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LA’s Award-Winning Smog City Brewing Anchors New Glendora Public Market

The reformatted factory has signed on a lot of other new talent as well

Smog City
Smog City beer
Smog City Brewing [official photo]
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.

Tenants are starting to line up for the inbound Glendora Public Market, landing later this year off Arrow Highway. The first, and perhaps most well-known, anchor tenant is none other than Smog City Brewing, the award-winning South Bay craft beer leaders with legions of loyal followers.

Smog City Brewing Co. is an early craft beer success story for Los Angeles, one of a handful of local labels that have come to make Torrance the hotbed of South Bay brewing activity. Founded in 2011 by Laurie and Jonathan Porter, the couple moved into their own facility in 2013 and, last year, landed a deal to expand a taproom inside the SteelCraft container park in Long Beach. Now they’re jumping northeast to Glendora, elongating their reach with a small on-site taproom. Drinkers can expect the usual slew of available favorites from the Smog City repertoire when the project comes online in the fall of this year.

Glendora Public Market rendering, showing a large brick building with ample parking spaces on a sunny day.
A rendering of the incoming Glendora Public Market
Glendora Public Market [official photo]

Of course Smog City isn’t the only tenant confirmed for the 19,000 square foot property. Other known names include Steelhead Coffee, waffle option Sweet Comforts, and Portside, a seafood shop with an existing location at Trade Food Hall in Orange County. There are a few spots for lease still and several other letters of intent out to prospective tenants, so more to come on this front as it develops. In the meantime, get ready for some prime craft beer to anchor the far Eastside soon.

Update: A previous version of this article stated that Smog City would be brewing on-site, but they will only be operating a taproom.

Glendora Public Market
905 E. Arrow Highway
Glendora, CA