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

Wildcraft Pizza and LYFE Kitchen plan to open in Culver City, while Villa Italian Restaurant goes on the market.


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.

Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza plans to open its doors this fall near Washington Boulevard in the former space of Le Saint Amour, according to Eater L.A. On their Facebook page, they are coming to the Washington Building in Culver City and "it's all about the dough." Their method is grounded in the Neapolitan pizza craft and time-intensive tradition of using “wild yeast” in preparing our slow rising sourdough. The dough is hand-shaped by their pizzaiolos’ (pizza makers) topped and fired at 850 degrees for 60 seconds in a traditional wood burning brick oven made by specialized artisans from Naples.

A "coming soon" sign went up for LYFE Kitchen at 9540 Washington Blvd., according to Eater L.A. after it was reported last month that the company, whose acronym stands for "Love Your Food Everyday," submitted plans to come to Culver City.

Villa Italian Restaurant put its longtime Culver City property on the market for $2.3 million, according to Eater L.A.  

Mary McGrath September 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I hear that there's an Olive Garden coming into the Westfield Shopping Center...anyone know when it's scheduled to open?
Aimee September 19, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Batch Restaurant on Washington Blvd near the Helms Bakery complex has reopened.
Kevin Lachoff November 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Olive Garden opened at the begining of this month at Westfield Culver City.
Elizabeth November 16, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Aimee, My husband and I were curious as to why Batch had closed. We had been impressed at catering they did for a CCEF function. Do you know?
angrychick January 30, 2013 at 05:59 AM
Villa Italian has great pizza :( what a bummer.


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