Over 951 New Businesses Open in Santa Monica

April 4, 2022 3:28 PM
by Jennifer Taylor

Updated November 22, 2022

The City of Santa Monica has approved over 951 new business permits in the past year (October 2021 to October 2022) across multiple industries: health and wellness, restaurants, and retail, to name a few. These new businesses are a welcome and vital addition to Santa Monica after the devastating effects the COVID-19 pandemic had on our community and is a promising sign that Santa Monica is moving forward on its economic recovery. Remember, $7 out of every $10 spent locally has a tremendous benefit to our community and delivers vital services through our libraries, public safety, and schools. New businesses are encouraged to share information about their business with the community by tagging @BuyLocalSM and using the hashtag #BuyLocalSM. Let’s Buy Local, Santa Monica! 

Here are some of the latest new business highlights (as of October 2022): 

 Retail: Aviator Nation (2940 Main St clothing + accessories), Ciclique Inc (1314 MT Ave bike shop), Green Bus (2525 MI Ave art gallery), Kulak Ceramics (1453 14th St pottery), Little Japan SM (212 SM Blvd retail pop-up), ShareTea (113 Broadway tea purveyor) + Trader Joe’s (500 Broadway grocery) 

Restaurants: Augie’s on Main (2428 Main), Emmy Squared (1920 CO Ave), FlapJax (2313 Wilshire), Heavy Handed (2912 Main), Kalaveras (1026 Wilshire), Layla Bagels (1614 Ocean Park Blvd), Lotus Dim Sum Dumplings (326 Wilshire), Osteria del Fornaio (401 Wilshire), Sol Agave (1733 Ocean Ave), Tavern on Main (2907 Main St) and The Brother’s Sushi (1008 MT Ave) 

Health + Wellness: Box 'N Burn Santa Monica Boxing Fitness Gym (3201 SM Blvd), Bunda SM (3008 SM Blvd), Carbon Health Urgent Care (3032 Wilshire Blvd) and Sameday Health (3001 Main St) 

Professional Services + Tech: FLYR Inc (3205 Pico), Kong Labs + Studios (3000 Olympic), Uplabs Ventures (2828 Donald Douglas Loop N) and Writers Boot Camp (2525 MI Ave)

Downtown Santa Monica  

Santa Monica Place 

Main Street 

Montana Avenue 

Ocean Park 

Pico Boulevard 

Other Districts 

Authored By

Jennifer Taylor
Economic Development Manager


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