SteelCraft, a new food-focused shopping center in Bixby Knolls where repurposed shipping containers take the place of buildings, continues a commercial revival of the area long in the making.
Although a grand opening is set for the first weekend of February, the uncommon development has already started to shape up as a place of business. Steelhead Coffee began serving coffee from its container last week, and Smog City Brewery has opened its taps.
Other businesses will follow quickly this month. DeSano Pizza Bakery, from Santa Monica, is set to open Friday. In mid-January there will be openings of Waffle Love, from Utah, specializing in Belgian waffles; Tajima Ramen House from San Diego; and Fresh Shave, serving Hawaiian shave ice. The end of the month should see the openings of Lovesome Chocolate and a gourmet hamburger restaurant still to be named.
The official grand opening of SteelCraft will be on Super Bowl weekend, Feb. 3-5.