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Wake Up and Smell the Opening: Intelligentsia Arrives in Venice

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We were excited when Chicago-based Intelligentsia invaded the Eastside, now Westsiders can grab one hell of a fine cuppa closer to home thanks to their brand new and eagerly anticipated Venice digs.

Last night they got things started with a heavily-attended opening fete, where the crowd ate, drank, and were very, very merry in honor of the new coffee mecca. We found this video online from the festivities so you can see what you missed last night. Just don't miss out on their killer espresso and brewed coffee drinks and beans. Be smart: Get thee to Intelligentsia!

1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice

LAist's Entertainment Editor Elise Thompson contributed to this story.