Is competition in the food scene getting too stiff in the El Segundo area? New multi-use complexes are popping up right and left. There’s the developing Elevon project, Apollo Landing, and Manhattan Village is getting a much-needed redo. But there are signs that things are wearing thin. Many empty spaces still sit in the newish The Point. And older shopping centers are beginning to bleed tenants. Plaza El Segundo has had a number of vacant storefronts for a while. Recently, customized burger joint The Counter pulled up stakes there. Courageous expanding Indian restaurant chain Samosa House has settled in and is giving it a go, making this their fifth location. We wish them the best of luck.
As you know, I’ve been watching the food scene materialize at the Elevon development in El Segundo. So far, there’s a Bowlology, and upcoming Petros Kafe, and a Lisa’s Café & Bakery. And now we can add one more to that list. An ABC license application in the window of the space at 735 N. Douglas St. lets us know that a second location of Long Beach’s Ocean Market Grill will soon be moving in. It looks like we can expect a menu of tacos, salads, and… fish.
Popular caterer and restaurateur Lisa Erikson is expanding her mini empire. Signs have gone up on the space behind the upcoming Petros Kafe in the enormous Elevon development at 741 N. Douglas St. in El Segundo informing us that a second location of Lisa’s Café & Bakery will be moving in. No word on an opening date, but I’ll keep my eye on it…
I’ve been keeping my eye on the massive Elevon business/retail development, parts of which are still under construction in El Segundo. In June, Bowlology was the first eatery to open, but since then news has been sparse. That’s beginning to change. An ABC license application, posted on the front of the empty space at 743 N. Douglas St, Bldg 16, Suite 3, lets us know that the new inhabitant will soon be none other than that fine purveyor of “Hellenic California cuisine” Petros Kafe. More news to come…
It was back in August of last year that I told you about the first listed restaurant going into the giant Elevon complex still in development on the corner of Mariposa and Douglas in El Segundo. At the time, the paper in the windows indicated that it would be a branch of Bowl of Heaven, the purveyors of all things acai. However, due to some corporate maneuverings within the parent company, this location at 731 N. Douglas is now independent from the BoH empire and now goes by the name of Bowlology. It recently opened, and offers what you might guess: juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. But there’s one big difference: Yes folks its poke-palooza west of the 405! Bowlology also offers a selection of prefab poke bowls, and only just a block away from the also recently opened Ono Poke. Why should anyone have to walk more than a block for poke?
As poke hysteria grips the Westside, we learn of yet another raw fish establishment vying for a place at the table. Back in December I told you about the demise of El Segundo’s Salad Creations at 2259 E Maple Ave. in The Edge at Campus El Segundo, next to the giant Elevon complex currently under construction. Signs have recently gone up on the space indicating that the new tenant will be Ono Poke Hawaiian Poke Bowl. No word on an opening date, but I’ll keep watching.
Back in early August, I noticed that the new Elevon complex in El Segundo was getting a branch of superfood chain Bowl of Heaven. At the time, I also pointed out that their website indicated that Santa Monica was to land a branch as well. And now we know where… Papers are up in the window of the space at 725 Broadway announcing the upcoming arrival. They’re still in the construction phase so I don’t know when they intend on opening, but until then, you can check out Bowl of Heaven’s menu of acai bowls, smoothies, and juices here.