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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles physicians and trustees joined Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce members to celebrate the March 11 grand opening of the hospital’s new outpatient care center in Santa Monica

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OPENINGS Children’s Hospital Los Angeles physicians and trustees joined Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce members to celebrate the March 11 grand opening of the hospital’s new outpatient care center in Santa Monica. The pedi...


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

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OPENINGS 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 (afte...


Actress Maria Bello, second from left, joined Salon Tru for its Jan. 16 grand opening celebration

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Compiled by Chloe Jory and Joe Piasecki OPENINGS More than 100 people, including actress Maria Bello, gathered on Jan. 16 to celebrate the grand opening of Salon Tru in Santa Monica. The salon at 614 Santa Monica Blvd. hosts 10...



Yunnie Kim Morena has re-launched SM Pier Seafood as The Albright, featuring a menu focused on locally sourced food

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Compiled by Joe Piasecki OPENINGS After an extensive remodel, SM Pier Seafood has re-launched as The Albright with an updated menu focused on locally sourced food, California wines and craft beer. The restaurant has been family...


A Buffalo Wild Wings customer participates in a hot wings eating competitionduring the restaurant's Nov. 25 grand opening at the Howard Hughes Entertainment Center. All those spicy wings meant contestants had to sign liability waivers.

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EVENTS The 2013 Great Venice Toy Drive & Holiday Festival continues to collect new, unwrapped and non-violent toys through today (Dec. 5) at several locations, including: Abbot’s Habit, 1401 Abbot Kinney Blvd.; Bank of Ve...


Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica Executive Chef Daniel Tiger gets a shave for “Movember.”

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ACCOLADES: The LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated achievements of area leaders on Tuesday during its annual City of Angels Awards Gala, which took place at the Los Angeles Marriott Hotel in _. This year’s honoree...



VERIZON WIRELESS REPRESENTATIVES celebrated the opening of its newest store at 13455 Washington Blvd. in Marina del Rey with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 13.

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NOW OPEN: Del Rey Kitchen, a “California-Asian comfort cuisine” restaurant from old friends Satoru Yokomori and Michael Yee, opened at 12740 Culver Blvd. in Del Rey. Information, (310) 822-7788; delreykitchen.com. Verizon W...


THE HILTON GARDEN INN in Marina del Rey opened at the site of the former Marina International Hotel.

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NOW OPEN: Rita’s, offering Italian ice and custard treats, opened at 2307 Main St. in Santa Monica, (310) 450-5042, www.ritasfranchises.com. Water Grill restaurant opened at 1401 Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica. (310) 394-5669, ww...


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NOW OPEN: Pammy’s Place has opened at 13577 Fiji Way, D3 in Marina del Rey. The gift shop at Fisherman’s Village features handmade gifts by local artists, including pottery, gourdwork, jewelry, photography, sketches, scarve...



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OPENING: Eva Varro held a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for its new location on the first level of the Santa Monica Place mall. The designs of Eva Varro are characterized by sleek lines that contour and drape alo...