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Clark Street Bread Brings Big-Time Baking Skills to Echo Park

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A permanent space for one of LA's best bread bakers

Clark Street Bread baguettes
Clark Street Bread baguettes
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

There's a lot to like about Clark Street Bread, the do it yourself bakery operation that Zack Hall started out of his apartment in West Hollywood. Now fans of the wholesale operator will be able to chat with the man himself while grabbing loaves and more from a retail address coming to Echo Park in 2017.

Hall has signed on to be a part of the upcoming Echo Park Village project on Glendale Boulevard, just south of the 101 alongside Historic Filipinotown. It's just a few doors down from the old TiGeorges' Chicken address, in the midst of a long run of construction that seeks to transform the entire stretch into a retail hub.

The Clark Street Bread space comprises some 3,000 square feet, tucked into a brick building that comes complete with bow and truss ceiling elements and lots of natural light. The location was an office space for years, but is currently being gutted in anticipation of the bakery's arrival.

Ultimately, the wide room will hold some arranged seating up front and a long counter for selling product, along with a bread wall for finished loaves and an espresso machine. The back half or so will be loaded with baking equipment for Hall and his team to continue their wholesale business, selling loaves to some of the city's most popular restaurants for their bread service.

Though the ink is dry on the deal now, Clark Street Bread won't actually be taking over the space until later this fall, with a planned opening in early spring 2017. In the meantime, you can always grab bread from their small spot at Grand Central Market in Downtown.

Clark Street Bread
311 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA