A few years ago, Chris and Nellie Tran had a vision. They wanted to open a food hall. After much searching for a location, they purchased the former Masonic Lodge in the Mission District of San Gabriel.
By Cheri Cabot
That vision has now become a reality. Delayed a year because of the pandemic, they are now on track to host a grand opening of the “Blossom Market Hall, San Gabriel,” in July 2021.
Blossom Market Hall, a vendor gourmet food hall, is located at 264 S. Mission Dr. in San Gabriel. The food hall will feature a diverse and exciting lineup of different cuisines and foods as well as a live performance stage. The second level will feature community space including a WiFi lounge and dual art gallery and meeting room which will host special and private events as well as non-profit meetings.
The heavy construction is complete, and they have now moved on to finishing the food stalls. Several vendors toured the Hall recently to view the nearly completed Hall.
Jenny and Martin Kim, of Manuyo, will be serving their colorful Korean dumplings, including pork, cheese, shrimp and garlic at their Korean fusion food booth. “We are going to sell Korean dumplings and rice bowls,” Jenny said.
You can find out more about Manuyo and Jenny and Martin Kim’s company at their website, workaholicusa.com, that features photos and videos of their food. The Kims are no strangers to San Gabriel, having brought their color-coded dumplings to the Lunar New Year celebration and the Beer and Dumpling Fest to the City.
Angel and Mason
Helen Chau and Timothy Diep are the proprietors of Angel and Mason, a beer and wine bar. “We are going to highlight mostly draft beer and then wine from the bottle,” Helen explained. “We are also going to feature beer and wine cocktails as well as saki and soju cocktails. We will also serve mocktails for those who don’t want to drink.
“We want to serve all of San Gabriel and anyone who wants to visit San Gabriel. This is our first ever venture, so we are really excited. “We won’t be serving food, but we plan to feature drinks that pair well with food being served in the Hall,” Chau said. They don’t have their website up yet, but can be found on Instagram at @angelandmason.
These are just two of the eleven vendors committed to have a booth in the Blossom Food Hall. Here is the vendor line up so far:
- AK Fresh Roast (Coffee)
- Circle Tea Bar (Bubble milk tea)
- Burnt Belly (Southern BBQ)
- Honey & Hive (Acai & smoothies)
- Rori’s Artisanal Creamery (Ice cream)
- Sushi Rolland (sushi rolls)
- Spotless Burgers (Plant-based burgers)
- Caribbean Gourmet (Caribbean cuisine)
- La Olla (Mexican)
- Manduyo (Korean fusion)
- Angel & Mason (Beer & wine bar)
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