Tkyo House Closes In Santa Monica; New Ramen Joint Expected…

It looks like change is afoot at sushi bar Tkyo House at 2901 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica.  A goodbye letter posted on the door states that they have closed as of yesterday.  But the notice also promises that a restaurant with new management will reopen later in the week.  And the bill of fare?  Apparently ramen.  I’ll keep watching…

 

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. 

 

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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A Reat Treat Candy Boutique Turns Sour In SM

A Real Treat Candy Boutique caused a sensation when it first opened as a pop-up in 2013, and later landed in Santa Monica.  Offering “better” candy options that were free from artificial junk, they were lauded by LA Weekly in 2016.  Sadly, it appears that things have gone sour, as a large for lease sign is now tacked to the front of their brick and mortar at 2724 Main St.  I’ll keep my eye on the space to see what moves in…

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Jamba Juice Quits Brentwood

The little strip mall on the corner of Montana and San Vicente in Brentwood seems to have run into a spot of trouble…  A while ago, diminutive coffee shop Brew-N-Beans gave up the ghost.  More recently, one of the Westside’s last few remaining carb palaces, Noah’s Bagels, quit their location there.  And now, it appears that smoothie experts Jamba Juice has closed down.  That leaves only scrappy Souplantation in the increasingly vacant mall.