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    Kale Me Crazy Listed for Sublease After Less than a Year in WeHo

    Kale Me Crazy Superfood Cafe, at 8801 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, has been listed for sublease after operating in the heart of WeHo’s Rainbow District for less than a year. Realtor Ariadna Mencias of CBI Commercial Brokers International listed the 1,602 Square Foot space as turnkey restaurant with a negotiable going rate for a space.

    It took the restaurant and juice bar years to open due to delays from the pandemic. They opened in late June of 2023. Mencias of CBI (the same realtor that listed Marco’s Trattoria) listed Kale Me Crazy for sublease this week, on Monday, April 8, 2024.

    According to their website, Kale Me Crazy locations operate with a cold kitchen and therefore, their start-up costs are lower than average. For a single unit, the franchise fee is $40,000. Royalties are 6% of total gross receipts. Their estimated initial investment is $295,524 to $462,896 per location. They don’t utilize hoods, fryers and large grease traps that increase costs. They offer stores that are clean, bright, and appealing to their customers without being overly complicated. They specialize in single and multiple unit franchise packages.

    Kale me Crazy in West Hollywood is the first location to open in the West Coast. There are roughly 25 locations mostly located in the southeast.

    The Kale Me Crazy Story:

    Kale Me Crazy was born out of a personal desire by Founder and CEO, Roi Shlomo, to change his diet. Several years ago, a documentary about GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) changed his life. He learned of additives, growth hormones, and other chemically altered processes prominent in the food industry so he set out to fulfill an all-organic diet. What surprised him was that there were so few places to eat this way, and when he did find one, the food wasn’t good.

    He began to work on recipes in his kitchen for a new franchise concept. He wanted everyone to have healthy food choices. At the time, he was the owner and Franchisor of Yogli Mogli, a frozen yogurt franchise popular in the southeast. For two years he devoted as much time as possible creating for nutritious food that taste good.

    In the winter of 2013, Kale Me Crazy was born with a different and innovative concept. Once their doors opened, community excitement for healthy options gained momentum.

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    Paulo Murillo
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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Kevin
    Kevin
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    1 month ago

    I alway wonder how these salad places think they can make it when you can go to Trader Joe’s and get a ton of different fresh salads for 4-6 dollars.

    sell whats wanted
    sell whats wanted
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    1 month ago

    stay open later and have more sanck and carry options would be good.

    Kiss it
    Kiss it
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    1 month ago

    They close at 8 PM every day. This town does not start operating until 8 PM so when people would come in the place is closed and the daytime no one’s there cause they’re all out working these lazy retards need to know to stay up until 2 AM.

    Dante
    Dante
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    1 month ago

    Love the food, poke, and smoothies.
    Sad day !

    Logan
    Logan
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    1 month ago

    The food wasn’t great, so people
    stopped coming. Pretty simple

    Veto
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    Reply to  Logan
    1 month ago

    Their food was not great, but don’t let the chamber hear you say that. They will blame minimum wage and PTO for part-time workers.

    Jerome Cleary
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    1 month ago

    omg

    Natasha
    Natasha
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    1 month ago

    I think Roi realized it’s too costly to operate in WEHO. It’s a great concept so it’s too bad they feel the need to close it. We need more better for you restaurants but with high rents and high labor costs it’s becoming nearly impossible to operate these small businesses and remain profitable. Politicians have no clue about what is required to run a business. They just pass all these feel good laws not understanding the real life consequences of them.

    sdfds
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    Reply to  Natasha
    1 month ago

    When rising overhead costs outweigh profit 🙁

    Most of the one off restaurants and shops will be closing this year if their business model is not sustainable with current economy. All businesses will need to provide their staff with at least $20/hr or they’ll start walking.

    angry gay pope
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    1 month ago

    Whoever is responsible for KALE deserves every loss they get. Who would have thought that a restaurant based on KALE WOULD FALE? Kale is stupid.

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    1 month ago

    It’s unbelievable how quickly businesses are closing after they open these days. I guess they give it their best shot, but in this town, the cards are stacked against them.

    Veto
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    Reply to  Enough!
    1 month ago

    I don’t remember reading that this business was closing.

    Mike
    Mike
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    1 month ago

    Bad location. They should have taken the old Coffee Bean or Starbucks space.

    Matthew Flanagan
    Matthew Flanagan
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    1 month ago

    Did anyone ever question its success?

    Bryce
    Bryce
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    1 month ago

    Make me a sandwich

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    Curtis
    Curtis
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    1 month ago

    I pass it all the time & never see anyone inside

    sadbuttrue
    sadbuttrue
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    1 month ago

    HEH. Sad its an every day closure occurring. Can’t believe Louis Vuitton already closed too!

    P S
    P S
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    Reply to  sadbuttrue
    1 month ago

    Louis Vuitton was always meant to be a pop-up. It would of been nice if they extended their lease due to their success. Maybe the amount of security guards they needed in that location didn’t make sense. But agree, these closures are sad.

    Last edited 1 month ago by P S
    Veto
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    Reply to  sadbuttrue
    1 month ago

    Nobody said it was closing and Louis Vuitton was a pop-up. The way pop-ups work is they are not permanent.

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