See’s Candies Now Open In Downtown Santa Monica

Holiday pro tip… There’s one yearly tradition that many of us don’t relish:  Standing in a long line at a local See’s Candies to buy essential gifts for hosts, coworkers, out-of-town relatives, and service folks.  But this year, to ease the burden on Santa Monicans, See’s has opened a full size pop-up that practically no one know about yet.  It’s on the ground floor of Santa Monica Place, near Nordstrom, and it promises to save you a lot of time.  You’re welcome.

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


More Changes To Century City…

You already know that when it comes to the upcoming changes to the food scene at the Westfield Century City Shopping Center (and there will be many)… I got this.  So here’s the latest:  The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf that inhabits the prominent location in the erstwhile center of the mall is closing.  But a new branch will be reopening nearby.  It is taking over the old space built for the long-gone Potato Corner near the recently new See’s Candies.  It looks like the move will be complete sometime in February.  We’ll have to see what takes over the old space…



See’s Now Open In Century City

With all of the changes coming to the Century City food scene, I’m keeping a close eye on all the developments.  Back in August, I told you about the relocation of the Century City Shopping Center’s branch of beloved chocolatier See’s.  Their previous address in the mall was completely torn down to make way for the upcoming expansion.  Wasting no time whatsoever, See’s Candies is now open in its new location, near Breadbar, and just in time for Holiday shopping…


Century City Shopping Center Torn Apart; See’s Moves Locations

In what must be the final push before the new section is added, almost half of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center has now closed.  The new $800 million dollar facelift will include the addition of the upcoming Eataly that many of us have been patiently waiting for, with its “rooftop birreria bar and 360◦ panoramic city views”, according to the Westfield website.  One of the casualties of the closures was the quiet corner location of See’s Candies.  But fear not, chocoholics.  See’s is getting a brand new, more conspicuous location near Breadbar, giving Godiva, only a few feet away, a bit of competition.  Check out the vision of the sparkling new mall here.  

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