Changes At Manhattan Village …

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…ManhattenVillage.jpg

 

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Samosa House Takes Over The Counter Space In El Segundo

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.

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Sesame Moe’s Throws In The Towel In Manhattan Beach

The dramatic renovation of the Manhattan Village on the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach has a new casualty.  Self described “true mediterranean” restaurant Sesame Moe’s has pulled up stakes.  Not sure what happened, but you can read their goodbye message here. 

 

Doma Kitchen Moves From Manhattan Beach To Marina Del Rey

Recently I told you about the move of Johnny Memphis’ Smokehouse from its location in the Manhattan Village Shopping Center to Downtown El Segundo.  A reader was quick to let me know that the move was necessary to make room for the upcoming expansion of the mall.  One other casualty was the popular Eastern European restaurant Doma Kitchen (the name means “home” in Slavic), that sat just to the right of Johnny Memphis’.  But the plucky little eatery isn’t done yet…  They have indeed pulled up stakes in Manhattan Beach, but they’ve landed in a brand new location.  Doma Kitchen is now open in Marina del Rey in the Villa Marina Marketplace at 4325 Glencoe Ave. #8.

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Goodbye Tomu Fish Sushi, Hello New Brazilian In MB…

I’ve just noticed that local fave take-out sushi joint Tomu Fish (formerly Kamiyama Sushi) has vacated its space across from the Manhattan Village Mall at 3001 North Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach.  And the space has already found a new tenant.  Not sure what the name will be, but according to the banner out front we can expect a new Brazilian restaurant soon…

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Toscana Cafe Now Open In Manhattan Village

And while we’re on the subject of the Manhattan Village Shopping Center on the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach, a new hole-in-the-wall, Toscana  Café has recently opened inside the mall.  With a menu of sandwiches, salads, bakery treats, and ice cream, the diminutive café is an offshoot of popular, nearby Toscana Deli, which you can read more about here.

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