WEST HOLLYWOOD: Early frame work is sprouting at Connie & Ted's, a modern seafood shack replacing the Silver Spoon diner on Santa Monica Boulevard. Per the rendering, a curved roof and outdoor seating are part of the deal. An opening had been planned for early March, but Eater is dubious.
HOLLYWOOD: Rao's, the southern Italian eatery that sometimes has served as a Harlem mob hangout, announced its first LA location: on Seward Street, south of Santa Monica Boulevard. While the Harlem institution famously has 10 seats--a Vegas version is much larger--the LA outpost is getting 95.
ARTS DISTRICT: Oh, to be young and hip in the Arts District. The DTLA neighborhood is most definitely getting a Stumptown coffee shop, according to its owners, who just signed a lease in an unspecified building. OC-based Zinc Cafe & Market has also announced it's setting up shop in the AD.
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