The Yard at Mission Rock is preparing for its spring opening, after closing in February for some updates. That includes some vendor shuffles at the year-round pop-up, which is comprised of repurposed shipping containers.
This year, The Whole Beast will no longer occupy one of those shipping containers, handing over the meaty reins to Belcampo Meat Co, the Oakland-based company that has several butcher shops and cafes in the Bay Area and LA. The Anchor Steam Beer Garden will remain in place, though Hoodline reports that there will be a new "pleasing and welcoming fence" for that area, hopefully replacing the prison yard style chain link that has been in place since opening.
Additionally, the cluster of food trucks that has occupied the courtyard area will be swapped out for Crêperie Saint-Germain, which will be housed in a more permanent food trailer with more seating. Apparently employees from nearby business, who rely on The Yard for lunch options aren't always jonesing for the fattier, oft-fried food truck offerings, prompting the trade for the creperie's lighter fare, which include items like andwiches, salads and juices.
There are more changes, like a soccer field, new retail vendors, a movie night, and the possibility of a farmer's market in the works. Stop by for a grand reopening to unveil the changes on March 25 from 12:30-8:30 p.m. with food, drinks and more.