Piccalilli Coming Soon To Culver City

Something is coming to the corner location at 3850 Main St. #A in Downtown Culver City.  An ABC application lists the business name as Wild Child, which also happens to be the name of a kid’s gym nearby.  But right next to the application, a small sign promises us that Piccalilli is soon to inhabit the space.  It’s not uncommon for an ABC application to list a prototype name (or no name) and then later change the name to something else, so I’m betting on Piccalilli.  I can’t find out much information on the new “general eating place”, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

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Latea Bringing Bubble Tea To Culver City

With locations in Illinois and Indiana, a new “bubble tea lounge” is heading to Downtown Culver City.  Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt ditched its conspicuous corner location at 3851 Main St. last year.  Now a small notice is announcing that beverage and snack expert Latea is intent on moving in.  Look for a wide menu of organic milk tea, tea drinks, specialty drinks, and snacks (seasoned fries).

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Café Parisien Says Salut! To Brentwood

Thanks to a tip from a reader, I went to check out what was going on at the former La Scala space at 11740 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood, after La Scala’s recent relocation to Wilshire Blvd.  Sure enough, a new ABC application is posted on the front.  While no business name is listed, the applicant tracks to a location in Culver City, which happens to be French charmer Meet In Paris.  So I called Meet In Paris and spoke to a source who told  me that the Brentwood space will soon be the home of a second branch of Larchmont Village’s Café Parisien, sister restaurant to Meet In Paris.  I’m told that the menu will be similar to the Meet In Paris menu, but with a stronger emphasis on dinner, like Café Parisien.  They’re shooting for an end of May opening, “fingers crossed”.  We wish them the best of luck…

Menotti’s Coffee Stop Landing On Washington In LA

Poplar hip Venice caffeine joint Menotti’s Coffee Stop is continuing to expand.  Recently they appeared on Sunset in Hollywood.  Now, according to the new signs, it looks like that they are opening another location in an old hardware store at 12450 W Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles (Or is it Culver City?  It’s confusingly written both ways on-line.)  I’m not sure when the flat whites and cortados will start pouring, but it looks like they’re not too far off…

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LemonShark Poke Invades Culver City

It looks like the poke craze isn’t over yet…  I’ve been watching the ground floor of the new development on the corner of Overland and Washington in Culver City.  Starbucks and Jimmy John’s have already moved in, but here are still many vacant storefronts.  There’s soon to be one less.  A banner is up on the space just to the left of Jimmy John’s announcing an upcoming branch of LemonShark Poké.  With a smattering of locations across the US, expect build-your-own and signature bowls, Hawaiian katsu grill bowls, and various sides and salads.

Jimmy John’s Expands Into Culver City

I’ve been watching the new construction on the northeast corner of Washington and Overland in Culver City to see what may develop.  After a new Starbucks, it appears that a branch of sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is intent on moving in.  There are still a lot of spaces left on the ground floor, so I’ll keep watching to see what else may land there.

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