Los Angeles — Taubman Centers, Inc. has named four new restaurants that will join Beverly Center’s culinary lineup as part of the shopping and dining destination’s $500 million reimagination. The restaurants — Cal Mare, Eggslut, FARMHOUSE and Yardbird — will be located on Level 1 and all are anticipated to open by the end of 2018.
“We have always focused on food as a key component of Beverly Center’s renovation,” says William Taubman, chief operating officer. “The experience will be unlike anything offered in the market today.”
A brand new 8,200-square-foot concept from James Beard Award-winning, Michelin-starred Chef Michael Mina, Cal Mare is a celebration of coastal Italian cuisine with Mediterranean and Californian influences. The restaurant’s design will evoke the vibrant seaside elegance of Italy’s Amalfi Coast with a nod to its contemporary southern California setting.
FARMHOUSE celebrates California’s abundance of bounty from local farms, markets, dairies and purveyors, situated within a new informal dining experience at the revitalized Beverly Center. The 7,000-square-foot space will be reminiscent of a modern California farmhouse with a relaxed feel, fireplace, open kitchen and large bar.
Yardbird will be a 6,000-square-foot house of worship to farm-fresh ingredients, classic Southern cooking, culture and hospitality. Helmed by award-winning restaurateur John Kunkel, the original location was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as “Best New Restaurant” and was named among “America’s Best New Restaurants” by Bon Appétit. Los Angeles will be the third city for this concept that also has locations in Miami Beach and Las Vegas.
Eggslut is a chef driven, gourmet food concept founded in 2011. It’s inspired by a true love for eggs. Eggslut began as a food truck that roamed the streets of Los Angeles, eventually turning into a food stall in downtown L.A. Although the food truck has since retired, Eggslut has grown to multiple stores across Los Angeles and even in Las Vegas.
Importantly, each new restaurant at Beverly Center will be easily accessible by pedestrians at the street level, while a new, additional valet entrance and new parking technology will make for easy access for those traveling by car.
Beverly Center’s renovation will create a bright, contemporary and highly accessible exterior and interior that engages the center with the surrounding neighborhood and will expand the center’s retail lineup that covers everything from fast-fashion to luxury. Every store is open throughout the renovation that is scheduled to be completed by holiday 2018. For more details about the project, please visit www.beverlycenter.com/renovation.
Beverly Center has more than 100 distinctive stores, including Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Saint Laurent and Salvatore Ferragamo. The center is anchored by Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s.
Taubman Centers is engaged in the ownership, management and/or leasing of 27 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Founded in 1950, Taubman is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Taubman Asia, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.taubman.com.
SOURCE: Taubman Centers