Liberty Public Market, San Diego’s first food hall, is a 25,000 SF space in San Diego’s Liberty Station neighborhood that brings together nearly 30 local artisans and retailers. The different local vendors prepare foods, beer, wine, specialty cocktails, fresh produce and seafood, desserts and pastries, pastas and also spaces for arts and crafts, a test kitchen, pop up diners and education driven events. obrARCHITECTURE helped to transform the space from a commissary and reflection garden to a 21st century hub for culinary innovation. T
he space is filled with handcrafted signs hanging from the exposed beam ceilings and large industrial-inspired lights along the hallways. Liberty Public Market also provides visitors a gathering place to wonder and view original hand painted murals illustrating a timeline of U.S. Naval history. A Mess Hall, full-service in-market restaurant, neighbors the array of vendors and was once where Naval recruits enjoyed their meals. Right outside is a 3,000 SF dog-friendly patio space decorated with olive trees, moveable Adirondack chairs and casual picnic tables.