Sip Rebrands As Junbi In Westwood Village

About two years ago, Sip Matcha, Boba & Tea opened at  10967 Weyburn Ave. in Westwood.  Recently, they closed for renovations.  They have reopened as Junbi Matcha & Tea.  The management, ownership, and menu haven’t changed, so why the new name?  Apparently, because of Sip‘s popularity, they have been receiving “expansion requests” from international and domestic cities.  They were unable to trademark Sip, and were therefore forced to rebrand as Junbi, which means “preparation” in Japanese.

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Northern Cafe Continues Its Conquest Of Westwood

Asian food specialist Northern Café has quietly been leading the recent tenuous revival of Westwood Village.  In 2016 they opened a dumpling restaurant on Gayley, followed by a noodle joint on Weyburn earlier this year.  Now a banner is up on the space at 1061 Broxton, former location of SpireWorks, announcing their intention to open a Chinese hot pot restaurant.  We wish them the best of luck…

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