Beverly Boulevard is about to get a gigantic new injection of restaurants, thanks a huge incoming food hall slated to open late next year. Dubbed Edin Park, the planned project will span two stories (plus a rooftop) and 31 individual concepts.
Right now it’s very early going for the Edin Park name, which is landing at the corner of Edinburgh and Beverly, right next to Market Provisions. In total the building will cover 50,000 square feet, with almost three dozen individual restaurant mini-concepts taking on small spaces in the 300 to 500 square foot range, plus a nearly 1,500 square foot communal area for diners. There will also be a parking garage capable of holding a few hundred cars at a time.
Guests can grab their meals from any of the stalls without leaving their seats
Any possible confirmed tenants are unknown at the time, though chef Octavio Becerra (Acabar, Patina) will be a master curator of sorts. Per sources, the idea for Edin Park is to make things easier for diners than, say, Smorgasburg or other food hall-type spots, where guests have to queue up individually at each new food station if they’d like to try a few different things.
At Edin Park, that work will be handled (likely via tablets) tableside, meaning guests can grab their meals from any of the stalls without leaving their seats. The same goes for on-site alcohol sales, which will be a major component of the place.
Early renderings show some 24 stalls at the ground floor level, with another seven up on the roof. There will be some health and fitness shops in between, and about 600 seats all told.
What’s even more interesting is the location of the place, which sits not far from The Grove and the Original Farmers Market, and almost equally as near to the reborn Beverly Center, which itself is earning a food hall concept under the tutelage of celebrity chef Michael Mina. Then again, some may see the rise of fast casual food halls as an inevitable growth for the industry — and one that other big developer names like Westfield aren’t shying away from either.
Don’t expect anything to happen with Edin Park any time soon though. Groundbreaking won’t happen until the end of the year at the earliest, with a proposed opening timeline that puts vendors (and customers) in by the end of 2017.
8001 Beverly Blvd.
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