Il looks like things are taking off for The Runway in Playa Vista. After a strong opening a few years back, the retail/restaurant heart of the development began to sputter. Restaurant closures left many spaces unoccupied. The recent opening of Free Market Playa Vista, the mini-mall filled with hip design shops and restaurants, has really brought a resurgence to the now pedestrian only complex. New restaurants appear to have taken notice and are moving in. And pizza is coming back as well… Window covering on the space that used to be the home of 800 Degrees Pizza, at 12751 W Millennium Dr. Ste B135, is announcing the upcoming arrival of Cacio E Pizza.
It was a sad day when revolutionary pizza purveyor 800 Degrees closed up shop in its flagship location at 10899 Lindbrook Drive in Westwood. Now, according to window paper, a new “neighborhood pizza eatery” is moving into the spot. According to this article in Daily Bruin, Pizzari will differentiate itself from the myriad of other Westwood pie joints by offering “organic, healthy pizza”.
Ultra-popular Neapolitan pizza chain 800 Degrees is making headway on its Santa Monica location. Signs recently went up in the windows of 120 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of 2nd, across from Hillstone’s) announcing applications for beer and wine at the upcoming 116 seat restaurant. If the Westwood original is any indication, this corner, just steps from the famously phallic statue of Saint Monica, is about to become a very busy intersection indeed. 800degreespizza.com