Cousins Maine Lobster to Close West Hollywood Location After 7 Years

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The Cousins Maine Lobster West Hollywood location at 8593 Santa Monica Boulevard has announced that it is closing its brick and mortar location after opening in July, 2015. The news comes a month after the West Hollywood Starbucks closed next door.

The company behind the seafood restaurant known for adopting a food truck concept and providing tasty Maine lobster rolls across the country explained that the closure is due to changes to the neighborhood during and post-pandemic, as well as the company’s desire to refocus their efforts as they expand their brand nationwide. The restaurant will close August 29th, 2022.

“We are grateful for the 7 years we spent in the West Hollywood community,” said Sabin Lomac, Cousins Maine Lobster co-founder. “We have welcomed our loyal fans and supporters, friends and family, and countless celebrities to this restaurant since opening our doors in July 2015.”

Cousins Maine Lobster has recently grown to 40 cities across the country with more locations coming online throughout the late summer and fall. Expansion has been driven by existing and new franchisees and a mix of trucks and restaurants, including their newest and largest storefront on the Asbury Park Boardwalk on the New Jersey shore.

“While we are disappointed to move out of West Hollywood, our guests can always find us at our Los Angeles food trucks, download and order from our app, or order lobster from Maine shipped directly to their door,” Lomac added.

About Cousins Maine Lobster
Founded in 2012 by real-life cousins and Mainers, Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac, Cousins Maine Lobster began with two things: a food truck, and a shared vision to extend the highest-quality Maine lobster to the lobster-starved masses by making it affordable and accessible. Growing up in Maine, lobster was tradition – always a reason to gather family, friends, and loved ones to share a special meal. After appearing on Shark Tank a few months later, Jim & Sabin partnered with Barbara Corcoran and began franchising, partnering with local owners and entrepreneurs to bring Maine lobster to over 30 cities across the country.

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Jimmy palmieri
Jimmy palmieri
1 month ago

Having seen them on Shark Tank, and patronizing the truck pop up, I went several times, and enjoyed it. Granted, it’s not an every day meal, but it was fresh, delicious and well presented. Sad another brick and mortar leaves.

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Too expensive for what it was. Sad to see any business close leaving more vacancies, but no surprise here. Never really saw anyone in there before or after Covid closures

Enough!
Enough!
1 month ago

Another business closes.

Ron
Ron
1 month ago

I don’t trust seafood that’s not sold by the sea. I can’t believe this place lasted 7 years at that spot. That’s a record. I also can’t believe they sell lobster from a taco truck. A roach coach is not the most sanitary way to go, especially when dealing with something as fragile as seafood. Also, weho businesses need to stop blaming their failed business mottos on covid and “changes in the neighborhood.” You are an acquired taste. It didn’t work out. That’s all there is to it.

Alan
Alan
1 month ago

I was amazed they lasted that long. How was this ever a good business model?

Curtis
Curtis
1 month ago

I gotta go to use my Gift Card!