Mixt Coming To Downtown Santa Monica

You may recall the corner spot at Fourth and Santa Monica Blvd. from the nightly news after an arsonist torched the place in May of 2020.  Back then, it was the home to Sake House by Hikari which decided not to return to the location at 401 Santa Monica Blvd.  The space had been undergoing renovation since then, and now window paper lets us know the new occupant: MIXTMIXT has locations throughout California and in Scottsdale and Dallas. They offer a menu of chef-crafted salads, market plates, sandwiches, and bowls, as well as a “design your own” concept featuring “whole, honest, pure foods”.

Blue Bottle Bringing Hope To Downtown Santa Monica

The 400 block of Santa Monica Blvd. in Downtown Santa Monica was hit particularly hard during the melee a year ago.  Businesses were destroyed and the north side of the street has sat largely unoccupied since.  Long-standing sushi restaurant Sake House by Hikari was set on fire and will not be returning, as evidenced by the for lease sign in the window.  But there is a sign of hope:  Bay area third wave fave Blue Bottle Coffee will be moving into the space at 415 Santa Monica Blvd.