The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Closes In Westwood

This doesn’t happen very often…  It appears that the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has closed its popular free-standing location at 1500 Westwood Blvd.  I’m not sure what happened, but there is construction going on at the location.  We’ll have to wait and see…

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Headline’s Diner Replacing Lollicup In Westwood

If you’ve been reading this blog, you’re aware of the recent mass exodus of restaurants from Westwood.  But the news isn’t all doom and gloom…  One plucky eatery appears to be doing just fine.  A banner above the recently deceased Lollicup at 1131 Westwood Blvd. is announcing that longtime Westwood fixture Headline’s Diner is moving into the front and center location.

Tanino Finished In Westwood…

Well this came as a bit of shock, but longstanding red sauce joint Tanino Ristorante Bar appears to be finished at 1043 Westwood Blvd.  Tanino anchored the mercurial Westwood food scene for 20 years, but sadly paper is now covering the windows.  I’m not sure what happened, but I’ll keep watching to see what develops…

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Brewin’ Coffee Coming Soon To Westwood

On a tip from a reader, I went to check out what was going on at 1145 Westwood Blvd. in Westwood Village, site of the erstwhile Panera Bread.  Window decals and a large banner let us know that something called Brewin’ Coffee is on the way. (Brewin’/Bruin, get it?)  I can’t seem to locate too much on Brewin’, so if you have more information, let me know…

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Bloomfield Creamery Expands To Westwood

It appears that Pasadena’s popular frozen treat shop Bloomfield Creamery is expanding west.  A small sign in the window promises their arrival to the former nail salon space at 1427 Westwood Blvd. (Although a large “coming soon” banner was recently removed).  Not sure of an opening date, but it looks like we can expect “artisanal ice cream, edible cookie dough, and frozen yogurt” soon…

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Panda Express Set To Land On Westwood Blvd.

Thanks to a tip from a reader, I went to check out the construction that was underway at 2011 Westwood Blvd. (corner of La Grange) that was the site of a long-defunct Radio Shack.  Turns out, the new restaurant will be the future home of a branch of mega-chain Panda Express.  If you’ve only recently just landed from Mars and have no idea what a Panda Express is, you can check out their menu or find one of their other gazillion locations here.

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