Bynum of the Lakers in Santa Monica
Laker fans will have a rare opportunity to meet Andrew Bynum, one of the NBA’s rising young stars, on Saturday afternoon February 27 in Santa Monica. Bynum, who is averaging a career-high 15 points a game in his fifth season, will arrive at the Discount Tire Center’s Pico Boulevard location at 2:30 p.m. and sign autographs for the first 200 customers. The Laker Girls will be available for autographs and pictures at 1:30 p.m.
Last Fridays Continue on Main St., Free Bike Valet Added
Main Street merchants are busy getting set to produce their 2nd Last Fridays event this Friday when participating Main Street businesses will stay open late with special events and offers again. This event started last month.
This month, and for the next few months, the City of Santa Monica will be running Bike Valet in front of Library Alehouse, 2911 Main. The valet is free and will be managed similarly to the one at the Main Street Farmers’ Market. The bike valet will be operating between 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Among the participants so far: Infinity Wireless, Gioia, ZJ Boarding House, Rudy’s Barbershop, Lula Cucina, Finn McCool’s, Agabhumi, Fedora Primo, Paint Lab, The Urban Craft Center, Enterprise Fish Co., Weego Home, Patricia Junes, Kafe K, La Dolce Vita, The Doves Studio, Natures Grooming & Boutique, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and Animal Wellness Centers.
Some businesses are offering discounts, some are featuring artwork and live music, some are offering refreshments, some are doing all of the above, and more.
“This is an effort to build the success of the first Last Friday in January, in an effort to increase business on Main Street, to create an awareness of the uniqueness of Main Street and the variety of stores and restaurants on the street, and to add some fun to an already enjoyable street,” said Gary Gordon, Executive Director of the Main Street Business Improvement Association.
Patrick’s Roadhouse Keeps Their Lease
Patrick’s Roadhouse will be remaining in its present spot for the next year after successfully negotiating a one year contract.
Patrick’s Roadhouse sits on Pacific Coast Highway, and is famous for its green outer décor and famous clientele that come to eat. However, owner, Anthony Fischler, will have his hands full this next year dealing with landowner Lee Benchay on an extension longer than a year. It was reported that Benchay had received a subpoena related to Fischler’s divorce as one of many incidents leading to Benchay wanting Fischler and the Roadhouse to leave the premise. But for now, the doors will remain open.