Ice cream weather, always
It’s still ice cream weather in Los Angeles, which means the city’s influx of new scoop shops is continuing unabated. Next up is Smitten Ice Cream, the San Francisco export with a current location (that just turned two years young) down in El Segundo, expanding into the Westfield Century City mall.
It’s no surprise that the recently remodeled shopping center would add some ice cream given the slew of new restaurant projects on target for the place. Smitten is also keen to expand its Los Angeles footprint as it still seeks to get to work on its Silver Lake location in time for a summer 2018 opening.
Hawthorne on the rise
Curbed is looking into Hawthorne quite a bit these days, thanks to SpaceX and the incoming Los Angeles Rams stadium. All the nearby work means the area’s real estate prices are on the rise too, particularly in its industrial stretches. That neighborhood is currently home to places like LA Ale Works, with more beer and food expected in 2018.
Coco Fresh for more
Coco Fresh tea and juice shop has expanded yet again, this time to 3470 W. 6th St. in Koreatown. The space soft opened last Friday.
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The Juice is no more
In a letter to customers, Juice Served Here CEO Alex Matthews acknowledged that the company has shut down, effective immediately. While the letter doesn’t give all the reasons for the surprise shutter, it’s still a pretty interesting read overall.
A new Kansas City-style barbecue situation is coming to Santa Ana soon, as Ember BBQ opens at Native Son Alehouse (305 E. 4th St.) on January 4. Expect the usual slew of pork-heavy menu items, including burnt ends.
The right dinner
Baran’s 2239 in Hermosa Beach is set to donate a cool 15% of all dinner proceeds the nights of December 19 and 20 to the American Red Cross in support of those affected by the Thomas Fire (now having burned almost 250,000 acres across Ventura and Santa Barbara). All anyone who wants to help has to do is go eat.
Really rocky start
The opening of new Instagram-friendly sweets show Candytopia was delayed over the weekend, and plenty of folks appear to be pretty furious. The company’s Instagram is getting bombarded with negative posts after announcing they would not be able to show off the space starting last Friday. If all goes well, the Candytopia party should be back on today.
If you have tickets to Candytopia in the next 4 days, we have some important news. We are disappointed to announce that tomorrow's opening of Candytopia (Dec 15) will unfortunately be delayed due to last minute obstacles that we are tirelessly working with the City of Los Angeles to resolve. We fully expect to have an update on our new opening date as soon as Monday, December 18. We will continue to release information as it becomes available and we sincerely apologize for this delay. For ticket holders who are impacted, we will happily either refund your ticket (please email email@example.com) or we will honor your ticket for a future date with an additional complimentary ticket so you can bring a friend (please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reschedule). We are so excited to meet you and share our sweet experience. We promise it will be worth the wait! If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email us. We truly appreciate your patience. Sweetest wishes, The Candy Gang