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What's Up With this New Gourmet Market/Cafe Going into Venice?

Details are scarce on the beach-adjacent former bodega.

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

From bodega to upscale artisanal market? That sounds about right for Venice. Toddrickallen shares the ABC license for the former Henry’s Market on Dudley Avenue, which sits just steps from the beach. It’s been cleaned out since last summer at least, but now the owners are looking to change things up, without losing the sundries.

According to the Westside spotter, the working title for the space is Dudley Market, and the idea is to house both an on-site cafe and small market. How small that market will be remains to be seen, as plenty of places around town now have some takeaway or retail component attached to their foodservice side (coffee shops, places like Zinc downtown, the incoming Eataly, etc.).

As for the cafe, Toddrickallen anticipates a slim 20-seater that’s absolutely full service, but otherwise there’s not much to share. Keep an eye on 9 Dudley Avenue, Venice, because something new is coming your way. Unless you’ve already got insider details, in which case: hit the tip line or comment below.