Blue Bottle Brewing In Santa Monica Soon

Bay Area cult coffee third wave fave Blue Bottle continues to make inroads into SoCal.  I’m sure they’ll feel right at home in their new digs at 2439 Main St. in Santa Monica, formerly the home of troubled Peet’s Coffee.  Not sure when they’re opening, but I’ll keep watching…

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Fresh Bowls Arriving On Main St. In SM…

The windows on the space at 2715 Main St. in Santa Monica, formerly the home of the erstwhile lobster specialists Knuckle & Claw, is preparing to have a new tenant.  A small notice taped to the front door references something called Fresh Bowls.  An online search reveals that there are a number of unrelated restaurants across the US and a small chain in Canada utilizing that name, so I don’t have any conclusive evidence as to what exactly will be moving in, or even if that will be the name of the new restaurant.  As always, I’ll keep watching…

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PoKing Dishing Raw Fish To Main St. Soon…

I’d thought we’d seen a slow down in the poke phenomena that has descended upon us in recent years, but apparently not.  Another contender is vying for our attention in Santa Monica.  Signs are up on the space that once was occupied by Rita’s Frozen Custard, at 2307 Main St., announcing that self-described “King of Poke” PoKing will soon be moving in.

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Simples Replaces Candy With Super Nutrition On Main St.

A bit ago, I told you about the for lease sign pasted on the front of A Real Treat Candy Boutique at 2724 Main in Santa Monica portending doom for the natural confectionary.  Wasting no time, it appears that Simples has moved in.  And what precisely is Simples?  “A line of hand prepared, plant based tonics” that you can read more about here.

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Dave’s Doghouse Destined For Main Street In Santa Monica

Recently, I saw that there was a notice of pending design review taped to the inside of the window of the erstwhile Santa Monica Electric Co. at 2428 Main St. in Santa Monica.  Immediately, long-time LA restaurateur Josiah Citrin’s (Melisse, Charcoal) name stood out.  Upon closer inspection, the notice’s artist’s rendering lets us know that this humble building will soon be the home of a branch of hotdog specialists Dave’s Doghouse.  The ABC application confirms it.

A Reat Treat Candy Boutique Turns Sour In SM

A Real Treat Candy Boutique caused a sensation when it first opened as a pop-up in 2013, and later landed in Santa Monica.  Offering “better” candy options that were free from artificial junk, they were lauded by LA Weekly in 2016.  Sadly, it appears that things have gone sour, as a large for lease sign is now tacked to the front of their brick and mortar at 2724 Main St.  I’ll keep my eye on the space to see what moves in…

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