Happy Monday and welcome to Plywood Report, your ongoing chronicle of the next generation of restaurants and bars to hit LA. Spot some fresh ply on your block? Please do share.
1) Venice: Yo! Venice! reports that the discount furniture store at Abbot Kinney and South Venice has plans to relocate and will be superseded by a wine bar at the end of this month. [Yo! Venice!]
2) Beverly Hills: Downtown's fast casual Indian concept, Saffron, is in expansion mode. The cafe, "Imagine Chipotle – only with Indian food," is actually seeking an Assistant Manager for its new Beverly Hills outpost. [Craigslist]
3) Temecula: The Lazy Dog Cafe chain is also in expansion mode. Next up, the eatery will open at the Promenade in Temecula. [EaterWire]
4) Mid-City: Moving into the old Mira'le space comes a new pie shop called simplethings. Think savory and sweet pies along with salads and sandwiches. [EaterWire]
[Photo: Yo! Venice!]