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The drawings of the Santa Monica Clock Tower in the window front of Hennessey and Ingalls Art and Architecture Bookstore.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Santa Monica Clock Tower Drawings On Display Through End Of February

Posted Feb. 8, 2014, 6:57 am

Marion McCally, a visual artist and native of Los Angeles, is currently showing her work in the store windows of Hennessey and Ingalls Art & Architecture Bookstore located at 214 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica.

The Venice Street Legends will perform from 9:15 pm to 12:30 am tonight at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar In Santa Monica Features More Than Just Beer

Posted Jan. 17, 2014, 10:36 am

Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar may be known for its vast array of domestic and imported beers as well as it’s great tasting food. However, it also brings live music to the local Santa Monica community free of charge each and every Friday night. It also offers music on several other nights as well as karaoke.

The chicken and waffles are a must at The Charleston. The Wilshire Boulevard venue recently launched a new happy hour with items from $3-$7 seven days a week.

Dining, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

The Charleston's Vintage 1920s Speakeasy Feel

Posted Dec. 17, 2013, 9:17 am

The Charleston, located at 2460 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, recently launched a new happy hour with items from $3-$10 seven days a week from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for Santa Monica's first Bristol Farms store.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Bristol Farms Opens In Santa Monica At 3105 Wilshire Blvd

Posted Aug. 23, 2013, 9:13 am

A grand opening celebration was held Wednesday at Bristol Farms’ first Santa Monica location at 3105 Wilshire Boulevard.

Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor (center) celebrates Izzy’s Deli’s 40th birthday with Marilyn and Izzy Freeman at last Friday’s anniversary party.

News, Restaurant, Business, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Izzy's Deli In Santa Monica Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Posted Aug. 16, 2013, 9:06 am

Izzy Freeman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. When he was little, he always loved eating at a deli. The big sandwiches, the pickles, the smells, and tastes, they were part of his childhood. He said he dreamed that one day he would own a deli.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard, Non Profits

Sonny McLean’s Irish Pub To Host Fundraiser Sunday For Boston Marathon Victims

Posted Apr. 19, 2013, 12:55 pm

With the help of Dropkick Murphys’ charity, The Claddagh Fund, Sonny McLean’s Irish Pub at 2615 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica will host a fundraiser to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy this Sunday, April 21 from 3-6 pm.

Bristol Farms will open in mid-summer 2013 in the location formally occupied by Albertsons, which closed down in February this year.

News, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard, Food

Bristol Farms To Open At 3105 Wilshire Boulevard In Mid-Summer 2013

Posted Apr. 19, 2013, 9:18 am

Bristol Farms announced Thursday it newest store in Santa Monica will open mid-summer 2013 at 3105 Wilshire Boulevard in the location that was formally occupied by Albertsons.

The walk-up Bloody Mary station at Wilshire restaurant’s new Sunday brunch, which is $35 all inclusive.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard, Food

Delicious Delights At Wilshire Restaurant's New Sunday Brunch

Posted Apr. 18, 2013, 8:38 am

While she admits she may be biased, Wilshire restaurant executive chef Nyesha Arrington says her restaurant has the best Sunday brunch on the Westside.

The Charleston features live entertainment and Chef Jet Tila’s take on American comfort food expressed in a menu of shared plates.

Dining, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

The Charleston In Santa Monica Celebrates Its First Birthday On Wilshire Blvd.

Posted Mar. 24, 2013, 9:27 am

The Charleston in Santa Monica is celebrating its first birthday with new food and cocktail menus. Mixologist Matt Martinez has refined the libations while Mike Garber consulted with Chef Jet Tila and head cook Carlos Arizaga to create the new dishes.

Pacshore has acquired this Santa Monica office building at 631 Wilshire Boulevard for $20 million.

News, Real Estate, Business, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Lionstone Group Sells Building At 631 Wilshire Boulevard For $20 Million

Posted Feb. 8, 2013, 10:48 am

The Lionstone Group has sold its 38,000 square-foot mixed-use building at 631 Wilshire in Santa Monica for $20 million.

Albertson's on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica will close on Feb. 6, 2013.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Albertsons At 3105 Wilshire Offering Up To 90 Percent Off; Store Closes Wednesday

Posted Feb. 3, 2013, 9:14 am

Albertsons at 3105 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica is closing this Wednesday, Feb. 6 with the store offering between 10 and 90 percent off everything, while stocks last.

Fraiche restaurant at 312 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica has closed, at least temporarily.

News, Dining, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Fraiche Santa Monica Closes On Wilshire Boulevard

Posted Dec. 28, 2012, 8:59 am

Fraiche restaurant, located at 312 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, closed its doors Sunday ending the brand’s Los Angeles presence, according to blog EaterLA.

Revelers party at the 2011 SANTA Monica Pub Crawl.

Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Main Street, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica Blvd.

SANTA Monica Pub Crawl Returns Tonight, Saturday December 15

Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 1:04 am

The 4th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl will take place tonight, Dec. 15 at the City’s best bars and restaurants to raise money for those in need during the holidays through a partnership with Westside Food Bank.

