Restaurant in, mattresses out, medical prices, more – Press Telegram

South of Nick

The Spanish-style building on the corner of Second Street and Santa Ana Avenue in Belmont Shore is one step closer to opening an upscale Mexican restaurant. Over the years, the building has served as a bank, Blockbuster Video rental location, and marketplace.

“We have been unanimously approved by the Cultural Heritage Commission, followed by the Planning Commission for the historic restoration of our historic building – returning the building to its original use as a restaurant,” said Aaron Tofani. He added that construction is expected to start later this year.

“Working with Nick Nickoloff and Aaron Tofani is always a pleasure and this new addition to Belmont Shore will add another great dining option for residents,” said Third District Councilor Suzie Price. “It seems like every month another fantastic new restaurant or store opens and now South of Nicks will continue this great trend.”

night night

The OC Mattress store on Second Street and Ravenna in Naples is closing. According to the manager, Mario, everything in the store’s inventory, except Tempurpedic mattresses, is 50% off. The last day is August 31 – unless they sell out sooner. The eight remaining stores of the California chain remain open.

The hospital in the spotlight

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center has been honored nationally by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

The awards are the result of “Long Beach Medical Center’s commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart failure and stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer hospital readmissions. “, according to a press release.

“We are pleased to have been recognized nationally by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” said Joe Kim, Long Beach Memorial Chief Medical Officer. “Research has shown that hospitals that adhere to these clinical measures as part of the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative have had fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”

Direct flights

Long Beach travelers will have gumbo in their future early next year when Southwest Airlines launches weekly nonstop flights from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans ( MSY) on a seasonal basis from January 8 to the end of March. 2023. Shrov “Fat” Tuesday is February 21, 2023.

“As passenger traffic continues to return to pre-pandemic levels, it’s great to see Southwest connecting more travelers to new destinations,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Long Beach Airport provides one of the best travel experiences across the country, and I’m thrilled to see the expansion of our operations.”

Boeing 737 flights from Southwest to New Orleans will depart LGB at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday and arrival at MSY at 6 p.m. The return flight departs MSY at 4:55 p.m. and returns to LGB at 7:15 p.m.

Grand Theater

Bravo Bravo – International City Theater (ICT) has recently won so many awards that some might jokingly call them “Scene-Stealers”. StageSceneLA celebrated the outstanding achievements of the past year (April 2021 through June 2022) in Southern California theater by showcasing their “Scenies”. ICT has won an incredible 22 awards.

They included: Best Major Theatre, Outstanding Production of a Comedy for “The Legend of Georgia McBride, Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama for a “Dollhouse Part 2”, Breakout Performer of the Year for Syndey A. Mason’s performances in “Seven Guitars,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Closely Tied Keys,” and “Metamorphoses.”

For more details and ticket sales: ictlongbeach.org

Financial gratuities

Bitcoin could well replace the toaster – back in the day, banks offered a free toaster to those who opened an account.

To celebrate the rollout of the new mobile cryptocurrency service, Southland Credit Union members who sign up before October 18 will receive $5 in free bitcoin.

“Following the successful launch of our enhanced digital banking services in 2021, Southland is committed to continuing to deliver cutting-edge technology to our members,” said Southland President and CEO Tom Lent. “Credit unions like Southland have the opportunity to provide safe and accessible cryptocurrency services to our members, and we are excited to integrate this technology into our digital banking platform.”

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