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Whole Foods to open fourth store in Santa Monica

Santa Monica will be home to four Whole Foods stores by the end of next year. The company has announced several new stores as part of their "value-oriented 365 by Whole Foods Market brand" and the Santa Monica location will be part of a nationwide-rollout including stores in Silver Lake, Washington, Texas and Oregon. According to Whole... Read more →

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Business Profile: Mark Verge

Mark Verge wants you to eat well and live well. As the founder of Westside Rentals, he has helped thousands of residents find a place to live and as a partner in four local restaurants (O.P. Caf√©, Ox & Son, Ashland Hill and Arts Table) his crew has fed a significant portion of Santa Monicans. He graduated from St. Monica's High... Read more →

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Fire causes closure of Tar & Roses

A popular Santa Monica restaurant has closed temporarily following a fire that was caused by heat from its wood-burning oven, fire officials said. Crews responded to Tar & Roses, located at 602 Santa Monica Blvd., at about 4 p.m. Wednesday to extinguish a fire that broke out in the space above the restaurant. Heat from the flue got... Read more →

Development

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4th/Arizona project to head to Planning Commission

Editor's note: A previous iteration of this article incorrectly stated the number of parking spaces had substantially increased. The most recent iteration of a proposed 148-foot-tall development planned for a plot of public land at Fourth Street and Arizona Avenue has more office space but fewer hotel rooms and housing units than the... Read more →

Development

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Hot Dog on a Stick to close for remodel

OCEAN FRONT WALK ‚Äî The original Hot Dog on a Stick is scheduled to close later this year for a remodel, according to Kathleen Shaffer, the company‚Äôs spokesperson. The stand would likely close for about two months starting in November or December. The company hopes to make its flagship shack larger and compliant with the Americans... Read more →

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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... Read more →

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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 →