Growing LA favorite Prime Pizza is expanding again and is taking over the closed Gray Block Pizza area on 1811 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica. Representatives of the group confirmed an earlier report that Prime would actually end up in the room selling his round cakes, square slices, and everything else, with plans to open early next year. This new address will be the largest in the company’s portfolio, which extends from Downtown to Fairfax to Burbank to West LA, and there are plans for student offers for children at Santa Monica College, plus delivery options, a large terrace, and beer and wine.
A downtown symbol disappears
The standard hotel in downtown LA will not reopen, according to Bisnow. The formal closure was announced by the company and will occur exactly once to the day following the formal closure of the decade-old Sunset Strip location. After initially closing at the beginning of the pandemic, both locations were not reopened in March 2020.
Indoor restaurants closed again
Go Get Em Tiger has closed indoor restaurants at all of its locations since yesterday. “We will continue to offer outdoor seating in all cafes,” the company said in an email this week. “You can still come by the counter and order, and you can still take your drink outdoors in real ceramics and glass.”
Hit golf balls straight onto Dodgers’ field
Nationally known sports bar meets driving range Event room Topgolf will take over the Dodger Stadium next month and offer bays for rent – complete with food and drink – for golfers with reservation. Bring your rackets and hit balls from the hall level onto the field (just know the one-off event isn’t cheap, starting at $ 110 per person for a one-hour bay rental).
Assistance to cake workers in Santa Fe Springs
A 50-day strike at Jon Donaire Desserts in Santa Fe Springs continues. The workers at the mass-market cake maker (mostly Latina women, LAist says) are demanding better pay, more respect from management, and more. The company makes cakes for Red Robin, Walmart, Baskin Robbins and more. In a support video produced by More Perfect Union, employees say they are sometimes forced to bake up to 13 cakes a minute.
Sports bar action in Inglewood
A new two-story sports bar called LÜM will open next month on 3900 W. Century Boulevard near the SoFi stadium. The great space will feature memorabilia, a huge bar downstairs, an event space upstairs, a rooftop terrace, and more.
Roy Chois show returns
The KCET food show Broken Bread, hosted by Roy Choi, is returning for season two, with the Kogi founder showing a trailer for the season on his Instagram. Expect new episodes to be released in January.