As Simmzy’s closes other locations, Long Beach station remains open

Simmzy’s, whose Second Street location has been a staple in Belmont Shore for nearly a decade, is going through, like so many others, some tough times. Because of that, the group that owns it will be closing two of their six locations, one in Burbank and one in Venice Beach, according to Eater LA. Its flagship location in Manhattan Beach as well as restaurants in Huntington Beach, El Segundo, and Long Beach will stay open.

“Long Beach will continue to remain open,” said manager Jim Lynch to the Post, adding that he was unsure of the state of the other locations, including if the closures at Burbank and Venice are effective immediately.

Since Simms Restaurant Group is one of the region’s most respected restaurant groups—responsible not just for the growth of Simmzy’s but some of Manhattan Beach’s most respected restaurants, including The Arthur J, Manhattan Beach Post and Fishing with Dynamite—it comes as a shock to the local food scene that the group is downsizing after it raised more than $100K to help feed frontline workers in local hospitals.

The Burbank location is a particularly harsh closing as it was a space where Simmzy’s brewed part of its namesake beer collection. With that operation now formally closed, that means it will continue to rely on Smog City brewing their beer on their behalf.

Simmzy’s in Long Beach is located at 5271 E. Second St.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 16 nominations and two additional wins for Best Political Commentary for his work at KCET and Best Blog for Longbeachize, a section of the Long Beach Post. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.
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