Downtown Culver City is readying itself for another new tenant, this time in the former L’Epicerie Market space on the corner of Culver and Duquesne, which shuttered in 2013. While restaurateur Thierry Perez (Fraiche) couldn’t make the window-wrapped location work, a power team of local names is hoping to breathe in a bit of new life.
The sunny concept slated for the space is called Picnic LA, and it’s helmed by Brad Zions (an early investor in the ever-growing Lemonade brand), as well as Noah Ellis (Top Round, Red Medicine) and Eliot Silver. The trio has plenty of combined background in the fast casual world, so it shouldn’t be a problem to execute their simple produce-driven vision.
Styling themselves as an easygoing option for area lunchers and anyone looking for quick takeaway service, Picnic LA plans to skew healthy and vegetarian-friendly while offering a rotating assortment of simple grilled and rotisserie’d meats as well. There will also be a small retail component selling wines and other artisanal products, which is a growing trend currently seen at places like Stir Market (to be fair, places like Joan’s on Third have been doing the same thing for years).
Look for Picnic LA to land with all day hours sometime in late May or early June.
9900 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA