It’s Bobatime Now Open In Westwood

It wasn’t that long ago that I told you about the sudden demise of Boba Loca in boba-laden Westwood.  Wasting no time whatsoever, a new contender has arrived to the humble space at 10946 Weyburn Ave.   It’s Bobatime is now up and slinging neon multicolored teas to the thirsty students of UCLA.

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Panera Bread Closes In Westwood

On a tip from a reader (Thanks Steve), I went by to check out what was going on at Westwood’s branch of sandwich chain Panera Bread.  A large space available sign on the front confirms that they have indeed vacated the location at 1145 Westwood Blvd.  Not sure what happened, although I can’t help but wonder if stiff competition from their ever popular neighbor Ike’s had something to do with it.  I’ll keep watching to see what may develop…

 

 

Northern Café Now Dishing Dumplings In Brentwood

Well that didn’t take long…  It was only about two weeks ago when I deciphered that fishy eatery Big Catch had quit the space at 12009 Wilshire Blvd. in Brentwood.  Wasting no time, dumpling specialist Northern Café has settled right in and is now open for business.  Billing itself as “authentic Chinese Cuisine”, this is another branch of the original Westwood location that Eater once called a “standout”.

Sepi’s Expands In Westwood

I recently noticed that the retail space at 1009 Broxton Ave., that formerly housed women’s clothing boutique Kinsley, is being outfitted to accommodate a new restaurant.  An ABC application posted in the window doesn’t indicate a business name, but the applicant is listed as Dunedin Company LLC.  A quick search online reveals that Dunedin is the parent company of Westwood’s longtime submarine shop Sepi’s.  Since there is no business name offered, this new eatery may be a divergence from suds and subs, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

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