CrossFit SandBox is a new premiere strength and conditioning facility in Santa Monica.

Health, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Get Into Shape At Santa Monica's New CrossFit Sandbox On Wilshire

Posted Nov. 15, 2012, 12:11 am

As a self-professed hater of plyometrics, I’ve been known to avoid any exercise regime that even comes close to including pull-ups, burpees, or planks. But then again, I’m also aware of the importance of mixing it up – so, when a friend sent me an invite to his recently opened box (term for a crossfit studio) I thought I’d stop in and try it out.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

The Charleston To Host Jazz Halloween Masquerade Tuesday Night

Posted Oct. 30, 2012, 2:09 am

A Jazz Halloween Masquerade will be held from 6:30-11 p.m. today, Oct. 30 at The Charleston, 2460 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. Admission is $20 to be a part of a Halloween Costume Ball that includes Charleston Dance Lesson, passed hors d’oeuvre, and one free drink (beer, house wine, well liquor).

Brü Haus has re-vamped its happy hour menu featuring many new items with price points of $3, $5, and $7.

Dining, West Los Angeles, Wilshire Boulevard, Food

Brü Haus Launches New Hour Happy In Time For Football, Oktoberfest

Posted Sep. 24, 2012, 5:18 am

Just a stone’s throw away from Santa Monica on Wilshire Boulevard is Brü Haus that has one of the best happy hours in town that runs 4-8 p.m. weekdays.

Huckleberry Cafe at 1014 Wilshire Blvd. serves up Thursday Night Family Dinners with three courses.

Dining, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard, Food

Thursday Night Family Dinners A Hit At Huckleberry Cafe

Posted Sep. 19, 2012, 4:01 am

Most of us know Huckleberry as the breakfast/brunch/lunch spot that has a bakery full of bread, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, puddings, and other sugared delights that will make their way into your meal no matter how full you happen to be.

A 42-year-old woman was struck by this car on Wilshire Boulevard just before Centinela outside the BevMo store at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The victim's purse can be seen pictured in front of the car.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, Wilshire Boulevard

Woman Jaywalker Struck By Car On Wilshire Boulevard In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 28, 2012, 8:50 am

Santa Monica police closed Wilshire Boulevard at Centinela for nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon after a jaywalking 42-year-old woman was struck by a car at about 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.

Gabor Csupo poses next to local artist Baron Margo’s metal sculpture.

Seven Days, Exhibits, Wilshire Boulevard, Art

'Rugrats' Visionary Opens Gallery, Community Space In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 15, 2012, 1:58 am

Tucked into a line of shops on Wilshire Boulevard near Third Street, the outside of the newly opened gGallery betrays little of the wonder that lies within.

The Charleston features live entertainment and Chef Jet Tila’s take on American comfort food expressed in a menu of shared plates.

Dining, Restaurant, Seven Days, Review, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard, Food

The Charleston: Surprising, Delicious, And Memorable

Posted Jun. 13, 2012, 2:06 am

You’re not going to get what you expect at The Charleston – but in such a good way that when you leave, you’ll be feverishly texting all of y...

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department, Wilshire Boulevard

Homeless Woman Arrested After Slapping Police Officer Following 7/11 Incident

Posted Jun. 11, 2012, 1:41 am

On Thursday, May 31, at 1:05 a.m. a patrol officer from the Santa Monica Police Department was on duty in the 7/11 store located at 630 Wilshire Boulevard when a woman suddenly threw a handful of pennies at the store clerk. These pennies struck the clerk in the face and chest.

PacTrust Bank CEO Gregory Mitchell (from left), Santa Monica branch manager Soly Cangarlu, and PacTrust Bank Executive Vice President Gaylin Anderson say the bank is committed to service, choice, value, and trust.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

PacTrust Bank Arrives In Santa Monica On Wilshire Boulevard

Posted Jun. 6, 2012, 2:40 am

The building that previously housed the Honeybaked Ham Co at 2635 Wilshire Blvd. has been given a new lease on life with the arrival of PacTrust Ba...

The recently announced dinner menu includes the Blazing Crispy Chicken (fried chicken, homemade hot sauce, a pile of mixed greens).

Dining, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard, Food

Bru's Wiffle Now Open For Weekday Dinner

Posted May. 31, 2012, 1:57 am

Bright, airy, and accepts reservations, Bru’s Wiffle has more than you think possible at a café that started off with just a list of sweet and s...

News, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Foie Gras Protestors To Shake Things Up Outside Melisse Tonight In Santa Monica

Posted May. 14, 2012, 4:47 am

Santa Monica restaurant Melisse will take part in a “foie gras battle” against three other Los Angeles restaurants tonight, but members of the ...

City Council voted Tuesday that the 710 Wilshire development will be required to pay hospitality workers $11.29 or $12.54 per hour. Those offered benefits would receive the lower rate.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Santa Monica City Council Bends On Living Wage For 710 Wilshire Development

Posted Mar. 26, 2012, 2:15 am

Whenever a developer enters into a development agreement (DA) with the City of Santa Monica, it understands certain concessions must be made before...

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