ARTsea Bringing Music, Food, Art To MDR This Weekend…

This weekend, May 18 and 19, ARTsea returns to Mother’s Beach (4101 Admiralty Way) in Marina del Rey.  Expect a varied itinerary of art, dance, music, beer and wine, and food, with 16 food trucks scheduled including Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Baby’s Badass Burgers, and Blast Ice Cream.  “Marina del Rey’s party on the beach” is free and runs from 11am to 10pm Saturday and 11am to 6pm Sunday.  Read more, including where to park and/or catch a shuttle, here.

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Stark’s Opening Date Is…

When you write a blog, you have to be prepared to face your fair share of criticism.  But I was completely unprepared for the amount of emotion hurled my way when I posted about the signage of the Jerry’s Deli redo at 13181 Mindanao Way in Marina del Rey.  It seems that people were VERY eager to learn more about the prominent location and in particular the opening date, information I simply didn’t have.  But thanks to a reader (Thanks AM!) who spotted a notice taped to the front door, I can now report that Stark’s will be open for lunch and dinner and “coffee, house-made pastries and grab & gos” on May 21.  You’re welcome.

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Shake Shack Shimmies Into MDR

As longtime resident The Counter pulled up stakes in the Waterside at Marina del Rey shopping complex, they made room for another expanding burger chain.  I’ve been hearing from excited readers who have seen the sign board heralding the news.  The Waterside website confirms that, yes indeed, Shake Shack will soon be delivering their signature “modern day roadside burger” to the good people of the Marina.

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Trader Joe’s Lands In MDR

Everyone’s fave grocery store Trader Joe’s is expanding its footprint on the Westside.  I’ve been watching all the new construction along Admiralty in Marina del Rey to see what may develop.  A large notice attached to the fence around the new building on the corner of Admiralty and Mindanao Way lets us know that this will soon be a branch of TJ’s.  Don’t forget that there’s a brand new one going up on Wilshire and 23rd in Santa Monica as well.  The Beach Communities will be spoiled for choice…

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Stark’s Is The New Jerry’s In MDR

Back in October of 2017, Jerry’s Deli closed down their massive operation in Marina Del Rey for an overhaul.  At the time, Eater reported that they would not open under the same name.  Well, after an extensive redo of the commodious space and grounds, a new name has appeared on the corner sign of Mindanao and Marina Expressway.  Probably derived from the company CEO’s family name of Starkman, it appears the new name will be Stark’s.  We wish them the best of luck.

Update:  Stark’s will open on May 21.

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Burgerim Now Dishing Diminutive Burgers In MDR

Back in October of last year, I told you about the imminent arrival of Burgerim to the space at 4020C Lincoln Blvd. in Marina Del Rey.  They recently have thrown open their doors for business.  On the menu?  Their proprietary brand of customized 2.8 oz. mini burgers, with a choice of “3 buns, 6 sauces, 11 patties, and 9 unconventional toppings”, that are sold in quantities.  The opening of this branch is one more step in the ambitious Israeli chain’s inexorable march toward world domination.