The Juicy Bird Flies The Coop In Century City

With all of the upcoming changes to the notoriously capricious food scene of the new Westfield Century Shopping Center currently under construction, I’ve been watching the extant restaurants very closely.  Even with the promise of the new and glam 2.0 version of the popular shopping and dining destination, expected some time next year, the mall is still bleeding eateries.  Recently, Seiki-Shi Sushi bit the dust.  And now it looks like longtime food court poultry purveyor The Juicy Bird has vacated their space.  I’ll continue to keep watching the changes…



Century City Shopping Center’s New Restaurants

Last week, I told you about Santa Monica’s Vanilla Bake Shop going into the ground floor of Westfield’s Century City Shopping Center.  With a flurry of activity, at least four other restaurants are currently under construction and are slated to open sometime this year.  BJ’s Brewhouse( has (extremely slowly) been moving into the old French 75 space at the back of the mall and is now hiring.  I hope they have better luck than every other incarnation to use this space.  On the ground floor near Rocksugar, look for a summer opening for the “build-your-own-burger” chain The Counter (  Finally, upstairs in the food court plywood signs are hiding construction on two new restaurants.  You can probably guess what’s on the menu at the graphically named The Juicy Bird going into the old Tacone space, and right around the corner work is underway on a branch of the chain Charley’s Grilled Subs (  Both are slated to open July 1st.