VENICE: The new mixed-use development at Rose and Fifth (pictured) could be getting up to six new restaurants fronting Rose, helping turn the street--maybe, possibly--into the new Abbot Kinney. Check out what's been leased so far.
DOWNTOWN: UMAMIcatessen, the new nexus of all that is Umami Burger, is almost built out on Broadway. Aside from high ceilings and a 170-seat dining hall, the giant venue boasts five kitchens and a deli/bar.
SANTA MONICA/ARTS DISTRICT: Geez, LA is becoming quite the coffee town. Caffeine is more imperative when you actually work, right Portlanders? (Burn!) Anyway, The Refinery is now open on Santa Monica Blvd. in SaMo at the former EarthBar space, while the hotly-anticipated Handsome Coffee Roasters was scheduled to open this week in the Arts District.
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