as Kitchen United MIX. And what is that? It appears to be a chain of food halls that describes itself as, “the nation’s first ‘Multi-Restaurant Ordering’ to-go experience” that “allows foodie fans who love variety to order meals from 10+ restaurants, all on the same bill.” Kitchen United MIX has a few locations across the US and are planning on a major expansion. There are upcoming locations on the books for Westwood and Torrance as well. This location is aiming for an October opening.
Cure Spa, one of Malibu’s preeminent wellness centers, appears to be expanding from their PCH location to a spot in the newish The Park at Cross Creek development at 23401 Civic Center Dr. If you look closely, you’ll see an ABC application posted on the front of the space describing the type of business as an “eating place”. A rep for the well-known spa very sweetly declined to confirm or deny that there will somehow be a restaurant here, encouraging us to wait and see. So there ya go… I’m picturing egg white frittatas and pinot gris.