“Temporary” Closures In Westwood?

Westwood has been a whirlwind of openings and closings recently… but mostly closings.  Paper is now covering the windows of two more eateries: Westwood’s branch of Ike’s Love and Sandwiches has unceremoniously darkened 1151 Westwood Blvd.  Yelp is reporting them closed, but they’re describing themselves as “temporarily closed”.  And paper is covering the windows of House of Meatballs at 1076 Gayley.  A note posted on the front door says they are “freshening up”.  A reader (Thanks Mark!) pointed out to me that they don’t answer the phone, and they haven’t posted anything in social media for months.  We’ve seen this before. All too often, “temporarily closed” means “permanently closed”.  We wish them the best of luck.

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Organica Juice Bar Squeezed Out Of Beverly Hills

The space at 9465 S Santa Monica Blvd., set squarely in a notoriously tricky stretch of The Golden Triangle for restaurants, has seen its share of eateries come and go.  The latest to go?  It was back December of last year that I told you about the new pressed juice joint, Organica, that had recently opened.  Unfortunately, they didn’t make it a year.  A reader was quick to point out that they have now vacated the address.  I’ll keep watching to see what other brave contenders may attempt the space…

Falafel King Dethroned… Westwood Weeps

Well this was a shocker…  After having anchored the Westwood Village food scene since, well… forever, Falafel King has closed up shop at 1010 Broxton Ave.  I’m not sure what took out the neighborhood institution, but a gracious handwritten note on the door thanks their loyal supporters for “50 wonderful years” and suggests that they are looking for a new location.

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Necco Uprooted In Westwood

I heard from a saddened reader (very sorry JS) that the diminutive Japanese restaurant popular with locals, Necco, has closed up shop over the weekend in Westwood.  Necco burst onto the scene in 2014 with a concept of healthy Japanese tapas and a minimalist interior.  The website gives no explanation, but confirms the closure.  All may not be lost though:  The website also promises new projects.  We wish them the best of luck.

Signature Burger Signs Off In Culver City

The Culver City mercurial food scene continues its rocky ride…  There’s a big for lease sign in the window of what used to be Signature Burger at 3835 Main St. in Downtown Culver City.  Could it be due to the new Burgerim about to open just a few doors down?   I’ll keep watching to see what may take its place.

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