Mercado Bringing Contemporary Mexican To Manhattan Village Soon…

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.

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Urban Plates Dishing Soon In Manhattan Beach

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.

 

 

CPK Gets A New Home In Manhattan Village

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.

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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

 

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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