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The Story of Third Street Promenade: Part 2

25 Years ago,when City officials, property owners, business leaders and community members embarked on a major makeover of Third Street, only one thing was certain: Physical improvements alone would not reverse the demise hastened by the success of Santa Monica …

Retail Therapy

Calling All Frugal Fashionistas

I’m no “fashionista.” Anyone who knows me can tell you that. In fact, I am probably the last person in the world to talk about clothes or where to get them. But I do know the value of the dollar, …

Vintage DTSM

The Story of Third Street Promenade: Part 1

In the beginning there was no Promenade. 25 Years later, the Promenade is not only thriving but has established itself as a must-see destination. The following series follows the history of Third Street Promenade and how it came to be. …

Miscellany

Go Green, Save Green

Sure, you’ve heard that reducing your business’ environmental footprint is good for the planet. But what does that really mean for your bottom line and how does a company actually do it? Sustainable Works, a local non-profit serving the Santa …

Fun Events

Take a Tour Through Time: Vintage SMFD

There’s just something about the past that strikes a chord with us. People have always been fascinated by antiques, but recently it’s reached a whole new level with web archives like YouTube and Wikipedia and Tumblr making it easier for …

Food & Drinks

Ditch the Food Coma: Go Simply Salad

It’s been hot these past few weeks and the thought of munching on a burrito or heavy rice bowl with beef isn’t appealing. So what to do for lunch? I can’t grab a burger or a fried chicken sandwich. That’s …

Fun Events

Santa Monica Centric’s Movie Ticket Winners

It pays to play. Just ask Grace Ly, a wife, proud mother of two, Santa Monica local, blogger and recent winner of our Cinema on the Street Instagram Scavenger Hunt. Grace collected her prize last Friday during the screening of …