Disneyland files construction permits for $8 million food hall

Downtown Disney is set to introduce a novel $8 million food hall-style concept, housed in a new 11,000-square-foot building currently under construction. Disneyland submitted building permits valued at $8.2 million to the city of Anaheim in October for the ongoing Downtown Disney project, with expectations for the Parkside Market to open by late 2024.

The commercial construction permits outline plans for a quick-service restaurant featuring four distinct concepts and second-floor outdoor dining. The four components of the new Parkside Market include:

  1. Seoul Sister – Offering Bibimbap Korean rice bowls with a California twist, along with an Asian-inspired breakfast menu crafted by Executive Chef Kelly Kim.
  2. Sip & Sonder – A Los Angeles-based coffee house presenting Caribbean-inspired bites and frozen drinks, founded by Amanda-Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicholas. Sip & Sonder already operates a flagship location in Inglewood and a second outpost at the Los Angeles Music Center.
  3. GG’s Chicken Shop – Headed by Michelin Star Chef Lee Wolen and James Beard Award-winning restaurateurs Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm, GG’s Chicken Shop specializes in rotisserie and fried chicken sandwiches accompanied by classic dinner table sides. The first GG’s Chicken Shop opened in Chicago earlier this year.
  4. Al Fresco Bar – An unnamed al fresco bar located on the second story of Parkside Market, offering craft cocktails, frozen lemonades, and espresso martinis.

Scheduled to be managed by a restaurant company with expertise ranging from fine dining at the Los Angeles Music Center to serving 1.5 million Dodger Dogs annually, the new food hall-style concept aims to enhance the dining experience at Downtown Disney.

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