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|Headquarters||Santa Monica, California, USA|
|Mark Wain and Gary Chau|
Caffe Luxxe is a European style caffe and retailer with its headquarters at 925 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, California. Caffe Luxxe has retail locations in Santa Monica and Los Angeles (Brentwood), California. The company was founded in 2006 by Mark Wain and Gary Chau, who met while attending The Marshall School, University of Southern California where both earned an MBA.
In November 2008, Caffe Luxxe opened their downtown Brentwood location at 11975 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. The two-story Barry Building was built in 1951 and designed by architect Milton Caughey. Despite its status as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #887, it has been targeted for demolition by the property's owner, Charles T. Munger. This has caused great controversy with local Los Angeles conservationists.
In July 2010, Caffe Luxxe opened their Brentwood Country Mart location at 225 26th Street, Santa Monica, California. A historic site which has retained its original architecture, the Brentwood Country Mart opened in 1948.
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