Tapizon Bringing Brazilian Tropical Living To Downtown El Segundo.

Ever since longtime El Segundo fixture Main St. Café closed its doors a while back at 450 Main St., I’ve been watching to see what may take a chance on the iconic location.  We now have a taker…  A new ABC application spills the beans that Tapizon is intent on moving in.  Notices in the window promise to connect people with the “abundant health benefits of natural Amazonian ingredients” and to create a Tropi-Cali Lifestyle, which they describe as a “fusing of natural ingredients, authentic settings and original recipes with local flavors and culture”.

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P.F. Chang’s Finished In Santa Monica?

And while we’re on the subject of P.F. Chang’s, here’s more bad news…  A sharp-eyed reader (Thanks E.R.!) noticed that P.F. Chang’s building at 326 Wilshire Blvd. was listed as up for lease last week.  There aren’t any obvious signs that it will be closing, and they certainly still seem busy, but if the if the LoopNet ad is to be believed, they’ll be out before July 1.  I don’t know what’s going on at P.F. Chang’s, but this certainly doesn’t look good following the recent closure of their El Segundo location as well.

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Chin Chin, BBCM Coming To El Segundo

It looks like P.F. Chang’s is out from its longtime location at 2041 Rosecrans Suite 120 in El Segundo.  And replacing it?  Banners are up letting us know that a brand new branch of dim sum and Chinese chicken salad experts Chin Chin will soon be moving in.  But that’s not all…  There’s also a banner trumpeting the arrival of BBCM to the same location.  In case you’re unfamiliar with the mini chain, BBCM stands for “The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker” and offers a menu of “modern California cuisine with European influences” and baked goods in a bright and cheerful setting.

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Duff’s Cake Mix Set To Sweeten El Segundo Soon…

Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman is spreading his signature brand of confectionary good news to El Segundo.  Window paper is up on a space in the back development of Plaza El Segundo (730F S. Allied Way) announcing that a branch of Duff’s Cake Mix is on the way.  And what is Duff’s Cake Mix?  According to their website, they are a “do-it-yourself cake and cupcake decorating studio” for parties of one to twelve, as well as for classes, hosting corporate events, and other special occasions.

 

Sammy’s Pizza Disappears From El Segundo

The El Segundo restaurant scene continues its volatile ride…  It appears that OG Plaza El Segundo eatery Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill has quit its space at 780 S Sepulveda Blvd.  I had thought maybe they were remodeling, but the place is gutted and the signs have come down.  It looks like something new is coming because the construction is fast and furious.  I’ll keep watching to see what develops.

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