Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Fairmont Breakers in Long Beach to open in fall; multiple food and bar spaces (like The Sky Room) included

The Fairmont Breakers—taking over the historic building that lines the southern end of Ocean between Collins Way and Locust Avenue—has what many are hoping to be an official opening date after many opening announcements that failed to follow through: Fall of 2024.
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Bojangles to dip its deep-fried toe into L.A. County for first time with 30 locations, including Long Beach

Bojangles, the Charlotte-based restaurant chain birthed in the 1970s and famous for its Cajun-style fried chicken, has announced the signing of a 30-unit agreement bringing the brand to Los...

Michael’s Market—Naples’s mini Italian deli-meets-grocer—is a practice in sustainability, community

"Michael's Market has always been an extension of Michael's on Naples, of everything we use in the restaurant," said Executive Chef Eric Samaniego, pointing to the former pizzeria space...

Long Beach Food Scene Intel: Maru Maki closes; Small Cafe reopens today under new owners; more

Long Beach Food Scene Intel is a series from Brian Addison that will recap food news throughout the city, both news that needs just a quick mention or repeated news where you might have missed the full features.

Selva’s candlelit ‘test kitchen’ dinners flex the muscles of Chef Carlos Jurado

Selva has long harnessed its Colombian sensibility when it comes to food, but Chef Carlos Jurado wants to not just challenge himself but Long Beach.

First look at what the Telefèric Long Beach location will look like

Telefèric Long Beach—the local location of the 31-year-old Barcelona staple—will take over the former Hungry Angelina space (which closed in late 2022) at the massive 2nd & PCH retail complex in Alamitos Bay.

Crews breaks ground on the CSULB La Playa Hall housing development, part of larger campus master plan

Future 49ers rejoice: The CSULB La Playa Hall development—a 424-bed residential complex being constructed near Parking Lot G4 just west of the College of Business—has officially broke ground, clearing the way for formal construction to begin in June of 2024.

Renderings show off future, renovated CSULB Student Union breaking ground in 2026

The future of the CSULB Student Union—or more formally, the University Student Union building—looks bright as renderings show off what the space will look like following its groundbreaking in the summer of 2026.

These massive Long Beach development projects will alter our skyline, vibe—or both

2024 and the following handful of years might prove tangibly influential in Long Beach development—from how our skyline looks to how our entire vibe feels, be it skyscrapers or bridges, parks or beachside projects.

Alexan West End, Long Beach’s largest residential projects, scores funds to (finally) break ground

In what is the largest residential development proposed for Long Beach, the owners of the massive parking lot behind the World Trade Center in Downtown—the Trammel Crow Company—have scored $200M in key capital funding for Alexan West End, according to The Real Deal.

Construction moves forward on Long Beach’s largest infrastructure project: Connecting Colorado Lagoon to Marine Stadium

The $32.5M project will bring a new tidal flow channel between Colorado Lagoon and Marine Stadium that hasn't been seen since the 1960s.

Midsummer Scream—world’s largest horror and Halloween convention—returns to Long Beach for heated haunts

Oh yes, boys and ghouls: Midsummer Scream, the world's largest convention dedicated to all things gruesome and grotesque, returns to Downtown Long Beach in all its gory glory. And yes, you can expect tens of thousands of cosplayers, horror enthusiasts, warmly welcomed nerds, and some of the most creative minds in the macabre when Midsummer Scream welcomes the ghastly'n'grim come July 26 through July 28 at the Convention Center.

Short films get their due at inaugural Tiny Film Fest in Long Beach

The idea behind Tiny Film Fest is simple: 61 films that are five minutes or less, shown in three programs of roughly an hour-and-a-half. Choose your segment and you'll get a variety of nearly every aspect of cinematic visual storytelling, from documentaries and animation to international shorts and straight-forward narratives.

Dark Art Emporium opens in its new East Village space in Downtown Long Beach

After it was announced that the Dark Art Emporium would be vacating its space inside The 4th Horseman pizzeria and into a new space in the East Village Arts District, time has sped by and the entire crew behind both projects have moved quickly as DAE is officially open for business in is new home.

Long Beach Lost: Club Sylvia, North Long Beach’s queer-fully odd, into-the-wee-hours drag bar

In this part of Long Beach Lost, we explore the history of Club Sylvia, nestled at the corner of 61st Street and Cherry Avenue in North Long Beach. It was the headquarters for drag queens—and for good reason.

‘Cambodian Cowboy’ to lead Cambodian New Year in Long Beach across three days; ends with food festival

Chef Chad Phuong is no slack when it comes to the annual celebration of the Cambodian New Year in Long Beach: Across four days beginning on Friday, April 5, he will host a variety of events that culminates with a food festival at Trademark Brewing that will be hosting some of the city's best representation Cambodian-American entrepreneurs and food creators.Camb

The disturbing, creepy history of Long Beach’s ‘Scorecard Killer,’ Randy Kraft

Following the recent news that, nearly 50 years after his death was falsely ruled as accidental and his body unidentified, Michael Ray Schlicht's body was identified. So we are revisiting the perturbing tale of Long Beach's "Scorecard Killer," Randy Kraft.

Yes, there’s (another) free disco party aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach (costume contest included)

The Queen Mary, in conjunction with Longbeachize and Visit Long Beach, will be hosting a free disco'n'funk party inside its Observation Bar on Thursday, April 18 from 8PM to 11PM.

Rain or shine, Easter Walk Long Beach will continue this weekend, carrying decades of Herstory

Come rain or shine, the 27th annual Easter Walk Long Beach will continue its tradition of uplifting those in need, celebrating queerness, and connecting businesses with patrons—all in a pair of heels.

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