Culver City Biz: What’s Opening, Closing and Expanding?

New businesses hoping to move to Culver City and current businesses looking to expand include Smashburger, The Pho Zone and LYFE kitchen.

Welcome to our new column Community Development Buzz, where we’ll take a look at businesses opening and closing, development projects and renovation projects. If you have any tips, photos or information on any of the above email them to Kelly.hartog@patch.com for inclusion in our roundup.

George Schlatter Productions: The television film production company has been issued a permit to renovate a building at 8476 Stellar Dr.

HQ Development: Plans have been approved for improvements for office buildings located at 9950 Jefferson Blvd. including core and shell improvements to one two-story building and two one-story buildings.

Smashburger: The national hamburger chain has submitted plans for a new restaurant located at 10704 Venice Blvd.

Elevate LA One: Has submitted plans for a new restaurant located at 4114 Sepulveda Blvd.

LYFE Kitchen: The company whose acronym stands for ‘Love Your Food Every Day’ and promotes healthy living and eating, currently has only one restaurant in Palo Alto in Northern California Howevr, the company has now submitted plans to open a new restaurant at 9540 Washington Blvd.

: Nordstrom Rack has submitted plans for a new retail clothing store, while Dippingo, a new chocolate fondue kiosk is now complete.

: Has submitted plans for a renovation of the gym at 3827 Overland Ave.

: Has submitted plans for a renovation of the existing creative office space to allow for a production facility.

The Pho Zone: The Asian Fusion and Vietnamese restaurant currently located in New Jersey, has submitted plans for a new restaurant located at 5407 Sepulveda Blvd.

HUMAN Healthy Vending –: The country's leading healthy vending machine franchisor, has relocated from Santa Monica to a 9,000 square foot, one-of-a-kind, creative office space in the Hayden Tract.

The Cunningham Group Architecture Inc.: Has relocated from Los Angeles to 8665 Hayden Pl.

Cherry on Top Frozen Yogurt: Todrick Allen reports that the frozen yogurt chain will open soon on the corner of Centinela Avenue and Washington Place.

- Some of this article was compiled with information from Culver City City Manager John Nachbar’s bi-weekly report.

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Ronda McPhail August 22, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Great column and great city! Love to keep up up on what's happening.
PixelTreat August 22, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Missing quite a few downtown ones: How about WildCraft Sourdough Pizza located where Saint Amour was. Public School ( a craft beer pub) located where Fraiche was. Cafe Vida, which is being built right next to City Tavern Cognoscenti Coffee which will be coming the Helm's side of town Bacaro which is taking over the Santa Maria Barbecue space
Mary McGrath August 22, 2012 at 06:03 PM
This is good. Who doesn't want to read about the Culver City dining scene...
Kelly Hartog August 22, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Thanks for these! We encourage you to email any local business initiatives that you have heard about for inclusion our column. We have already written about Public School, by the way. Keep em coming!
Casey KirkHart August 22, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Thanks, Pixel. Very helpful. I guess I havent been dwntwn much lately. I didnt know Fraiche is closed?!


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