The all-out Aussie invasion is nearly upon us. Botanical Hospitality Group, the restaurant ownership team founded by Australians Grant Smilie and David Combes, finally has the requisite paperwork in order and will be opening up their triple-threat West Hollywood restaurant concepts in no time.
The Botanical team has already paired up with Axwell of Swedish House Mafia to bring a trio of high-flying restaurants/bars/party spaces to the corner of Melrose, after finalizing all of the necessary permits last summer. Now it looks like they're just about ready to debut, with a landing expected
at the end of February this spring.
And if that neighborhood weren’t changing enough already, there’s a fourth concept (non-Botanical Hospitality related) coming just next door to E.P. and L.P., thanks to real estate company RKF, which helped broker this wild array of deals. It’s the third outlet of Beaming (and first for WeHo), which hails from San Diego and offers ‘gourmet superfoods’ by way of juices, salads and all that healthy stuff. Look for Beaming to open doors in May.