2020 is going to be an important year for the city of Inglewood. The South LA community has been facing large-scale redevelopment (and displacement) for years around its sprawling Hollywood Park campus, including the arrival of the new Los Angeles Rams and Chargers stadium just south of the Forum. And now, as Hollywood Park begins to make plans to formally come online next summer with a duo of concerts from Taylor Swift, the massive area’s food and beverage tenants are starting to reveal themselves as well.
First up is a large 20,000-square-foot beer garden run by Lynne Weaver of Three Weavers Brewing, opening in 2021. Weaver is well-known in the city already, having founded her eponymous Three Weavers Brewing half a decade ago in Inglewood. Her ties to the city run deep, making her an ideal option for the the campus, which spans nearly 300 acres in all.
Per Curbed LA, Weaver’s beer garden will feature plenty of room for on-site brewing, as well as seating by way of outdoor tables and space for live music. There is no official timetable for opening, though the whole Hollywood Park development is slated to be online by next summer.
Update: Reps for Hollywood Park say that the beer garden and Cineépolis won’t open until 2021.
Along with the Three Weavers news, the Kroenke Group behind Hollywood Park also revealed plans for a Cinépolis movie theater with 12 screens. Much like the Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown, the luxury theater will offer an extended array of dine-in viewing options.
Of course, all this new development does come at a cost. The historically black community has already had its own thriving dining scene for generations now, but increased real estate speculation from the Hollywood Park development is forcing some restaurant owners to question their ability to thrive in Inglewood, and to wonder aloud about what type of community will be left to serve.