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    Owner of Beachwood Cafe to Bring FIRST OF ALL Restaurant to Former Marco’s Space

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    The owner of Beachwood Cafe is bringing a whole new restaurant concept to 8200 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, called First of All. The new restaurant is taking over the former location of Marco’s Italian restaurant. Marco’s, which had operated in the City of West Hollywood in the vicinity of Santa Monica Boulevard and Havenhurst Drive for roughly 30 years, closed on December 24, 2023. (Before Marco’s, that space was home to Buzz Coffee.)

    Owner Mike Fahim tells WEHO TIMES that First of All will offer a breakfast and lunch concept similar to the Beachwood Cafe. At night, dinner will be fast/casual, where you order your food at a counter and grab a seat. “It’s going to be full dinner service,” he said. “Right now we’re kind of scouting chefs and flying out to New York next week for concept ideas and to find the chef. We’re traveling as far as Mexico to come up with different concepts.”

    The former Italian restaurant space will also get a whole new look. “We’re completely renovating the space,” Fahim added. “You’re not going to recognize it once we’re done with it. We’re opening up walls, and it’s going to have an indoor/outdoor feel. It’s going to take a few months.”

    Fahim, who is a West Hollywood resident, says he thinks the former Marco’s space is a great location for his new venture, which he hopes will elevate the area. In addition to Beachwood Cafe, he owns Sotta restaurant in Burbank and the Sidewalk Grill in Los Feliz.

    Beachwood Cafe, located at 2695 North Beachwood Drive, is described as a stylish and community-oriented eatery, thanks to the efforts of chef Minh Phan and owner Patti Peck. The café first opened its doors on March 1, 2012, serving modern American cuisine with Asian, Scandinavian, and Mediterranean influences, all made with the highest quality, in-season ingredients. According to their website, the café offers fresh farm-to-table fare in the historic Beachwood Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles, internationally recognizable for the iconic Hollywood sign.

    Stay tuned for more.

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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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    Tom
    Tom
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    1 month ago

    Hope it’s better than Beachwood Cafe. Friends and I gave it several chances and it was “meh” food and not much better service. It was a few years ago so perhaps it’s better now. Or this place will be better.

    Last edited 1 month ago by Tom
    Enough!
    Enough!
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    1 month ago

    Best of luck to them.

    TomSmart
    TomSmart
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    1 month ago

    Nice but “order at the counter” and “full
    dinner service” are contradictory

    Curtis
    Curtis
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    1 month ago

    I was thinking the same thing

    Jimmy palmieri
    Jimmy palmieri
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    1 month ago

    It will be nice to have a place to eat for those of us that have not hit the lottery.

    Kiss it
    Kiss it
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    1 month ago

    Congratulations to everyone involved let’s keep the prices low so the places stay open Marco pasta dishes became $28 and $35. That’s why they closed.

    Weho artist
    Weho artist
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    1 month ago

    Wow this is a huge win for Weho. I love this cafe! They have really good food and amazing reviews!

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