Culver City's Marble-Lined Food Hall Conjures Old World European Charm

Nancy Silverton's Pizzette is inside the gorgeous 1929-era building, as are a number of other prominent vendors from around Los Angeles.

Citizen Public Market opens next Wednesday, November 18, keeping daily hours for grab and go service and on-site outdoor dining from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., though individual vendor hours may vary slightly.

For more information about Pizzette and other vendors, please click here.

Ivy Station Team Introduces The Shay: A Dynamic, 148 Room Boutique Hotel

The Ivy Station development team revealed details for The Shay, a new six-story, 148-room boutique hotel that is a pivotal component of Ivy Station, the 500,000 square foot mixed-use development currently under construction in Culver City, Calif., adjacent to the Los Angeles Metro Expo Line station. The Shay, thoughtfully tailored to the creative residents and guests of Culver City, a thriving hub of arts, entertainment and technology, will be operated by Hyatt within the premium Destination Hotels brand, a collection of distinct, independently branded hotels, resorts and residences.  To read more, download the press release - The Shay Ivy Station FINAL.pdf

A Quaint New Bakery Turns Out Impressive Breads and Pastries in Culver City

The quirkily-shaped shop, located a building over from the main Platform development and beneath the large parking garage, features a retail section for takeaway pastries and breads as well as a large, inviting dining room inside. There's a large open patio that abuts the sidewalk as well, just like with the former tenant.  For more information click here.

Award-Winning Chef Josef Centeno Opens a Fun-Loving Tex-Mex Hangout in Culver City

Josef Centeno, who opened Bacoshop at this prime corner location in Downtown Culver City, has transformed the space into Amacita, a more modern California take on his popular Tex-Mex restaurant Bar Ama in Downtown LA. Opening tomorrow evening with a reasonably priced menu of Tex-Mex classics, Centeno is taking cues from his San Antonio heritage but adapting flavors to LA.  For more information, click here.

Nancy Silverton to open a new restaurant, Pizzette, in Culver City this fall

Nancy Silverton is opening her first new restaurant in six years, bringing a fast-casual Italian spot called Pizzette to Culver City this fall. It will be located in the under-construction Citizen Public Market food hall on Culver Boulevard.  For more details, click here.

HBO Selects Ivy Station as New Corporate Headquarters

The Ivy Station development team of Lowe, AECOM-Canyon Partners and Rockwood Capital announced today that it has executed a long-term lease with HBO for the entire 240,000-square-foot office building at Ivy Station. HBO Ivy Station Press Release.pdf

Culver City Now

Please click here to read the latest article from the Los Angeles Times on how Culver City is transforming and paving the way for future developments even in Los Angeles.

A Dinnertime Newcomer Adds Character to Downtown Culver City

Downtown Culver City's fortunes continue to change with news today of a mellow new neighbor called Wildchild landing later this year. Not to be confused with Culver City's existing WildCraft restaurant, Wildchild will offer a more cross-cultural, shared plates kind of perspective for evening diners, along with lots of open-air architecture and a full slate of cocktails.  To find out more, click here.

Culver City's Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge Margot Now Open

Opening its doors at Culver City's Platform is Margot, the new rooftop restaurant has a seasoned crew of vets including Norah's chef Michael Williams, bar director David Kupchinsky, general manager John Snowden, and IB Hospitality founder, Rohan Talwar.  For more information, click here.

Beloved Brooklyn Spot Roberta's Now Firing Pizzas in Culver City

Greater Los Angeles's pizza moment continues with the surprise weekend opening of Roberta's at the Platform project in Culver City. 

This West Coast Roberta's carries much the same menu as the original, with a lean on blistered pizzas as well as wood-fired vegetables, pasta, and cured meat. There's room for lots of funky wines as well, and a full bar for cocktails to boot.  Click here for their menu.

L.A. Will Attempt to Densify Some Expo Line Neighborhoods

The Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan wins City Council approval - Under the Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan, taller, mixed-use buildings will now be allowed in a half-mile radius around five train stations in Palms, Rancho Park, Sawtelle, Mid-City, and Cheviot Hills.  For more information, please click here.

Amazon Moving into Huge Culver Steps Development

Amazon has now taken more than 350,000 square feet of space in Culver City for its production arm, as well as the company's video and advertising departments and the movie reference site IMDb, which Amazon owns. Read more about the tech giant's move here!

Culver City's Hayden Flips Into an Even More Approachable Wine Bar

There’s a new look and feel over at Hayden these days, with a reformatted menu and service experience creating a different kind of vibe inside the casual cafe at the far edge of Culver City’s Platform project.

For more information including the revamped menu, click here!


Apple is Taking Another Big Bite out of Culver City

Apple is moving into Culver City!

The technology giant has agreed to lease the entirety of the 128,000-square-foot building at 8777 Washington Boulevard in Culver City. Located on the corner of Washington and National boulevards, the four-story complex will include office space, as well as 4,500 square feet of ground-level retail.  For more information, click here.

An L.A. Ramen Newcomer Takes Over the Former East Borough Space in Culver City

Newcomer Ramen Bangaichi recently opened in Culver City — and only five months after the international chain’s first Los Angeles location in Los Feliz commenced service.  For more information, please visit their site here.

