Glendora Public Market Opens Sept. 26 With 10 Tenants In Tow

Long-awaited, 19,000-square-foot food hall replaces Wonder Bread circa 1948.
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The San Gabriel Valley’s long-awaited Glendora Public Market—a 19,000-square-foot food hall, at 905 E. Arrow Hwy—will open its doors on Saturday, Sept. 26, according to a press release Wednesday. The former Wonder Bread site, which originally opened in 1948, will debut a rehabbed interior and exterior that “preserves the rich history of the neighborhood and the authenticity of the space it occupies while bringing together a curated mix of some of Southern California’s most beloved, local food and drink purveyors,” according to the release.

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Glendora Public Market’s opening later this week includes the debut of 10 tenants: Smog City Brewing (the anchor tenant), Dog Haus, Bushi by Jinya, The Taco Man, Portside Fish Co., Belly Bombz, Penny Coffee Roasters, Boba Break Tea House, Bolo, and Cassidy’s Corner Cafe. Glendora Public Market’s tenants amid the pandemic will offer curbside pick-up and/or delivery, and the food hall’s outdoor patio will be open for al fresco dining.

“The goal from the beginning of this project was two-fold: to provide a dynamic anchor for the community, and empower small businesses to launch or scale,” Jason Hsiao, managing director with Shaw Investments, the developer of the project, said in the release. “Markets have always been a personal fascination: the allure of discovery, letting your senses wonder down the rabbit hole. When we saw the opportunity to restore and revive this landmark, we knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bring a unique and vibrant experience to the area.”

Previously vacant for over a decade, the Glendora Public Market features architectural elements such as exposed brick walls, 20-foot barrel vault ceilings, and wooden truss, all of which are original to the building. “The reclaimed historic space will be the largest food hall in the San Gabriel Valley, offering a one-of-a-kind haven for consumers in the region who want to create their own ultimate dining experiences with quality offerings in one place,” according to the release.

Photo: Susan Pickering
Photo: Susan Pickering
Photo: Susan Pickering
Photo: Susan Pickering

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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