The brunch spot of all brunch spots has something up their sleeve and one old convenience store tells the tale.
Owners Lana Porcello and Dave Muller have recently taken over the space that previously housed Great Highway Market at 3633 Taraval St., which was gutted in a fire two years ago. Now, the partners are planning to use the space for a new bread-focused project in Parkside.
Outerlands itself, which opened eight years ago, garnered the attention of the United States with its attention to local-fare, it’s diverse cocktail menu, and beach-casual atmosphere—getting a seat here is well worth the wait. “The project will highlight and expand our bread program,” Porcello said, “in keeping with the style and ethos of Outerlands: cozy, sustainably sourced, rooted to the Outer Sunset and everything we love about being here.”
After the fire decimated Great Highway Market and the Riptide, the commercial corridor on Taraval between 46th and 47th avenues had only two open businesses amidst the shuttered storefronts: Brothers Pizza and Bull Too Diner. Locals in the area had dubbed the corridor a ghost town.
Bringing back some of the character of the neighborhood is what the two fab owners of Outerlands hope to achieve in the rest of the year. Expect updates on the project early next year, Porcello said. In the meantime, head over to Outerlands for a taste of what is coming to Taraval.
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