In Santa Monica, three new businesses have recently opened and were celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. The first ceremony was held at Oasis Restaurant at 1413 5th Street, owned by Mickey Barnes and Brenda Garcia. The massive space of the restaurant was celebrated, and Oasis also received a $10,000 donation from the Los Angeles Football Club and Pepsi to support black-owned businesses through the Pepsi Dig In initiative.

Two days later, Richard Cao and Hansel Cisneros were praised for opening Bandit E-Bikes, a bicycle service and repair shop with a diverse inventory of e-bikes. Chamber members and local officials enjoyed testing the bikes at the Broadway location, and Mayor Phil Brock was among those who took the bikes for a spin.

On March 28, the Santa Monica Medical Center at 2021 Santa Monica Blvd. welcomed a coffee bean and tea leaf location, in partnership with Providence Saint John’s Health Center. The chamber, local officials and representatives from the national coffee chain were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, as was store owner Jason Park.

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