Art Deco Building in the heart of Santa Monica reaches full occupancy
Bluestone Lane is the newest tenant in 631 Wilshire Boulevard, the 40,000-square-foot mixed-use property located in Santa Monica. Bluestone Lane, a wildly-popular Australian-style coffee shop and café inspired by the renowned coffee culture in Melbourne, Australia, opened on March 26 becoming the company’s third Los Angeles outpost. In addition, current tenant, Orrick, an international law firm with more than 25 offices worldwide, has significantly expanded its Silicon Beach footprint within the building. Acquired by Palisades, a Los Angeles based real estate firm, in December 2016, the multi-story building comprised of retail and commercial spaces on the lower floors with residential live/work units above has reached full occupancy.
“Bluestone’s bright and cozy atmosphere welcomes guests to try signature Aussie offerings like the avocado toast and flat white coffee,” said Noreen Husain, Operations Manager at Palisades. “The coffee shop adds to 631 Wilshire’s eclectic mix of culinary options. We welcome the community to soak in the warm California sunshine from one of our many outdoor dining terraces while enjoying some of Downtown Santa Monica’s best casual fare.”
A popular neighborhood meeting spot, the property was originally built in 1958 and has undergone significant upgrades and renovations in recent years. Bluestone Lane joins Mendocino Farms, Sidecar Doughnuts and Chase Bank on the ground floor. The second and third floors offer an expansive, more ‘boutique’ approach to co-working/office space with OnePiece Work and other collaborative environments particularly suited to creatives and tech entrepreneurs. The building’s exterior displays the iconic street murals “Beach Day” by bumblebeelovesyou and “Good Morning Santa Monica” by Herakut.
631 Wilshire Boulevard recently hosted a pop-up “parklet” sponsored by the Downtown Santa Monica Business Improvement District providing a temporary public park set up in on-street parking spaces for the community to gather and socialize. Downtown Santa Monica aims to create pop-up parklets at prime locations throughout Santa Monica on a monthly basis to help activate sidewalks and provide additional social spaces to the community.