So remember way back when Local 1205, the Venice restaurant serving everything from oysters to fresh-pressed juice, went up for sale? Well, rumors at the time tied April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman to the Abbot Kinney location, but now everyone knows they’re headed to Hollywood instead. So what’s become of the long-quiet location, which had a price tag placed at just under $1 million? Apparently it’s turning into a West Coast outpost of Butcher’s Daughter.
For those unfamiliar, The Butcher’s Daughter is, despite its meaty name, a New York City organic eatery and marketplace that leans almost entirely vegan. An all-day menu features light lunches and heftier dinner options like a raw pesto linguine or black bean burger, wish sweets and, yes, pressed juices to boot.
It seems New Yorkers can’t get enough of the Venice vibes now that Abbot Kinney is priced just about as competitively as Manhattan. The original Kenmare Street location of New York’s The Butcher’s Daughter actually feels a lot like something you’d see near the beach in LA anyway, with its reclaimed look and painted brick walls, so the expansion makes a certain amount of aesthetic sense at least. Add in the popularity of other vegan options nearby and the decision becomes an easy one — even if there already is a Kreation Kafe & Juicery across the street.
No word on the opening for The Butcher’s Daughter, but a pending beer and wine license is already in place and tipsters say that construction is heavily underway.
The Butcher’s Daughter Venice
1205 Abbot Kinney