Publique Taking Over The Border Grill Space In Santa Monica

Ever since the tragic demise of Santa Monica’s beloved branch of Border Grill, I’ve kept a careful watch on the space at 1445 4th St.  I’ve been hearing whispers, and a design review mentioned something called Publique, but I couldn’t get confirmation.  But then late last week the for lease signs came down, and an ABC application was posted on the front informing us the Le Zinc Bar (Zinqué) will be opening a restaurant called Publique.  You can check out the design review, including plans for an open air patio, and an artist’s rendering here.