Category Archives: Abbot Kinney Blvd

CasaLinda Mexican Grill to close doors at 1357 Abbot Kinney on May 1

CasaLinda Mexican Grill at 1357 Abbot Kinney will have its last day of business on Friday, May 1.

“As we celebrate our 6th year serving the Venice community and announce plans to close our current location, negotiations and plans are taking shape to establish a new operation nearby,” according to the restaurant. “We’ll continue to share updates as specifics become clear. Follow us via Twitter @CasalindaVenice.”

The restaurant said it’s committed to continuing to serve the Venice community and truly appreciate the privilege of being here.

“Thank you for your love and support as we embark on this next chapter together,” the restaurant said. “In the meantime, let Chef Manuel and his team make you one more delicious meal! Come dine with us!”

Hal’s Bar & Grill to close at 1349 Abbot Kinney; New location in the plans

Hal’s Bar & Grill announced today it will close its doors at 1349 Abbot Kinney within the next 30 to 45 days.

But fans need not worry, the restaurant says it is just embarking on a new chapter, and intends to move to a new location on Abbot Kinney.

“We are in negotiations and plans are taking shape. We’re excited by opportunities for the future,” says the restaurant, which is approaching its 30th year serving the Venice community. “In the meantime, please come and dine with us! Celebrate the legacy that is Hal’s and say good-bye—but not farewell!”

The owners say they promise to share updates about the new Hal’s as specifics become clear.


Tonight Take To The Streets For the Venice Art Crawl

Update March 19, 2015  1:19pm Photo credit:

Tonight art and community unite during the Venice Art Crawl. A quarterly event  were artists and local businesses get together in a series of pop-up galleries around Venice.

Venice has a rich art history, even Basquiat lived here for a time in the 80’s. Today a melange of starving artists and creative professionals are drawn to Venice inspired by this creative history and driven to contribute to an artistic future.

The Venice Art Crawl is a mix of emerging and established artists whose art will be on display in restaurants, residences and stores around Venice. The event began 5 years ago and Edizen Stowell, one of the original founders and now committee member, sums it up by saying “It’s a great way to get out and meet the Venice art community”

A street party will be closing down Westminster at Abbot Kinney from 6pm-10pm. There will be performance art, music, live painting and dance and the event culminates with the Aftercrawl Party at Half a Dozen Roses at 4 Rose Ave.

All venues are open to the public so plan a route or simply follow the crowd and enjoy a night out in the neighborhood.

As the saying goes, without art the earth is just eh.

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Get 2015 off to a good start at First Friday’s on Abbot Kinney

It’s a New Year and there’s lot to celebrate in Venice.

What better way to get 2015 off to a good start than at First Friday’s on Abbot Kinney tonight, Jan. 2.

As part of the event every first Friday of the month, Abbot Kinney Blvd. transforms into a late-night hub of activity, with stores open late, a delicious array of food trucks and live music and entertainment filling the streets.

The evening runs from 6 pm to 10 pm with all the local merchants joining together to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music.

The night attracts all ages, with a real community feel that truly represents what Venice is all about.

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