Good people of Santa Monica, your juice is back! Ever since the 4th and Santa Monica Blvd. branch closed after a troubled few months, die-hard fans of Jamba Juice have been forced to drive to get their favorite drinks. But no more… A sharp-eyed reader (Thanks SB!) spotted a new branch at 2461 Santa Monica Blvd.
The little strip mall on the corner of Montana and San Vicente in Brentwood seems to have run into a spot of trouble… A while ago, diminutive coffee shop Brew-N-Beans gave up the ghost. More recently, one of the Westside’s last few remaining carb palaces, Noah’s Bagels, quit their location there. And now, it appears that smoothie experts Jamba Juice has closed down. That leaves only scrappy Souplantation in the increasingly vacant mall.
We’ve known for a couple of weeks now that Danny Meyer’s wildly popular N.Y.-based Shake Shack was coming to the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. But apparently, the burger stand will be bigger than originally thought. The first plywood went up over the space on the second deck that housed Solstice Sunglasses. But recently, the plywood has crept closer to Obica, swallowing up the mall’s outlet of smoothie chain Jamba Juice in the process. No word on Shake Shack’s opening date, but I’ll keep watching.
As we gear up for summer, the Century City Shopping Center has been a flurry of activity: BJ’s opened this week, Vanilla Bake Shop and The Counter are coming soon, as are two newbies in the food court. And yet one more… It looks like Jamba Juice will be opening in the old Anat B. space on the second floor sometime this summer. http://www.jambajuice.com/
Update: Jamba mania continues! A tipster just informed me that JJ will be opening this summer in the Fox Hills Mall as well.