Sidecar, Sweetgreen Confirmed For Manhattan Village

If you follow this blog, then you know that I’ve been carefully watching the massive redo of Manhattan Village in Manhattan Beach.  The extensive project will add a whole new open air addition called Village Shops, greatly expanding the retail and restaurant space.  The latest restaurant news?  I now have confirmation that the wildly beloved bakery Sidecar Doughnuts is opening in the Fall of 2020, and popular purveyor of salads and bowls Sweetgreen is slated for the Winter of 2020.

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Qwench Juice Bar Coming To Culver City

A banner is up on a space in the Culver Crossroads shopping center on the corner of Washington and Sepulveda announcing that an outpost of juice expert Qwench is intent on moving in.  Let’s hope the move-in goes much more smoothly that the branch of Qwench in Westwood, which took an astonishing three years to complete.  Look for a menu of juices, smoothies, bowls, sandwiches, kombucha, tea, and coffee.

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Van Leeuwen Scooping Soon In El Segundo

Van Leeuwen, who started out in 2008 in New York as a food truck, is turning into an empire with locations on both coasts.  Paper is up the windows of the kiosk (that was previously Lil’ Simmzy’s) in the center of El Segundo’s The Point informing us that they are about to land an outpost of the popular purveyor of frozen treats.  On offer?  Artisan ice creams, vegan ice creams, sundaes, vegan chocolate chip cookies, and shakes.

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Chick-fil-A Landing In El Segundo

It looks like poultry purveyor Chick-fil-A is continuing its relentless conquest of LA.  A massive space is being cleared for the new restaurant at 740 N Sepulveda in El Segundo.  According to the Daily Breeze, the planning documents reveal that the new “single-story 4,996 square-foot restaurant will seat up to 118 people and include an outdoor patio”.  The article also reports a new Chick-fil-A location in Redondo Beach as well…

Bok Bok Chicken Landing In Culver City Soon

It looks like popular Las Vegas Mediterranean chain Bok Bok Chicken is expanding its presence in LA.  Back in June, they opened a location in Downtown LA.  And now, a banner affixed to the front of a space in the Culver Crossroads shopping center on the corner of Washington and Sepulveda is announcing the expansion.  Look for a menu of panini, pitas, and plates of shawerma, falafel, rotisserie chicken, with other Mediterranean specialties.

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