A new sandwich shop will replace Glencrest BBQ at 1146 Abbot Kinney Blvd. and should be open by late April.
Glencrest had been in business for about 25 years, and held its farewell party last week. The new deli, named Belly Up, will serve items like BBQ pork belly, chopped brisket sandwiches and fried pickles.
Glencrest BBQ is one of several restaurants that has recently left Abbot Kinney Boulevard due to the increasing rent – the building was recently sold.
The rising rents have also recently driven out Jin Patisserie, which will be closing its cafe later this month and will sell through its wholesale warehouse. The pastry shop’s rent is set to increase from $6,000 a month to about $40,000 per month, a figure that owner Kristy Choo said was beyond her means.