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Westwood's 800 Degrees to Expand Into Santa Monica

Chef Anthony Carron predicts the Santa Monica location will be even busier than the original and popular location in Westwood.

Westwood's beloved pizza eatery 800 Degrees will soon open up a location in Santa Monica, the restaurant announced Thursday. 

The new location, at 120 Wilshire Blvd. in downtown, is slated to open sometime in the fall. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant will be much larger than the original Westwood Village location, with 120 seats and a parking lot with nearly 90 spaces.

It will also have a stand-alone deli, takeout and retail space, where customers can purchase 800 Degrees products, like olive oil, peppers, dry pasta and cheeses. Westwood's 800 Degrees recently announced it will launch a similar takeaway location this spring. The deli at the Santa Monica location will also sell classic hot and cold Italian sandwiches.

"Since we opened our Westwood location just over a year ago, we’ve been getting requests from all over Los Angeles to open more locations," said Anthony Carron, chef and creator of 800 Degrees. "With offices, families, locals and tourists all within blocks of our location, we expect Santa Monica to be even busier for us than Westwood."

The restaurant also plans to open up a location at LAX.

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Dan Charney March 01, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Santa Monica - soon to be a cross between Westwood and NYC- two places I haven't gone near - along with downtown SM for years- Bob- what's the matter- don't like trying to park in Westwood to eat chain food? Money wins- RECALL is the only way
Brenda Barnes March 04, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Absolutely, Dan. We have to remove O'Connor, O'Day, Holbrook, and Davis, who voted for LUCE and are still on the Council, giving away the City more every day. If they had really sold it back when they started giving it away back in 2007, they wouldn't need to keep giving away more to pay for correcting the mistakes they made on the last 10 developments. Like $55 million for two blocks of parks in front of City Hall to make up for approving 300 luxury condos at Village of SM without enough green space to breathe, even two blocks from the ocean. I've never been to 800 Degrees, but it sounds good. It's just that at 120 Wilshire, it will be the place people with money can walk to from the 261 foot tall tower at the Miramar and the same by Frank Gehry at SM and Ocean and the two 109-foot towers at the Holiday Inn. Only the rich are wanted in SM since the four rabid developers' lapdogs O'Connor, Holbrook, O'Day and Davis started operating. Meanwhile, no one south of Lincoln will be able to feel any ocean breeze anymore. Not to mention none of us have been able to leave our homes and be sure of getting anywhere 10-12 hours a day for a year or more already. We must recall these people who actually care only for their own--and their spouses', brothers', and children's--future jobs.
Dan Charney March 04, 2013 at 10:39 PM
I do believe Brenda- that the plan is to rid the city of all lower income folks and older folks who aren't higher income- rent control will be eroded or land made so valuable because of Google, Sony ,Demand Media etc and all these projects that all the landlords with modest places will sell to build expensive condos- it's a plan I fear and one I believe the bike people want- they do not want diversity - they are not going to protect anyones rights but theirs. I am so saddened to see it all - the two new rules are really set up to slowly raise rents so only the well-to-do can stay. All this building and we are max congested as is. Time to go.
Paul March 20, 2013 at 01:47 AM
Um, there currently is only one 800 degrees in existence, less than 10 miles away. There will now be a total of 3, all in a 15 mile radius. Definitely not a franchise like Subway. People need to learn when to differentiate a proud and expanding community member and a faceless corporation. As a low-cost/high quality option, his is a welcome addition to an area where the only choices are expensive fancy eateries or cheap low-quality franchises like McDonalds, Baja Fresh, Carls Jr, etc.
Brenda Barnes March 20, 2013 at 04:58 AM
No, time to fight. Where would we go that they wouldn't follow and ruin that paradise too? If we found a good place, footloose capital would exploit that too until it was congested and bland. Then capital would move on. Let's stay.

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