The owners of perennial Outer Sunset dining favorite Outerlands (4001 Judah) are taking over an empty grocery and liquor store to their south to expand. Plans for the space, formerly the Great Highway Market at 3633 Taraval, are reportedly in the early stages, but the newly acquired location will focus on more bread production from co-owner David Muller, whose levain loaves no Outerlands meal is complete without.
The newly acquired space on Taraval, between 46th and 47th, Avenues, was gutted by a 2015 fire and never reopened. That fire also destroyed popular (and rare) Outer Sunset/Parkside bar The Riptide next door at 3639 Taraval.
The Riptide has since been rebuilt and reopened, and is celebrating with an event in early September. Taraval has seen more stirrings of life recently, with a new coffee roaster and retail location of Andytown, a cafe and bakery whose original location on Lawton Street is near Outerlands.
Outerlands has already expanded once before, capitalizing on its popularity to grow into a neighboring former Chinese restaurant space in 2014. There, the restaurant also extended its specific brand of beachside shabby-chic decor, and added 30 or so seats.
The Taraval corridor is about a mile-and-a-half south from Judah and Outerlands, so it’s possible that the new project will take on a character of its own, or simply bolster the current operation. The restaurant is in the process of acquiring the market’s liquor sales permit, which could hint at a retail operation instead of a restaurant.
Eater has reached out to the restaurant to learn more and will add updates.