Guyi Restaurant Brentwood?

The cavernous space at the top of Brentwood Gardens, at 11677 San Vicente Blvd., has had a troubled history of turnover.  It has sat empty ever since Elaine’s Bakery moved out in 2014.  Recently however, paper has covered the windows, and now a poster has been affixed to the front that appears to indicate a new eatery called Guyi Restaurant is intent on moving in.  There’s not much information out there.  The only other Guyi that I can find is a much-lauded Hunan restaurant in Shanghai China, but I’m unclear if they’re related.  I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…

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What’s Going On At The Old L’Ami Space In Santa Monica?

What’s going on behind those imposing wrought iron gates at 246 26th St. in Santa Monica that used to hide L’Ami, and before that The Little Door, and before that Villetta?  It has sat empty and idle ever since L’Ami disappeared sometime in 2017.  But a carefully tucked away ABC application reveals that there are signs of life.  The app lists the applicant as Operation Success LLC and gives no business name.  A search reveals few clues.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see what develops…

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Peet’s Coffee Disappears From Brentwood

So this was a bit of a shocker…  Ever popular local fave caffeine shop Peet’s Coffee has abruptly pulled up stakes almost overnight from its historically significant landmark location at 11750 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood.  Even while I was taking photos, locals were coming up to me and expressing shock at the loss of the neighborhood institution.  Maybe competition from nearby Alfred Coffee has been taking its toll.  I’ll keep watching…

Update:  I’ve had lot of people ask why Peet’s has closed…  I don’t have a confirmed answer, but a reader has heard that the lease renewal was too expensive, which is all-to-frequent in this neck of the woods.

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Mendocino Farms Setting Up Shop in Brentwood

The shopping center on the corner of Montana and San Vicente in Brentwood has seen a great deal of turnover recently.  The latest to try their hand at the location will be farm-to-table sandwich/salad market Mendocino Farms.  There’s an ABC license posted at 11911 San Vicente Blvd. announcing the impending arrival to the spot that once housed carb palace Noah’s Bagels.  No word on an opening date, but the website promises sometime in 2018.

 

 

 

Soom Soom Fresh Mediterranean Expands Into Brentwood

With locations in Beverly Hills and LA, it looks like purveyors of healthy, organic Mediterranean food Soom Soom are living up to their website’s promise to expand “across Los Angeles and beyond”.  Paper is covering the window at 11704 South Barrington Court announcing their impending arrival.  I’m not sure how far along their progress is, but I’ll keep watching.

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What’s Going On At Moo Greek Yogurt In Brentwood?

Moo Greek Yogurt burst onto the scene back in July of 2016, riding a popular yogurt mini-wave.  Things seem to have slowed a bit, and Moo has been closed down for a while in their location at 11753 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood.  Since then, I’ve been watching to see what develops.  Their Yelp page promises a return in 2018, and their website doesn’t offer many clues, but the place is essentially gutted.  I’ll keep my eye on things, but it doesn’t look good…

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L’Ami Closed In Santa Monica

It wasn’t that long ago that The Little Door Santa Monica turned into L’Ami in their sunny location at 246 26th St. in Santa Monica.  Well, I don’t know what happened, or exactly when it happened, but I recently noticed that they have pulled up stakes entirely.  The website says that they are closed for renovations, but that is all too frequently code for “permanently closed”, which is precisely what Opentable says.  I’ll keep watching to see what develops.

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