Sweetgreen Coming To Montana Ave?

If you follow this blog regularly, then you know how much I love to uncover stories from scraps of evidence.  But I have to give credit where credit is due…  I’ve been watching the new construction on the north side of Montana Ave. in Santa Monica, between 15th and 16th streets where an old parking lot used to sit, but I couldn’t uncover any concrete proposals for the site.  Then I heard from reader Patricia, who had caught wind of a rumor that the space was being converted into a branch of the popular purveyor of salads and bowls, Sweetgreen, which I couldn’t verify.  So Patricia went to work.  On an easily overlooked document for another Montana rental, she spotted Sweetgreen listed at that location, appearing to confirm the rumor.  (Don’t ask me how she found it, but it’s definitely there on page 6).  So while I still can’t prove it, Sweetgreen looks likely headed for Montana Ave.  The real story here is that detective work.  Brava Patricia!

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Sweetgreen Expands Into MDR

It looks like expanding “simple, seasonal, healthy” chain Sweetgreen is bringing its community building message to the grateful people of Marina Del Rey.  Plywood is up around a space in the Waterside shopping center at 4700 Admiralty announcing the good news.  Not sure when they’ll open, but I’ll keep watching…

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Simply Salad Opens In Brentwood

It was only just back in August when I noticed that something was taking over the erstwhile Chang’s space at 11726 San Vicente Blvd.  Wasting no time whatsoever, Simply Salad is now open and dispensing kale to the good people of Brentwood.  They may get some competition from the upcoming Sweetgreen just a few blocks up the road…

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