First there was the announcement that New York’s Shake Shack was opening in Glendale. Now it’s DTLA’s Eggslut, the Grand Central Central market counter run by chef Alvin Cailan that’s known for hour-long lines.
Both restaurants — in addition to Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Mainland Poke and Philz Coffee — are coming to developer Caruso Affiliated’s retail development at 252 South Brand Boulevard. The retail lot sits adjacent to Caruso’s recently renovated Masonic Temple, which houses CBRE’s North Los Angeles office.
The restaurants are expected to open this fall.
Rick Caruso’s firm, which developed the Grove and Americana at Brand mall properties as well as full-service apartment developments, acquired the Masonic Temple and the vacant lot in April 2015.
Caruso’s head of leasing did not hesitate to state that these eateries makes Glendale officially “cool.”
“We are excited to welcome these cult-cool, new tenants as the latest additions to Glendale’s downtown district,” Kloe Colacarro said in a statement. “These tenants further define the city as one of the hippest enclaves of Los Angeles.”
Caruso offers a concierge service to CBRE’s office workers in the temple. One of its offerings is food delivery from surrounding restaurants. Presumably, that means brokers will get to avoid the Eggslut lines and still eat its signature item, the “slut,” a coddled egg atop potato purée, poached in a glass jar. — Hannah Miet