Pink Sushi Replaces Bobarrito In Santa Monica

This is a bit mysterious…  What was formerly a short-lived Bobarrito at 1321 Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica has morphed into something called Pink Sushi.  I’m not sure what’s going on here, but I’ll keep watching to see what develops.

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Paperboy Delivering Innovative Pizza To The Promenade Soon…

I’ve long reported on the redevelopment of The Gallery, at 1325 Third St. Promenade in Downtown Santa Monica.  What was formerly a fusty old collection of nondescript eateries has been transforming into a destination with some big names attached.  You already know about Dialogue, and Voltaggio STRFSH, and recently you’ve been reading about Sumo Dog and Azulé Taqueria.  And now add one more to the list.  The Promenade-facing, second floor space is the future home of Paperboy.  Paperboy appears to be the creation of Jeremy Fall (Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar), that in partnership with United Talent Agency, will deliver “a new innovative take on the classic pizza joint“.

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Sumo Dog Confirmed For The Gallery

Back in July, Eater let us know that Koreatown’s hip hot dog spot Sumo Dog was planning a move to Santa Monica, but they couldn’t confirm the location.  Now it appears that we have evidence for their new digs.  An ABC application taped to the wall of one of the interior spaces of The Gallery, at 1320 Third St. Promenade, provides the proof that Sumo Dog will indeed be landing in the same desirable location as STRFSH, Dialogue, and Sloan’s.

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Nesquik Milk Stop Fever Hits Santa Monica

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a brief and cheery pop up that has landed in the Third Street Promenade.  Celebrating 70 years of flavored milk, Nesquik Milk Stop is up and running at 1228 3rd Street.  In a bright and playful space described as an “immersive, multisensory pop-up event”, expect multiple counters of treats, Instagram worthy photo ops, interactive activities, and giveaways.   But you’d better hurry, the event ends on July 27th.

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Casa Martin Expands To The Third Street Promenade

Loteria Grill abruptly vacated its prime Downtown Santa Monica location at 1251 3rd St Promenade back in late 2016.  Since then, the space has sat vacant.  But that’s about to change.  Ocean Avenue’s humble tourist crowd pleaser Casa Martin is opening a branch at the location, at least according to a recently posted ABC application.  No business name is listed, so I’ll keep watching for more details…

 

Greek Cuisine Stop’n Café Closes In Santa Monica To Make Way For…

A sad day for old school Santa Monica aficionados…  Recently, after 30 years, Downtown Santa Monica staple Greek Cuisine Stop’n Café closed its iconic location at 1237 3rd Street Promenade.  A gracious note posted on the front door offers gratitude to the community and explains that they have, “decided to pass on this beautiful location to the next generation of entrepreneurs.”  And who might that entrepreneur be?  An ABC application on the front of the space reveals that it is none other than a familiar purveyor of diminutive burgers that is bent on world domination…  Burgerim.

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Carlo’s Bake Shop Opens In Downtown Santa Monica

And while we’re on the subject of openings…  It was back in March when I discovered that Carlo’s Bake Shop, of Cake Boss fame, was opening a branch at 1354 3rd St. Promenade in Downtown Santa Monica.  So, for all you who have been eagerly awaiting a chance to get your hands on their confectionary creations, it is my pleasure to tell you that Carlo’s Bake Shop threw open their doors on Monday.  Again, you’re welcome.

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