Liberty Public Market Opens With Shopping, Restaurants, Beer and Wine

A highly-anticipated new public marketplace featuring a restaurant, wine bar, beer shop and a number of merchants opened its doors at Liberty Station on Monday.

The market, located at the former site of the Naval training center across from Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The 35,000-square-foot venue – a historic, warehouse-style building originally built as the Naval Training Center’s commissary in 1921 – has the capacity to house more than 30 purveyors.

The indoor and outdoor marketplace will include restaurants and shopping and has a liquor license to allow adult shoppers to browse with drink in hand.

The vendors, a list of more than 18, include Mama Made Thai, Crafted Baked Good, Bread & Butter and a locally-sourced produce section.

You can imbibe at the Grape Smuggler wine bar or the Bottlecraft boutique beer shop.

In addition, an oversized section dedicated to fresh produce is also open inside the market, offering a fresh, seasonal selection of fruits and vegetables all from San Diego farms.

The marketplace – a $3 million collaboration between operating group Blue Bridge Hospitality and developer The McMillin Companies – aims to be reminiscent of public markets in other cities, such as Napa’s Oxbow Public Market or Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market.

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