Enlightened Hospitality Group to Open Searsucker in Santa Monica at New Beachfront Enclave

July 28, 2014

San Diego's Enlightened Hospitality Group, started by San Diego's own Chef Brian Malarkey and James Brennan - now majority-owned by Hakkasan Group - is expanding it's fabric family of restaurants to Santa Monica's new luxury residential development, Ocean Avenue South, just one block from the Pacific Ocean. This is the second venture for EHG in Los Angeles, with the first being Herringbone at the Mondrian Hotel and the fourth Searsucker location nationally.

Ocean Avenue South comprises two luxury residential buildings, The Waverly and The Seychelle, and 20,000 square feet of commercial space. The addition of Searsucker will further enliven the vibrant new neighborhood south of the Santa Monica Pier, which developer Related California has transformed into possibly most desirable residential district in Santa Monica.

The plaza level of The Waverly, Related’s luxury condominium building overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica’s new Tongva Park, will welcome Joan’s on Third and Starbucks, while The Seychelle will host Searsucker’s first location in Los Angeles. This array of dining options will offer residents of Ocean Avenue South a destination restaurant, a gourmet marketplace, and a premium coffee shop just steps from their home, complementing the array of shopping and entertainment within walking distance in surrounding Santa Monica.

“We are thrilled to announce our first retail partners to join the Ocean Avenue South community,” said Gino Canori, Executive Vice President of Related California. “Each partner will bring its own unique offerings, from a sophisticated sit-down dining experience and a gourmet marketplace and delicatessen to a premium neighborhood coffee house.”

Hakkasan Group is pleased to introduce Angelenos to the Searsucker concept, which is known for its adventurous spin on New American classics. With locations in Austin, Texas, San Diego and Del Mar, Calif.  Searsucker’s Santa Monica location will feature a menu of unique twists on classic home-style dishes, paired with a lively ambiance that will encourage guests to stay long after their meal is enjoyed.

“Ocean Avenue South is elevating the Santa Monica lifestyle,” said James Brennan, Searsucker Partner. “Today, Santa Monica is seeing so many exciting design, real estate and tech developments, creating a playground for both the business professional and creative dreamer. I see the opening of Searsucker as an extension of this blueprint and look forward to making our guests feel right at home in this idyllic location.”

Ocean Avenue South's Sales Gallery is located at 1733 Ocean Avenue, Suite 150, Santa Monica, CA 90401.