It looks like that long-term plan to make Grand Central Market an equally viable nighttime destination to balance out its daytime prowess is starting to come together. The downtown culinary hotbed has already turned to evening weekend hours, but now the LA Times is reporting that Los Angeles flagship beermakers Golden Road Brewing have plans to set up a stall inside the food hall as well.
Beer writer John Verive details the plans for the upcoming stall, which takes over the former herbal supplements counter along one wall of the market. There will apparently be room for 20 taps (including a possible GCM-specific batch), and food will mostly come in the form of vegan or vegan-leaning pierogi, of all things. Golden Road owner Tony Yanow is a noted vegan himself, of course, hence the specialty menus at his other spots like Mohawk Bend and Tony's Darts Away.
As for the build-out, the real work should be getting underway shortly, considering the Golden Road team anticipates a summer arrival.
The LA Times story also drops some hints about the future of Golden Road Brewing overall, which is still in the works to start production out of their massive Orange County space by the end of the year. Yanow hasn’t said much about the five year plan for the brewery and pub brand as it expands further with its standalone retail outlets in places like LAX, but he’s been notoriously less than pleased with the city’s plans to enact a $15 minimum wage by 2020.