Moix and Livigni Address The Westside Drinking Deficit

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In spectacular news for the tepid drinking scene west of the 405, Eater reports that Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix, the duo behind excellent cocktail bars like Hollywood’s Harvard & Stone and La Desgarga, have purchased the Central space in Santa Monica. A dusky haunt for daytime drinkers and barflies, the space was recently given a punky refresh and will operate in its current form until the two conceive of a new mixology hub here. The owners are also reportedly bringing a project to Venice called Old Lightning. [Eater]