OPENINGS

James Glenn, general manager of the new Dave and Buster’s at Howard Hughes Promenade,  tests his Mario Kart prowess during the restaurant/arcade’s Feb. 18 grand opening celebration

James Glenn, general manager of the new Dave and Buster’s at Howard Hughes Promenade,
tests his Mario Kart prowess during the restaurant/arcade’s Feb. 18 grand opening celebration

Dave & Buster’s celebrated the grand opening of its new location at Howard Hughes Promenade on Feb. 18. The new 42,000-square-foot restaurant and arcade is the nation’s second-largest Dave and Buster’s (after the one in Irvine) and the first in Los Angeles proper. Until now, the closest Dave & Buster’s to city limits was its Arcadia location. The chain started 32 years ago in Dallas when arcade owner Dave Corriveau and restaurateur James “Buster” Corley decided to merge their businesses. In addition to a family-friendly menu that includes an apple-smoked bacon and chicken breast-stuffed macaroni and cheese entrée as well as the chain’s signature pretzel sausages, a cocktail menu boasts alcoholic “snow cone” drinks and watermelon mojitos. Dave & Buster’s is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. (310) 846-9950; daveandbusters.com

 

 

The interior of the Jewelry Spa at Blue Diamond, which celebrates its grand opening on Friday

The interior of the Jewelry Spa at Blue Diamond, which celebrates its grand opening on Friday

Blue Diamond Spa in Westchester is expanding to include the Jewelry Spa at Blue Diamond, where jewelry is given a deluxe “spa treatment” that includes an ultrasonic cleanse, warm water conditioning rinse and high pressure steam cleaning followed by a hand-cloth drying. The Jewelry Spa opens Friday at 8622 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. (310) 417-3090; bluediamondjeweler.com

Pet Sit Pros has expanded its pet-sitting and dog-walking services to include Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica. The company was founded in Long Beach in 2008 and has quickly expanded to include operations in Seal Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. marinadelrey.petsitpros.com or santamonica.petsitpros.com

Jordan Barrocas and Daniel Fogelson celebrated the opening of Three Jerks Jerky last month at Shore Bar in Santa Monica

Jordan Barrocas and Daniel Fogelson celebrated the opening of Three Jerks Jerky last month at Shore Bar in Santa Monica

Jordan Barrocas of Venice and Daniel Fogelson of Santa Monica celebrated the launch of Three Jerks Jerky during a Feb. 6 party at Shore Bar in Santa Monica. All Three Jerks Jerky is made from choice cuts of filet mignon. (424) 703-JERK; threejerksjerky.com

MILESTONES
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is hosting a grand opening celebration at its new Santa Monica outpatient center on Tuesday. The outpatient care center, which has been open since November, is staffed by 10 physicians who are board-certified in seven specialties and subspecialties, including urology, hematology-oncology, medical genetics, neurology, orthopedics and plastic and maxillofacial surgery. The 3,000-square-foot medical center includes seven examination rooms. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Santa Monica is located at 1301 20th St., Ste. 460, Santa Monica. chla.usc.edu

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is celebrating 25 years at 13315 W. Washington Blvd., Mar Vista. yosan.edu

CarenetLA, a provider of in-home and assisted living care, received an Angie’s List 2013 Super Service Award last month. The family owned business is located in Westchester. (310) 393-1282; carenetla.com

SPECIAL EVENTS
The Menchie’s frozen yogurt franchise in Santa Monica will appear on CBS’ “Undercover Boss” at 8 p.m. Friday. Menchie’s Group Inc. CEO Amit Kleinberger first appeared on the show as its youngest-ever featured chief executive and returns to help an employee go undercover at Menchie’s 732 Montana Avenue location. Viewers who text “MENCHIES” to 35350 during the broadcast receive a text offer for a free five-ounce yogurt on Saturday or Sunday. menchies.com

The LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its next Young Professionals Happy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at Buffalo Wild Wings in the Howard Hughes Promenade, 6081 Center Drive, Ste. 105, Mar Vista. The group’s next Networking Mixer is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 27 at the Los Angeles Airport Renaissance Hotel, 9620 Airport Blvd., Westchester. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com

The Westside Family Health Center celebrates its 40th anniversary on Saturday, March 15, Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica, where Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will be the guest of honor. The clinic serves low-income and uninsured people who live, work or attend school in and around Santa Monica and launched a mobile medical unit in 2011. Tickets to the party and sponsorship packages are available. wfhc.eventbrite.com

Maggie DiNome, MD, director of the newly developed High-Risk Clinic at the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Saint John’s Health Center, hosted a fundraiser with actress Kate Beckinsale and celebrity yoga instructor Mandy Ingber at the home of Saint John’s Foundation Trustee Mary Flaherty on Feb. 13. Event proceeds supported the creation of a new yoga program for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment and those at high-risk for developing the disease. (310) 829-5511; newstjohns.org

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