Mr. Chow quietly slipped out of their location at 3835 Cross Creek Rd., in the Malibu Country Mart, back in January. The space is currently gutted to make way for the new tenant. A large banner over the front is announcing that the new eatery will be none other than a branch of Montecito’s perennially popular swanky steakhouse Lucky’s. Seems like a match made in heaven.
The Park at Cross Creek development at 23401 Civic Center Dr. is certainly changing things up in Malibu. Yet another restaurant is snatching up one of the spaces. The people behind Malibu’s longtime pie fave D’Amore’s Pizza are planning on opening Cafe D’Amore in the hot property. And according to their FB page, they’re also shooting for a location in Calabasas as well.
It appears that something new is taking over the Rick’s Tavern on Main space at 2907 Main St. in Santa Monica. An ABC application posted on the front lists the business name as Station 26. Station 26 just happens to be the closest lifeguard station on the beach. I couldn’t find much information on this new eatery, so if you have any details let me know.
The Park at Cross Creek development, at 23401 Civic Center Dr., is poised to really perk up the Malibu dining scene. Another new restaurant landing in the shopping center is Real Coconut. Real Coconut hails from Tulum, Mexico and offers a “plant focused” menu that is “free of gluten, grain, dairy, and refined sugar”, and is cooked only with avocado oil. Read more about this fascinating new restaurant here.
Earlier this week, I told you about the permanent closure of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on S Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills. I reader was quick to point out that the CBTL that anchors the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and S Beverly Glen Blvd. was also closing as of Sunday, May 17th. I went by the coffee shop and checked it out: A notice in the window confirms that this branch is now permanently closed. What’s going on with CBTL?
Beloved local institution Howdy’s Taqueria used to reside in the Country Mart. Apparently the owner, Howdy Kabrins, shuttered the eatery due to some personal reasons that you can read about in this article. But Howdy’s is coming back to Malibu. The new location is in the new The Park at Cross Creek development at 23401 Civic Center Dr. We wish them the best of luck.
I’m not sure what the circumstances were, but it appears that the normally crowded Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at 233 S Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills has permanently closed. There’s a notice in the window thanking customers for their support. I’ll keep my eye on the space.