One of our roving correspondents recently went on a walk from our neighborhood north into Hollywood, and took photos of some of the changes happening along the La Brea corridor.
First, we can report that the restaurant space in the West Hollywood Gateway complex (at La Brea and Santa Monica Boulevard) that formerly housed Zeke’s BBQ will become a Mendocino Farms sandwich shop.
We don’t know much about Mendocino Farms, but according to their web site, they already have three locations, in Marina del Rey and downtown Los Angeles, and they appear to be in expansion mode. They specialize in fancy, healthy sandwiches. Or, as they say, “Sophisticated wine country inspired ingredients composed with a fine dining approach to flavor pairing make Mendocino Farms the premier eco-artisan sandwich concept.”
Everyone is an artisan these days, don’t you find?
Further north, the Jons supermarket at the corner of La Brea and Fountain shut down for good a couple months ago. Plans call for a mixed use complex with apartments and street-level retail, from the Monarch Group real estate company. (Curbed LA has more info and a mock-up.) It looks like the site is currently being prepared for demolition of the old supermarket building:
Finally, the long-delayed residential complex at the corner of La Brea and Hollywood Boulevard appears to be just about finished. Originally this was going to be a condo complex called Madrone. But the developer went bankrupt during the recession. The site’s new owner, Resmark Equity Partners, has turned it into a 180-unit apartment building called The Avenue. According to the building’s web site, the leasing office will open this month.