There was a second there where having a 90291 zip code almost made a new restaurant seem bullet-proof, such was the seaside city’s demand for a Gjelina alternative. Proving that even an investment just a stone’s toss from the sand can carry pitfalls, Code closed this weekend on Windward, just nine months after debuting as a wine bar and restaurant. The business may have suffered slightly from its questionable names, first debuting as “Dry Tour,” which sounds like it necessitates medical attention, and later re-branding itself last October as Code, which sounds like some kind of K-Town nightclub or SBE’s latest Hollywood hang, neither of which are about to let you in. According to Yo! Venice!, investors in the space may be holding on to the building for a revamped concept.
Closing Party: Code Venice [Yo! Venice!]