I recently spotted an ABC application pasted to the front of the bright and airy space at 22333 PCH in Malibu, near the newish Caffe Luxxe, in the recently remodeled Sands Center. The app lists the name of the new restaurant as Nicolas Eatery. The Malibu Chamber of Commerce describes the upcoming eatery as “fast casual”, using “regional produce” in a “welcoming atmosphere”. A little deeper dig reveals that the new eponymous restaurant is connected to Nicolas Fanucci, who is a former general manager at the erstwhile Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills.
I recently came across plywood covering a space in the Malibu Lumber Yard announcing that something called Shelby’s Sugar Shop was moving in. As it turns out, SSS is the brainchild of Washington Prime Group Inc., and is part of an overall plan to breathe life into struggling retail shopping malls, at least according to Bloomberg. It looks like other locations are opening across America, but this will be the LA area’s first and very own.
It looks like artisanal coffee purveyor Caffe Luxxe is expanding. I just noticed their signs are up on an empty space in the freshly remodeled shopping center at 22335 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Their website also promises a new location in the Montecito Country Mart in Montecito as well.
Malibu’s ne plus ultra stylish charmer Nobu will begin serving breakfast today (Friday July 10th) according to their website and confirmed by a company spokesperson. One can only imagine what culinary magic the perpetually popular restaurant intends on bestowing on the good people of Malibu, but the brekkie blessings will be flowing only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9am to 12pm. Does this mean we’re getting closer to the highly anticipated opening of the nearby Nobu Ryokan?
With so few places to dine at the ocean’s edge in LA, one of the loveliest spots to meander through a leisurely lunch is surely the elegant Malibu Beach Inn. A source recently told me that the restaurant in the Malibu Beach Inn at 22878 Pacific Coast Highway is about to get a major overhaul. Not long ago, the Inn changed hands and the new owners are looking to upgrade, perhaps due to the fact that they may be facing stiff competition from the upcoming Nobu Ryokan just down the street. Many of the changes will be cosmetic and the ocean front patio will be enlarged. They are also (finally) adding a place to store wine. They will remain open during construction.