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Standing’s Butchery Expands to Venice With Plans for Burgers and Breakfast By Salt’s Cure

The mega-popular Melrose butcher shop is opening a dual space on Main Street, with room for some of LA’s best breakfast and lots of juicy burgers — plus wine, cheese, and meat

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.

Despite a terrible year for so many, Los Angeles butcher shop and occasional burger pop-up location Standing’s Butchery has managed to keep its head above water, and now even has plans to shore up a second location further west, in Venice. Owner Jered Standing tells Eater that Standing’s Butchery will open a sister shop at 202 Main Street, occupying the ground floor retail space of a redone building at the edge of Santa Monica. The move will not only bring the signature Standing’s butcher case to the Westside, it also means the return of Burgers by Standing’s — and more.

Per Standing, the new setup will first and foremost act as a second butcher shop, owing to the increased demand for his services as a result of all home cooking going on in the past year. The space, which is split into two sections, does offer a large shared kitchen, meaning his popular burger pop-up Burgers by Standing’s will now have a permanent home to operate from adjacent to the butchery — and all without worrying about running afoul of the law anymore.

What’s more, Standing says that he’ll be joined in the space by none other than the Salt’s Cure team, who plan to turn out griddle cakes and breakfast fare during daylight hours, before they all turn the switch to burgers and beer and wine for the rest of the day. The licensing will allow the Standing’s Butchery side to sell alcohol as well, and the increased footprint means a push into charcuterie and cheese, too.

With the lease now signed, Standing says the shop should come online by fall. The retail side will keep hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., selling sausages and steaks and the rest, while the restaurant side will work from breakfast through burger-focused dinner, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or later, seven days a week.