A Guide to a Century of Culver City, the Heart of Screenland

Culver City is now in its 100th year, with a year-long celebration which wrapped up in September 2017.  To read more about the Heart of Screenland, please visit here.

Fast Casual Healthy Eats Anchor Downtown Culver City's Reemerging Scene

Fans of the forgotten Native Foods Cafe in Culver City can rejoice: there’s even more healthy eating on the way. Signage has now gone up for Primal Kitchen, a newcomer to the clean-eating market that promises “delicious, high quality, nutrient dense foods” in a sunny space that includes room for takeout as well as dining in.  More information about the restaurant and the menu can be found here.

L.A. Expo Line's Culver City Station Parking Alternatives During Construction

Metro has four parking alternative locations available:

Ince Garage in Culver City at 9099 Washington Blvd. Cost: $3 with a valid TAP card.

Expo/La Cienega/Jefferson Station, 5664 S. La Cienega Blvd. Parking is free until March 1 when the cost of parking will be $3 per day with a valid TAP card.

Expo/Sepulveda Station parking structure, 11214-11270 Exposition Blvd. Cost: $3 per day with a valid TAP card.

Expo/Bundy Station, Exposition Blvd. and Bundy. Cost: $3 per day with valid TAP card.


Akasha Richmond's New Italian Concept

Akasha Richmond's AR Cucina plans on playing the hits, working a menu of familiar Italian favorites in the former Sambar space.  The Italian eatery takes over where Sambar left off, and even carries much the same crew as the previous restaurant.

Red Medicine's Jordan Kahn Opens Super Serious Breakfast Spot in Culver City

Chef Jordan Kahn, who was last cooking at Red Medicine before it closed in late 2014, is back on the scene, having quietly opened a Culver City neo-coffee shop called Destroyer this week. The place is currently in soft opening mode, but some locals have already found their way in to enjoy the array of vegetable-heavy plates.  Visit www.destroyer.la for the menu and more information.

Floral Fans Are Freaking Out Over This Culver City Flower Shop

If you love all things flowers from design to decor to DIY get ready to fall in love with Floral Art LA.  The beloved local company known for its mastery of botany has just opened a satellite retail location at the Platform to complement its existing store in the same neighborhood.  Visit here to learn more about their floral design classes.

Taco Spot Loqui Lands at Culver City's Platform

Loqui is the genesis of years of friendship between Wallace and Ampudia — and many trips to Baja and beyond. The duo have been dreaming up the restaurant, a smallish affair with simple seating and a limited menu of tacos and other Mexican favorites, for quite some time, even staging pop-ups together over the years up in San Francisco. Wallace was a longtime baker for Tartine, and as far back as 2013 he and Mexico City native Ampudia have been making tacos and other simple street snacks.

11 Best Bars In Culver City

Culver City has seen a rejuvenation over the past several years and is becoming a go-to spot for Westside Angelenos.  It is home to a wide variety of restaurants, galleries, bars and lounges, making it a great destination for a night out with friends or a date.  Here is a list of the top places to try www.theculturetrip.com.

A Menswear Store for 'Well-Informed' Gents Is Coming to Culver City

Culver City's Platform will be home to the first-ever retail endeavor by Bloomingdale's men's fashion director Josh Peskowitz, who's partnering with industry vets Christophe Desmaison and Simon Golby to create a store geared towards "well-informed American men".  "The store will be stocked like a full, interchangeable wardrobe —€” lots of unstructured tailoring, plays on proportion, plays on pattern," Peskowitz explains to the site, "but it's about taking all those things and putting them together in a way that still feels like they're very polished."

Cali-Cool Boutique Lula Mae Relocates from Abbot Kinney to Culver City

The designer-filled shop opened on Abbot Kinney earlier this year and relocated last month; it brings the same mix of cult-fave luxury labels (Elizabeth & James, Pam & Gela, more) and Cali-cool brands (Bella Luxx, LNA, Monrow, and others) to Downtown Culver's food and entertainment-filled haven.  Visit www.lulamaestyle.com for more looks!

The Westside's Grain Mecca

Lodge Bread, which comes from San Francisco-trained bakers Alex Phaneuf and Or Amsalem, officially opened with a slew of wild-fermented, house-baked breads in Culver City along Washington Blvd.  Visit www.lodgebread.com for a list of goods.

Frank Gehry to design the return of Culver City's Jazz Bakery

Gehry's pro-bono involvement with the Jazz Bakery was first revealed when an intervention by the City Council of Culver City in 2012 secured one-seventh of an acre space next to the Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City for the nonprofit jazz venue's upcoming use.  Jazz Bakery's founder and artistic director Ruth Price told The Times that Gehry had offered his services even earlier to the itinerant venue's new home.  To read more visit www.latimes.com.

Experience Hatchet Hall's Southern Elegance in Culver City

With Brian Dunsmoor and chef de cuisine Jack Leahy at the helm, Hatchet Hall serves Southern-inspired fare in the former Waterloo & City spot. HH has become one of the hottest restaurants to open in Culver City. Visit www.hatchethallla.com for menus and reservations.