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Café Gratitude Opening In Downtown's Arts District

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Need further proof that the Arts District is the coolest place to be? Well then, chew on this: Café Gratitude is setting up shop inside the upcoming Yards retail space at the One Santa Fe residences.

The organic and vegan restaurant, which already has locations in both Larchmont Village and Venice, will be opening a restaurant at the Yards' mixed-use space, which is also going to be home to Malin + Goetz, New York's artisan Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, a community arts center, and the Manhattan Beach-based GROW Market.

Café Gratitude is starting construction now and hopes to open by early 2015. Like the other locations, they'll be doing breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as their awesome cleanse programs. (We tried one earlier this year and loved it.)

"As an LA-native, it's been thrilling to see how the area has developed in recent years, and we are humbled by the opportunity to join such a dynamic community," says Lisa Bonbright, CEO of the Café Gratitude in SoCal.

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The Arts District location will be serving brews from their neighbors at Stumptown Coffee. The space is sure to be a stunner, as it's been designed by Wendy Haworth, who also curated the gorgeous, bright, and airy space at Gracias Madre.

Rent at the residences at One Santa Fe is hardly what it used to be in the Arts District, with studios ranging from $1,860-$2,010. So, it looks like they are in the right space for an affluent, upwardly mobile clientele.