Roca Pizza Coming To Pacific Palisades

North Swathmore Ave. in Pacific Palisades continues its move toward becoming a destination-worthy restaurant row.   More evidence: Roca Pizza is settling into the tony street at 1061 N Swathmore.  Roca Pizza is the latest project from California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Co-founder Rick Rosenfield and his wife Esther and will feature pies with long-refrigerated dough baked in imported Italian ovens.  They currently have a location in Glendale, and they are planning on a Marina Del Rey location as well at 4700 Admiralty (in Waterside Marina Del Rey).  This location is shooting for an early 2023 opening.

Shake Shack Shimmies Into MDR

As longtime resident The Counter pulled up stakes in the Waterside at Marina del Rey shopping complex, they made room for another expanding burger chain.  I’ve been hearing from excited readers who have seen the sign board heralding the news.  The Waterside website confirms that, yes indeed, Shake Shack will soon be delivering their signature “modern day roadside burger” to the good people of the Marina.

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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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