Coco Beach Bringing Mexican Fusion To MDR

Ever since tropical-themed eatery Islands closed down at 404 Washington Blvd. in Marina Del Rey, I’ve been hearing from readers wondering what would be moving in.  Construction began almost immediately following the closure, but now we now we have answers.  A big banner is up that informs us that Coco Beach Bar & Grill is the name of the new restaurant.  A reader (Thanks TD!) had a chance to talk with the new owner, who described Coco Beach as a “family-friendly Mexican fusion place”.

Islands Sank In MDR

I’ve been hearing from surprised readers that one of The Westside’s last remaining outposts of Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks has disappeared overnight from its longstanding home at 404 Washington Blvd. in Marina Del Rey.  As you can see, all signage has been pulled down and the place looks deserted.  The Santa Monica Mirror confirmed the sad news yesterday, and lets us know that the next closest branch is in Westchester.