Is Eat Well’s plan to pivot into a ramen shop called Slurp not happening after all? Formerly, the West Hollywood restaurant’s next move seemed involve — as told via an ABC license — lots of Japanese noodles, plus beer and wine, but since those early rumblings things have been quiet.
In fact, Eat Well is still up and running as-is, serving customers daily. But now comes a new paper trail that leads not to Slurp, but a bunch of real estate folks. Lucid West Realty is a brokerage firm around town, and an LLC they’ve created (Lucid West Entertainment Group) would seem to highlight their move into the nightlife/restaurant space.
There’s even a name attached to the new beer and wine permit for the address — California Biscuit Company — which, if not directly attached to the Downtown Biscuit Company Lofts people, would make the West Hollywood version essentially impossible to Google. So what’s actually coming in here? A morning mimosa spot with a former Pine State Biscuits baker attached (just a guess)? A trendy late night hotspot filled with faux-industrial mixers and harsh lighting? Some big ol’ lofts with ground floor drinkin’ in one of those chic modern bars that places like Seattle love? Apparently — just like the French Market Place nearby — no one’s quite sure what they’re doing yet.