Business

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Haggen replaces Albertsons on Lincoln Boulevard

It's Auf Wiedersehen Albertsons and hello Haggen on Lincoln Boulevard. Albertsons closed at 6 p.m. April 23 and Haggen officially opens April 25. The store has new branding, new products and will continue to evolve in the coming weeks. Grocery giants Safeway and Albertsons announced plans to merge last year. As part of the regulatory... Read more →

Business

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Starbucks opening 21st location in Santa Monica

Soon, Santa Monica will have more Starbucks than post offices (three), fire stations (five), libraries (five), and City Council members (seven) combined. The 21st Starbucks coffee in Santa Monica is slated to replace a Kentucky Fried Chicken on Pico Boulevard at Stewart Street, according to documents filed with the Architecture Review... Read more →

Development

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ArcLight files plans for second Santa Monica theater

Construction of an ArcLight movie theater on the third level of the Santa Monica Place mall is underway but plans for a second theater, with 14 screens and about 2,400 seats, to replace Parking Structure 3 on Fourth Street, were filed with City Hall earlier this month. City Council voted last year to enter negotiations with ArcLight over... Read more →

Business

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Santa Monica brewery comes out swingin’

Around this time last spring, the thought entered Scott Francis’ mind while he was watching a baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Santa Monica Brew Works hadn’t sold any beer — it hadn’t even opened its doors or begun brewing — but the thought was too perfect for Francis to keep to himself. “I turned to the guy I was with and... Read more →

Development

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203K-square-foot office planned at former Hines site

New plans for the site of arguably the most controversial Santa Monica development in recent years include reoccupation and an addition, totaling 203,816 square feet of office space, according to documents filed with City Hall earlier this month. Hines, the Texas-based developer whose larger project included nearly 375,000 square feet of... Read more →

Non Profits

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Meals on Wheels West growing to meet increased need

A few weeks ago, national Meals on Wheels president Ellie Hollander said, a volunteer in Texas delivered food to a senior citizen on a Friday, then returned the following Monday to find the client lying helplessly on the floor with a fractured hip, unable to get up. “Unfortunately, this is not uncommon,” said Hollander, who spoke... Read more →

Development

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Privately run arts center favored at Civic site

Throwing around ideas for what the Civic Auditorium complex should feature was easy. Channeling those ideas through spatial and financial constraints was decidedly less so. Of the 1,698 people who attended the recent Civic Working Group seminar or used online software to grapple with the future of the dormant building and its surroundings,... Read more →

Development

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Holdout residents at Village Trailer Park dwindling

Evictions have begun at Village Trailer Park and after years of disputes between residents, developers and the city, it appears only one embattled resident remains on site. Two residents were evicted from a unit earlier last month, said Jack Waddington, another holdout who said he's ready to settle with developer Millenium Santa Monica... Read more →