Mr. Chow quietly slipped out of their location at 3835 Cross Creek Rd., in the Malibu Country Mart, back in January. The space is currently gutted to make way for the new tenant. A large banner over the front is announcing that the new eatery will be none other than a branch of Montecito’s perennially popular swanky steakhouse Lucky’s. Seems like a match made in heaven.
The Park at Cross Creek development at 23401 Civic Center Dr. is certainly changing things up in Malibu. Yet another restaurant is snatching up one of the spaces. The people behind Malibu’s longtime pie fave D’Amore’s Pizza are planning on opening Cafe D’Amore in the hot property. And according to their FB page, they’re also shooting for a location in Calabasas as well.
The Park at Cross Creek development, at 23401 Civic Center Dr., is poised to really perk up the Malibu dining scene. Another new restaurant landing in the shopping center is Real Coconut. Real Coconut hails from Tulum, Mexico and offers a “plant focused” menu that is “free of gluten, grain, dairy, and refined sugar”, and is cooked only with avocado oil. Read more about this fascinating new restaurant here.
Beloved local institution Howdy’s Taqueria used to reside in the Country Mart. Apparently the owner, Howdy Kabrins, shuttered the eatery due to some personal reasons that you can read about in this article. But Howdy’s is coming back to Malibu. The new location is in the new The Park at Cross Creek development at 23401 Civic Center Dr. We wish them the best of luck.
It looks like Malibu is about to get another coffee option. Window paper is up on an erstwhile real estate agency space in the shopping center at 29575 Pacific Coast Hwy. announcing that something called Alessi Coffee Lab is intent on moving in. I don’t have much information about Alessi, nor do I have any knowledge if they are related to the famous Italian brand. But the window paper promises us all-natural, mineral-rich organic drinks.
It looks like Malibu will get its very own Whole Foods. I recently noticed the development on the corner of Cross Creek and Civic Center Way with a big sign confirming it. Not sure of an opening date. The sign says Spring 2019, but it looks like they’ve a ways to go…
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.