HOLY HEAVEN. This place is the ultimate!!!!!! It would be a dream if an iteration of @santabarbarapublicmarket existed in San Luis Obispo! "The Santa Barbara Public Market offers everything you can imagine in the way of handcrafted, regionally sourced and sustainably made food and wine— with an ardent focus on local farms and artisanal ingredients." This is a Kendra kinda place! It feels like a beautiful mash-up of @biritesf and the @sfferrybuilding!
WELL GUESS WHAT!? San Luis Obispo is getting it's OWN public market. It's as if the universe is conspiring with me! Oooooooh!!!! This is the most excellent news! Read below:
"Insiders report that development plans to bring a public market, brewery and retailer are underway for the Long Bonetti Ranch property at the northeast corner of South Higuera Street and Tank Farm Road. John Belsher and Ryan Petetit, principals of PB Companies, are developing the San Luis Obispo Public Market at Bonetti Ranch, which will be operated by Mark Woolpert and Darren Smith, principals of Compass Health. The project will feature a public plaza surrounded by historical and contemporary agrarian buildings. The Public Market – similar to a concept in Santa Barbara that opened this spring – is being developed to include locally grown produce, artisanal food purveyors, restaurants and wine tasting. PB Companies plans to maintain the historical integrity of the existing structures on site including the historic barn, water tower and farmhouse. Also planned for the site will be a fourth location for the popular Figueroa Mountain Brewery, which currently has taprooms in Santa Barbara, Buellton and Los Olivos. The new 5,500 sq. ft brewery is conceived as a local craft brewery with 3,200 sq. ft of indoor and outdoor beer sampling. The first phase of the development plans call for building a Tractor Supply Co. store. Tractor Supply Co. is the largest operator of rural lifestyle retail stores in the US with more than 1,300 stores in 48 states, including a location in Paso Robles. Design work for the project includes three different local firms: Isaman Design is designing the market space;RRM Design Group is responsible for the brewery design and Arris Studio Architects is designing the Tractor Supply Co. location. Richardson Properties is the broker. The entire project is envisioned for completion by December 2015." - SLO Business: News & Information from the SLO Chamber of Commerce
Oooooooohhhh! You betcha I'm already schemin' how I'm going to sell my cookbook at this epic location. Can't wait for December 2015 :) Gosh, I'm so damn exciteddd I may explode.