The strip mall on the corner of Lincoln and Pico in Santa Monica is a popular one: It sits close to SaMo High. Many of the restaurants vacated their spaces as the complex closed for a major remodel. Now the fast food is beginning to trickle back in. It looks like the burger chain about to release its IPO, Fatburger, is diving in, as is Buffalo’s World Famous Wings, and Firehouse Subs.
As we all wait with bated breath for the new Westfield Century City Shopping Center to emerge from the dust of construction, thereby gracing us with an outpost of mythic Eataly and 15 promised new restaurants, the troubled food court continues to lose inhabitants. Recently, the short-lived branch of quirky Korean pizza giant Mr. Pizza disappeared, as did Fatburger just to its left. By my count, that leaves 5 vacancies…
It looks like something called D1 Café is coming to the corner two spaces on Kinross and Weyburn Place, next door to Fatburger. The papered over windows indicate the impending arrival of the elusive café, about which I can find little information. But as always, I’ll keep watching the progress.
Just in the nick of time for Christmas, it looks like Which Wich, the do-it-yourself sandwich chain is now open in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. In other thrilling developments, burger joint Fatburger has also opened in the food court. Read more at: whichwich.com, fatburger.com.