Long Beach-based SteelCraft broke ground in Bellflower yesterday on what will become its third container park filled with eateries in Southern California. SteelCraft utilized repurposed shipping containers on a Long Beach corner in late 2016, and the approach proved so popular that Garden Grove and Bellflower fast-tracked city approval for its next locations. Both SteelCraft Bellflower and Garden Grove are due to open in fall 2018.
SteelCraft’s style has the makings of a food hall, but isn’t. The original is simply a compact container park that houses shops and eateries, with a shaded outdoor space for dining, community events, and live music. The Bellflower lot is 12,700 square feet.
SteelCraft Bellflower curated tenants well before yesterday’s ceremony. Some hail from Los Angeles and vary from coffee, food, to craft beer: Ten Mile Brewing, Solid Coffee Roasters, Lakewood’s breakfast shop Cassidy’s Corner, The Standing Room’s burgers, Neal Fraser’s Fritzi Coop, newcomer Pholanthropy, and Long Beach Creamery. SteelCraft is a partnership with Howard CDM, architect firm Studio One Eleven, and kitchen designer Turpin Design Group.
16500 Bellflower Boulevard