About a year ago, I told you about OC’s fave natural/organic grocer and eatery Mother’s Market & Kitchen taking over the old Fresh & Easy location at 1700 Rosecrans Ave. in Manhattan Beach as part of a greater push into LA County. After an extensive remodel of the space, it appears they are poised to open. As per the banner hanging on the side of the building, Mother’s Market & Kitchen will officially throw open their doors on March 16th.
As you may know, Manhattan Village is currently getting tarted up with a $180 million redo. Flashy new shops and restaurants are promised. One of the first out of the gate is a brand new branch of Jesse Gomez’/Jose Acevedo’s ever-popular contemporary Mexican powerhouse Mercado, moving into the old Brickworks space at the front of the mall. It looks like they’re shooting for a Summer 2019 opening.
If you read this blog, you probably know that Manhattan Village, the upscale shopping center on the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach, is getting tarted up with a major redo. I’ve been watching carefully to see what the new dining scene will look like. The latest news? It appears that the space that used to be the home of Sesame Moe’s will soon be a branch of San Diego-based Urban Plates. It looks like they’re shooting for a Spring Opening.
If you read this blog, then you know that I’ve been tracking the progress as Manhattan Village, on the corner of Sepulveda and Rosecrans, undergoes its massive overhaul. Here’s the latest: California Pizza Kitchen is getting a flashy new home across from the branch of US Bank. Check out more details on the mall’s transformation here.
I recently noticed an ABC application announcing that Orange County’s natural/organic powerhouse Mother’s Market & Kitchen is taking over the old Fresh & Easy space at 1700 Rosecrans Ave. in Manhattan Beach. Apparently, this is part of a greater push into LA County that has also resulted in the recent opening of a branch in Signal Hill. Expect a “wide selection for specialized diets, top quality local and organic produce, [and] the county’s largest selection of supplements”, as well as a “beer and wine eating place”.
Update: Mother’s opens on March 16th.
I’ve been keeping a close eye on Manhattan Village, the shopping mall on the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach. With stiff competition from many new shopping and multi-use complexes next door in El Segundo, Manhattan Village is currently getting a much-needed redo. Here’s the latest progress: A new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is under construction in a brand new part of the mall at the farthest southern point on the property, and just to the right is the new See’s Candies. Check out an artist’s rendering of the flashy new mall here, and in the mean time, I’ll keep watching as details emerge…
Is competition in the food scene getting too stiff in the El Segundo area? New multi-use complexes are popping up right and left. There’s the developing Elevon project, Apollo Landing, and Manhattan Village is getting a much-needed redo. But there are signs that things are wearing thin. Many empty spaces still sit in the newish The Point. And older shopping centers are beginning to bleed tenants. Plaza El Segundo has had a number of vacant storefronts for a while. Recently, customized burger joint The Counter pulled up stakes there. Courageous expanding Indian restaurant chain Samosa House has settled in and is giving it a go, making this their fifth location. We wish them the best of luck.