Maria’s Italian Kitchen Quietly Slips Into The South Space In Santa Monica

I’ve been watching the space that used to house now-defunct sports bar South at 3001 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica for a while now.  First, it was reported that a new farm-to-table restaurant was to take over.  Then, late last year we learned of legal problems with the previous tenants and so it has sat empty for a long time.  Now a new branch of popular SoCal restaurant chain Maria’s Italian Kitchen has quietly slipped into the space and opened last week.  However the website states that this is only a temporary pop-up to service the needs of the poor people of Brentwood while the Maria’s location there is closed for remodeling because heaven knows there is no other place to eat Italian in Brentwood…

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What’s Going On At South In Santa Monica? (Part II)

Back in November of last year, I told you about the legal problems going on at the space that used to house defunct sports bar South at 3001 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.  Earlier in 2013, it was reported that the space was to give way to a new restaurant, The Huntley Kitchen & Bar.  Well, apparently plans have fallen through.  Signs went up last week announcing that the space is once again back up for lease.  As always, I’ll keep my eye on it…

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What’s Going On At South In Santa Monica?

Recently, people have been asking me what’s going on at now-defunct sports bar South at 3001 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.  It was reported by Eater months ago that the space would be remodeled into a brand new restaurant, but nothing seems to be happening.  This may explain it… Looks like the old tenants, The Merit Dining Group is being sued for “unlawful detainer-eviction”.  How do I know?  The summons is clearly stuck in the chained front door for all the world to see, along with a notice from the City about water billing issues.  I’ll keep my eye on this one…

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