The long-awaited Glendora Public Market is ready to open its doors soon. The 19,000 square-foot former Wonder Bread bakery has been turned over by developer Shaw Investments and will now include nearly a dozen standalone vendors as well as an open courtyard and 20-foot ceilings. The proposed vendors include anchor tenant Smog City Brewing as well as Jinya Ramen Bar, the Taco Man, Portside Fish Co., Belly Bombz, Steelhead Coffee, Bolo, plus a boba shop, ice cream spot, bagel place, and a rotating 530-square-foot stand for temporary pop-up vendors. The plan is to open early next month, with a variety of coronavirus-related precautions in place.
And in other news:
— Spago has officially reopened for in-restaurant dining, with weekly COVID-19 tests for staff. And, right on time, Josiah Citrin is doing a retro menu for Melisse/Citrin this weekend that will act as an homage to chef Wolfgang Puck, complete with Citrin’s own take on things like the smoked salmon pizza.
— Atwater Village’s Moon Room (in the former Griffin space) is now open for distanced brunch.
— Meanwhile, Atwater’s Sun Hai Inn Chinese restaurant has closed, leaving a note on the front door that noted the restaurant would be “closed forever,” in part because “COVID-19 defeated us.”
— Shibumi reopens June 24. The star Downtown Japanese restaurant is doing a variety of dishes and even selling swag like bespoke clothing.
— Sweetgreen has opened a gorgeous new outlet in Pasadena at 600 E. Colorado Boulevard, taking over a stunning Art Deco building.
— Imperial Western Beer Co. is back in action as of yesterday, keeping afternoon/evening hours with a new menu that leans into sausages, fries, and steins of beer.
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Today's the day! We're officially reopening for dine-in service with new hours 1-7pm (for now). We're thrilled to share our new menu of bratwurst and specialty sausages complete with giant steins, inspired by the raucous spirit of the great Bavarian beer hall. #ImperialWestern might look a little different since you were last here — we'll have ramped up sanitation, table service instead of bar services, digital menus, and a few ground rules for both you and us; please check them out on our website before stopping on by. Reserve a spot with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming you back!