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The owners of Laurel Hardware and Ysabel, Vella Group and Barney’s Beanery have joined forces to develop a mixed-use apartment, hotel and retail project at the site of Barney’s Beanery at 8447 Santa Monica Boulevard. Design of the project is being handled by MAD Architects, also currently designing the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The mixed-use project will have a similar futuristic look with curvilinear elements, water features and expansive views. The current proposal includes an 88-room hotel, 45 apartment units and three restaurants including Barney’s Beanery, and will retain the original Barney’s facade. There will also be an 80-seat music venue, retail shops, as well as an underground recording studio and five levels of subterranean parking. A public plaza connecting to Veteran’s Park will be located at Olive and Santa Monica Boulevard. The project was recently presented at a neighborhood meeting prior to an official submission to the City of West Hollywood and a formal approval process by the Planning Commission.

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It looks like the Beverly Center is getting a modern version of a classic diner. What began as a Jeremy Fall’s takeout burger joint in Chinatown, will now be developed into a full service diner with a variety of classic favorites as well as Fall’s popular burgers. Easy’s will be located on the sixth floor near Bloomingdale’s and will be the only sit-down venue in the mall, until of course Michael Mina opens his highly anticipated food court on the top floor. The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with a full drink menu. There will also be a takeaway counter for coffee and breakfast items.

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Living in one of our city’s most walkable neighborhoods, the rapid proliferation of app-based dockless bikes and scooters is hard to ignore. In response to local concern, the Los Angeles City Council plans to implement regulations limiting the number of vehicles allowed on city streets and sidewalks. Los Angeles follows on the heels of Santa Monica’s recently enacted 16-month pilot program allowing three providers to operate up to 1,500 devices. Bird, the most popular dockless scooter startup (recently valued at $1 billion), faced criminal charges in Santa Monica for operating without permits and

agreed to a six-figure settlement along with a public safety education campaign. Preliminary regulations for Los Angeles provide for a cap of 3,000 vehicles with incentives to serve low-income communities. The scooters are easy to use and cost only about $1 per ride plus fifteen cents per minute. The challenge is to find a balance between encouraging a new means of transportation while ensuring pedestrian and rider safety

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My latest neighborhood addiction is Blow Me Away, an organic hair salon and head spa. Owned by a local Beverly Grove resident, the beautiful venue offers a full array of hair salon and spa services and specializes in Japanese scalp massage and revitalization. I immensely enjoyed the botanical deep scalp spa treatment and found myself more relaxed than after a full body massage. I topped it off with an organic tea and professional blowout and left looking and feeling happy and refreshed. The salon is located at Third Street and Harper, just behind Toast. For more info visit blowmeawayla.com.

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After many long months of anticipation, the opening of Uncle Paulie’s deli on Beverly Boulevard has finally arrived. If you like an old school, East Coast Italian-American deli, you will not want to miss this place. Just west of Kings Road Cafe, the venue offers a small but quality menu of Italian hero sandwiches served hot or cold, imported cold cuts sold by the pound, house-made mozzarella and side salads. Perhaps most memorable is the delicious bread made perfectly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. There is counter seating inside and a few outdoor tables. For more information visit unclepauliesdeli.com.

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Developer Genton Property Group recently began construction on its 12-story, 59 unit luxury condo project known as the Four Seasons Private Residences located at 9000 West Third Street. The complex consists of three wings, including two low-rise sections on Wetherly and Almont Drive offering townhouse-style units. The building will be crowned by a 12,000 square foot, $50 million penthouse spanning the entire top floor and including its own pool, garden and six-car garage. Entry level pricing will begin at approximately $2.5 million for units around 2,500 square feet and will increase to about $20 million for 5,000 square foot units. Inspired by Richard Neutra’s California Modern aesthetic with interior design provided by Martyn Law...

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While many of us miss our old standby, Jerry's Deli at Sherbourne and Beverly, Valley restaurant Granville has taken its place to serve as the cafe’s West Hollywood location. Taking a mindful approach to cooking by using hormone-free, antibiotic-free and organic ingredients, the casual yet quality eatery offers an extensive menu with something for everyone. Favorites include uptown mac & cheese, signature salads, sandwiches and burgers, as well as a poke bowl and paleo plate. The freshly remodeled 300-seat venue offers multiple outdoor spaces and a full bar for social gatherings. For more info visit Granvillecafe.com.

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The unveiling of the long overdue $500-million Beverly Center remodel has been keeping us all in suspense. An important component of the new and improved retail center is the Street, a food court on the shopping mall’s top floor curated by James Beard Award winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Michael Mina. Heading the renovation, international Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas is staying true to his vision of a light and airy space as revealed by new photos of the remodel. The food hall is centered around a 52 foot waterfall-style glass ceiling flooding the venue with natural light and offering sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and Downtown. Expansive skylights are also being installed near Bloomingdale’s, ...

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