I’ve long known that something was taking over the old star-crossed Fraiche space at 312 Wilshire Blvd. in Downtown Santa Monica. But for whatever reason, it has taken a ridiculously long time. Well, construction has finally begun, and an ABC application posted high above the door indicates that a branch of Panini Café will soon occupy the troubled address.
Back in January, I told you about the notices in the window announcing the development of the vacant star-crossed Fraiche space at 312 Wilshire Blvd. into an outpost of iPad-friendly, customizable restaurant chain Stacked: Food Well Built. Well, it appears that things may have changed… The Stacked announcements and permits have all been taken down and the “For Lease” signs are once again prominent. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Last year, the space became available after plans for a mysterious Chinese restaurant fell through. Could it be bad feng shui?
After a rocky stint courting a dubious Chinese restaurant last year, the vacant Fraiche space at 312 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica has found a new tenant. With four locations already across SoCal, Stacked: Food Well Built is developing the site. Stacked is an innovative casual restaurant that allows you to customize the ingredients for your burger, salad, pizza, or mac and cheese on iPads. No word on an opening date yet, but until then, you can read more here.