Wally’s New Location In Santa Monica Will Be…

Back in March of last year, I noticed a small pending development permit taped to the front of the old Hennessy+Ingalls bookshop at 214 Wilshire Blvd. in Downtown Santa Monica.  The permit listed the applicant as Santa Monica Farmhouse.  Recently a teaser ad went up on the front the space taunting us with, “You will never guess what’s coming soon.” Last week, the ABC applications were on display spilling the beans.  The future occupant will be another branch of the ridiculously popular oenophile paradise Wally’s Wine and Spirits.  Wally’s expansion into Santa Monica came onto Eater’s radar back in late March, but no details were revealed.  Because there are two applications, one for ‘on sale’ and one for ‘off sale’, I think its safe to assume that this Wally’s will be similar in design to the one in Beverly Hills.

North Shore Poke Co. Drops Anchor In BH

LA continues its love affair with raw fish…  Recently “molecular creamery” Ice-Cream Lab closed its chilly doors at 9461 S. Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills.  And wasting no time, signs are now up to let us know that expanding Hawaiian restaurant North Shore Poke Co. will soon be moving in.  To read more and view an unnervingly close photo of their product, click here.

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Tatel LA Taking Over Nic’s Beverly Hills

As you probably already know, legendary watering hole Nic’s Beverly Hills closed after a long run on Jan 31st.  And what will be taking over its space at 453 N. Canon Dr?  An ABC application appeared in the window this week announcing that something called Tatel LA will soon be moving in.  Could this be a branch of the highly anticipated Spanish restaurant coming soon to Miami?  We’ll have to wait and see…

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Merci Clement Coming Soon To BH

Paper covering the windows at 9887 S. Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills informs us that we can expect a new French café, Merci Clement to open soon.  Not much out there yet, just an undeveloped website and Facebook page.  According to the notices on the door, we can look for a menu of specialty coffee, salads, sandwiches, crepes, chocolates, “petit cakes”, and gelato.  It looks like they’re planning on opening some time this year…

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Beverly Hills Poke Set To Replace Beverly Hills Beignet

It wasn’t that long ago that I told you about Beverly Hills Beignet taking over the old Papa Jake’s Sub Shop at 9527 Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills.  They opened about six months ago, but closed recently after a bit of a kerfuffle.  Wasting no time whatsoever, it appears that a newcomer is quickly taking over the vacant space.  Beverly Hills Poke will soon be dishing raw fish to the good people of The Golden Triangle.  According to a worker at the site, they are hoping to be up and running in about a week and a half.  Not much out there on BHP, just a Craigslist ad, so I’ll keep watching…

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Bow Truss Runs Into A Spot Of Trouble In Beverly Hills

Chicago coffee experts Bow Truss vied for the attention of fickle LA coffee drinkers back in 2015.  Things may not have worked out as they had hoped…  Two notices have been taped to the front door of their tiny boite at 340 N Camden Dr.  One handwritten notice indicates that they are now “closed until further notice”.  The other explains perhaps why:  It is an official three day notice to pay rent or quit.  I’m not sure if the closure is permanent, but things don’t look good.  I’ll keep watching…

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