In the Summer of 2018, we got the idea to launch a food hall in our hometown of the San Gabriel Valley. We set out to find the perfect building for it. By a stroke of luck, we found the 1949 Masonic Lodge in the beautiful and historic Mission District of San Gabriel.
We were inspired to dream of a place that is not only a food hall but a community space where people can gather to dine on great food, be creative and be inspired, and experience the special character and culture of the San Gabriel area.
We believe that this project will bring many positive things to the community- to our neighbors who want more quality and diverse dining choices, the passionate chefs who need an affordable space to launch, the families who want a place to eat while their children safely play, the non-profits who need a meeting place, the artists who can exhibit in the art gallery, and more.
Those who’ve been curious to explore the Mission District would be able to visit the historic California Mission nearby or watch a show at the Mission Playhouse next door and have a fun place to dine and hang out after.
The building was formerly used only for private meetings. After some much-needed restoration and retrofitting, it would re-open its doors to the public as a community gathering space for all to enjoy.