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Long Beach Looks to Add Craft Beer and Coffee to Revamped Waterfront

It’s part of a larger revitalization effort

Renderings for a future Long Beach waterfront
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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 Long Beach these days, as the sister city to the south continues to grow with young new families and a load of great eating and drinking spots around town. Next up on the list of fine places to dine could in fact be the beachfront, with news of a total overhaul coming to several concessions stands right along the beach.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia tweeted out the below images of a revitalized waterfront today, showing off major concessions changes that would elevate the open space to something of a destination unto itself. Indeed there are three massive renovation projects coming to the Junipero, Alameda, and Granada concessions buildings, as listed on the City of Long Beach’s City Manager website.

You can even see some concept artwork of what the changes at those spots might look like. There’s lots of seamless indoor-outdoor walking to be done, along with the addition of cafes, bars, and open seating areas.

The revitalization efforts are a smart move for Long Beach, and come at an almost perfect time. Los Angeles County is similarly changing up the way they handle their beachfront, and down in Newport Beach plenty of folks have been falling in love with chef Brian Huskey’s casual concessions stand Tackle Box. Civic meetings have been wrapping up on the proposals, so expect some finalized plans and construction activity to kick off soon.