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Downtown's Food Hall Wars Heat Up With New Boutique Option Along Spring St

What to expect from the eight-stall effort, complete with bar, landing along Spring Street soon

Corporation Food Hall in Downtown
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.

Look out Grand Central Market: There’s a new food hall coming to the heart of Downtown. Corporation Food Hall lands at the base of the Corporation Building along Spring Street, offering a shiny and more boutique alternative to the open-air plans of the now century-old GCM.

You won’t see much if you’re driving past the project at the moment, as the whole thing is covered over with scaffolding, but developers tell Eater that the space should be ready by mid-July, if all goes well. There will be nine stalls in total, four on one side and three on another, plus an endcap three-quarter bar at the back and an espresso stand up front. Communal seating will run down the middle, along with a patio that looks out over Spring Street.

Interestingly enough, each of the stalls, which range from 202 square feet to 288 square feet, will come fully equipped with hoods, a grease trap, and everything else needed to run a full kitchen. That means no plug-in griddles and toast menus only; these vendors will be able to actually cook.

The move to bring Corporation Food Hall to life is likely a smart one for the team behind the project, as that stretch of Spring Street is getting more and more activated by the day. It seems like there’s never been a better time to ride the food hall trend in Los Angeles as a whole, with plans for everything from an aviation-themed version near LAX to The Apiary in Chinatown to the big, shining two-story affair taking over a hunk of Beverly Boulevard.

As for who is taking over which stalls, that’s still on the backburner. Most (if not all) leases have been signed, but folks are pretty tight-lipped about the incoming names so far. That said, if you’ve got a line on who will be angling in with a project to Corporation Food Hall, feel free to drop a name in the comments below, or email the tipline directly. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until July to find out, just like everyone else.

Corporation Food Hall
724 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA