Newly Restored Anaheim Packing House to Open

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Community Invited to Grand Opening May 31

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The Anaheim Packing District proudly announces the Grand Opening of the highly anticipated, newly restored Anaheim Packing House, a community gathering place and OC’s first food hall celebrating its rich agricultural history. More than 20 hand-selected culinary artisans will open their doors including a fresh veggie stand, juicery, butcher, baker, handcrafted sandwich shop, fresh seafood, Indian fare, pizzeria, coffee shop and chocolatier, among others, all of which will serve in a communal dining hall that spills to outside covered porches on rail cars. To celebrate the culmination of a decade of restoration and the repurposing of this 1919 citrus packing house, the Anaheim Packing District is hosting a Grand Opening festival free to the public and spanning the Anaheim Packing House, Farmers Park, and the restored Packard dealership at 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, on May 31 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on the front steps with Anaheim Mayor, Tom Tait, officiating. Local stakeholders and history buffs will act as honorary docents for the day and provide tours of the historical landmark.

The all-day celebration will feature live music from various country and blue grass bands, line dancing lessons, hosted kids games and crafts on the Park, afternoon hay rides, free lemonade, popcorn and lite bites, as well as commemorative giveaways while supplies last.

For more information about the Anaheim Packing District or the Anaheim Packing House’s Grand Opening event, please visit http://www.packingdistrict.com. Join in the conversation by liking its Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/PackingDistrict) and following its Twitter page (http://www.twitter.com/PackingDistrict).

To learn more about the Anaheim Packing House’s merchants, please visit: http://www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com/merchants.

About the Anaheim Packing District
The Anaheim Packing District, located at 440 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, offers a unique gathering place for local food, drinks and live music and includes the historic Packard Building, Farmers Park and the Anaheim Packing House. The newly restored Anaheim Packing House, built in 1919, debuts as OC’s first communal food hall, bringing together artisan food purveyors in a public market type setting. The Packard Building houses both the Anaheim Brewery and Umami Burger. Farmers Park, an outdoor greenbelt marketplace, is host to an array of community activities including outdoor concerts, movies, and a weekly Certified Farmers Market starting June 1st. For more information, please visit http://www.packingdistrict.com.

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