Here’s What’s Going On In Century City…

As you know, I’ve been carefully watching the developments during the renovation of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center.  As we get closer to the unveiling of the glitzy new dining and shopping destination, here are the latest developments.  While much of this has already been reported, this is what you can actually see:

What’s Now Closed:

Coral Tree Express finally closed in the mostly boarded up food court.

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Tenacious Breadbar vacated its first floor location.

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The Hillstone Restaurant Group’s Gulfstream is now gone.

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What’s Coming:

California Pizza Kitchen has an ABC license posted on the second floor.

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Manhattan Beach’s Petros Benekos will be bringing his Greek/Californian cooking north with an outpost of Petros Speakeasy on the second floor.

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Signs have gone up confirming that Orange County’s wildly popular Mexican restaurant Javier’s is indeed moving into the old Season’s 52 space.

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And if you look carefully at the Gulfstream photo above, you’ll see mentioned that Taiwanese noodle and dumpling experts Din Tai Fung is coming along with the wildly-anticipated and oft reported Eataly.

What’s now open:

LA’s latest branch of New York’s popular Shake Shack opened last week to long lines.

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See’s Now Open In Century City

With all of the changes coming to the Century City food scene, I’m keeping a close eye on all the developments.  Back in August, I told you about the relocation of the Century City Shopping Center’s branch of beloved chocolatier See’s.  Their previous address in the mall was completely torn down to make way for the upcoming expansion.  Wasting no time whatsoever, See’s Candies is now open in its new location, near Breadbar, and just in time for Holiday shopping…

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Century City Shopping Center Torn Apart; See’s Moves Locations

In what must be the final push before the new section is added, almost half of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center has now closed.  The new $800 million dollar facelift will include the addition of the upcoming Eataly that many of us have been patiently waiting for, with its “rooftop birreria bar and 360◦ panoramic city views”, according to the Westfield website.  One of the casualties of the closures was the quiet corner location of See’s Candies.  But fear not, chocoholics.  See’s is getting a brand new, more conspicuous location near Breadbar, giving Godiva, only a few feet away, a bit of competition.  Check out the vision of the sparkling new mall here.  

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Breadbar Pop Up: Bistronomics B:13 This Weekend

Breadbar’s latest pop up makes its debut this weekend.  Being billed as “creative, affordable, modern haute cuisine”, Bistronomics Lucky 13 will run every weekend through October at Breadbar in the Century City Shopping Center from 6:00pm until 11:00pm.  Chefs Jet Tila (ChefJet.com) with Alex Ageneau (sous at The Royce) will be offering a French and Asian blend seasonal menu.  Reservations will be hard to come by… Get yours by calling (310) 277-3770.  Read more here:  http://www.breadbar.net/archives/966.