From vacant lot to repurposed food hall, BLVD MRKT is revitalizing downtown Montebello

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BLVD MRKT is an indoor/outdoor artisan food market built out of shipping containers and an adaptively repurposed brick building. Photo credit: 622 productions/Fixè Group.

BLVD MRKT is a new food hall on the corner of Whittier Boulevard and South 6th Street in Montebello. It’s made up of seven repurposed shipping containers, two indoor kitchens, and a beer garden. 

Founder Barney Santos envisions the venue as an incubator for emerging Black and Brown restaurateurs. A couple of the food vendors are in the middle of Santos’ two-year program, which allows them to grow their businesses on-site with access to mentors, classes, and capital.

Restaurants at BLVD MRKT: