As Downtown News reports, the long vacant commercial spaces behind the Medallion project in Downtown's Historic Core is finally getting an infusion of restaurant leases to fill it up. Headlining the new occupancies is Bigmista's BBQ, a popular farmer's market staple around town, as well as Cafe Uzes, from Tara Thomas who also handles Union Station's Traxx Restaurant, will have fresh market-based cuisine. In addition, there's a juice bar called The Raw Juicery, Bountiful Bakery, and D&D Produce, all of whom frequent farmers markets as stalls around the city.
John Edwards, president of California Certified Farmer's Markets, is partnering with project developer Saeed Farkhondehpour to bring a permanent 27,000 square foot farmer's market to the area that was originally intended for a grocery store. All of this is a boon to the soon-to-open Dr. J's Vibrant Cafe as well as the developing Sushi Zo on the street side. So far the deal to bring Alamo Drafthouse theaters to the project hasn't been completed. [DTN]
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