D1 Café Vanishes From Westwood

Considering the amount of time they spent on renovating the space, this is certainly sad news…  D1 Café has unceremoniously vacated its location at 10959 Kinross Ave. in Westwood.  I took almost a year and a half from the time I first noticed the extensive construction until their opening.  The space is now gutted.  I’ll keep watching to see what, if anything, moves into the tricky spot.

Update:  A reader let me know that a fire took out D1 in August.  Perhaps they’ll reopen…

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Pizzari Replacing 800 Degrees In Westwood

It was a sad day when revolutionary pizza purveyor 800 Degrees closed up shop in its flagship location at 10899 Lindbrook Drive in Westwood.  Now, according to window paper, a new “neighborhood pizza eatery” is moving into the spot.  According to this article in Daily Bruin, Pizzari will differentiate itself from the myriad of other Westwood pie joints by offering “organic, healthy pizza”.

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Violet Coming Soon To Westwood

 

 

It looks like the lucky students at UCLA are about to get a new eatery.   An ABC application taped to the front of the space that used to be the home of Saks Teriyaki at 1121 S Glendon Ave in Westwood let’s us know that a new restaurant, Violet, is moving in.  Not sure of an opening date, or much else for that matter including whether or not it is related to previous restaurants bearing the same name, but I’ll keep watching…

Update:  Eater got the skinny of Violet.  Read the details here.

Broxton’s Westwood Grand Opening Date…

Last year, I told you that the name of the new brewpub taking over the cavernous and iconic Yamato space, at 1099 Westwood Blvd., was going to be Broxton.  Since then, a great many of you have been checking for updates and asking me for an opening date.  And now we have one:  A notice taped to the front door lets us know that Broxton is shooting for a grand opening on October 7th.  Check out Eater’s recent article for peek inside.  You’re welcome.Broxton.jpg

 

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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Pieology Pizzeria Disappears From Westwood

Could this indicate a slowdown in the build-your-own pizza trend?  On a tip from a reader (Thanks Joey!), I went to check out what was going on at Pieology Pizzeria at 920 Broxton Ave.in Westwood Village.  As it turns out, it has closed down.  A note taped to the front door confirms it.  I’m a bit surprised by this.  Even in pizza saturated Westwood, it’s hard to comprehend why ever-popular Pieology, of all places, would pull up stakes.  I’ll keep watching to see what may develop…