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.