What’s Going On At Obica In Santa Monica?

I’ve been carefully watching the branch of international Italian brand Obica at 606 Broadway in Downtown Santa Monica.  Recently, the restaurant went silent, and the shades have been pulled down.  A sign on the door promises a renovation, new management, and a new concept…  all by February 10th.  But things look a bit dodgy:  While I was checking for progress, a self-identified former employee approached me and told me that the staff were unceremoniously sacked with no promise of rehire.  His assumption is that Obica Mozzarella Bar is permanently gone.  A cursory glance inside the front door reveals that nothing has been touched and no work has commenced. I’ll keep watching but we’ve seen this kind of thing before…

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Enso Tea/Acai Now Closed In Santa Monica

The diminutive space at 725 Broadway is hard pressed to keep a tenant.  In the distant past it was Bowl of Heaven, followed by Enso Tea/Acai.  But the acai craze is beginning to look a little tired lately, and Enso has vacated the location.  I’ll keep watching the troubled spot to see what may develop.

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