La Serenata Shuttering in Santa Monica

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After years of everyone complaining that it’s “not as good as the one in Boyle Heights,” Santa Monica’s location of Serenata di Garibaldi will close at the end of the month. Funnily enough, the space has been snatched up by another respected Eastside empire as Jesse Gomez, owner of El Arco Iris and Yxta Cocina Mexicana, will open his own upscale Mexican restaurant named Mercado this summer in the same space, with chef Jose Acevedo in the kitchen. The more things change, right? [Eater]