With the Caruso's Pacific Palisades Village project reaching completion, the ambience of the Pacific Palisades community can be likened to the unconcealable excitement written over the face of a kid looking at a promotional standee of his favorite soon to be showing blockbuster movie. The promise of a timeless and sophisticated community gathering spot that gives off the irresistible coastal charm of the Pacific Palisades and the small town feel is altogether alluring. We all can't wait to experience what the Pacific Palisades Village project promises to offer!!
Slated to open on the 22nd of September, the creators of Los Angeles' THE GROVE and Glendale's AMERICANA, are a few weeks away from transforming a 116,000 square foot chunk of the heart of the Pacific Palisades into a prime dining destination and walkable shopping space. With the village housing a variety of restaurants, unique retail stores and stylish boutiques, the primary goal of the Caruso team is to make the village a community gathering spot that will make the residents of Sea Side Los Angeles enclave at one spot.
So are you yet to key into the zeitgeist of the 2018 Pacific Palisades community, below are reasons why you should!
There will be homemade and exquisite dining options
At the top of the list of restaurants in the Pacific Palisades Village, is HANK'S (conceptualized by Rick Caruso and the Bromberg brothers) named after developer Rick Caruso's late father. The modern American burger and beer restaurant will be a family friendly, all day destination with a convivial and casual atmosphere. A place where you can feel at home, eat breakfast or have dinner with your family after a long day. On the menu are many nice meals which include wild mushroom burger, matzo ball soup, Blue Ribbon's trademark chicken and healthy kids’ meals. Dinners can expect an extensive beer and wine list and the opportunity to customize their burgers and meals. The Bromberg Brothers, founders of the Blue Ribbon will also be partnering with Bobbie Farberow, late wife of the owner of the now-closed Mort's Deli, to bring back savoured meals from the Deli. The Blue Ribbon company also doesn't go unaccompanied without the Blue Ribbon Sushi restaurant. Other restaurants in the mix include Edo little bites, Draycott, a British owned and themed restaurant that will open all day long with tea seasons, bespoke cocktails, revolving martini carts, quick breakfast and fine dining. Porta Via, a classic white tablecloth restaurant with meals designed for the elite will also be coming to the village.
A grocery store
The village is also not without the inclusion of a grocery store. Vintage grocers will offer a market for natural living products, fruits, dairy products, bakery, meat and seafood, and an array of restaurant-quality prepared food. There will also be services of online ordering and home delivery.
Bakeries, juice and ice-cream
The Pacific Palisades Village project chose vendors that can actualize their plan of being able to work around with your food. Renee Erickson, 2016 James Beard Award winner, will be bringing her doughnut and coffee shop, General Porpoise to the village, and Santa Barbara's McConnell's Fine Ice Creams will be serving a wide variety of healthy and organically stabilized ice creams touted to be made from the scratch. Also, on the list of food vendors are SEE’S CANDIES, and celebrity-acclaimed Sweet Laurel Bakery, known for its well-crafted and tasty gluten-free cakes. SUNLIFE ORGANICS, a household name in the Malibu will also be bringing its super fresh organic juice, smoothies, protein shakes, salads and a variety of natural remedies with organic ingredients.
Pacific Palisades Village will offer a few great service shops as well. Amazon Books, a physical extension of Amazon.com will be on the location to provide her customers with offline and online resources that will improve the customer experience in their search of their next great read or Amazon device. For the men, another reason to be excited is that Hollywood barbering legend, GORNIK & DRUCKER will also be on the ground to offer high-quality grooming services fit for celebrities.
Stylish Boutiques and retail stores
The Pacific Palisades Village will house a collection of stylish boutiques and retail fashion stores. Notable examples are Sephora Beauty Studio, New York top selling jewelry line, Jennifer Meyer, luxury footwear brand, TAMARA MELON, and VILLAGE OPTIC, an optical boutique for high-quality frames and lenses. The village also has a lot to offer for fashion lovers. ALO YOGA will be bringing their fashionable premium yoga wears to the village, and ZIMMERMANN will be turning up the heat with their versatile bikinis, sophisticated swimwear and flattering feminine dresses. Other boutiques and retail shops included in the village project are A.L.C, ANINE BING, BOTANICA BAZAAR, CARBON38, CYNTHIA ROWLEY, THE LITTLE MARKET, MINI MIOCHE, PAIGE, RACHEL ZOE, SERENA & LILY, TOWNE BY ELYSE WALKER and VINCE.
A Luxury Cinema
The classic Pacific Palisades BAY THEATRE that closed in 1978 is coming back! The newly redesigned BAY THEATRE by Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas will hold five screens and feature 40-60 reserved luxury leather seats with in-seat call buttons for food and bar services. Residents of the Pacific Palisades should definitely expect a unique and luxury movie-going experience with the revitalized BAY THEATRE.
There's certainly no doubt that the Pacific Palisades community has something for everyone. And it's no surprise why there's been an increase in the median value of homes in the Palisades. This is evident in the sharp increase in the value of homes in the neighborhoods adjacent to the location (Swarthmore Avenue bordering Sunset) of the project. It’s certainly a good time to be a seller in the Pacific Palisades Luxury Market.