Two years have passed since the well-attended groundbreaking ceremony that was supposed to mark a new beginning for one of West Hollywood’s most beloved landmarks, but still today the once-bustling French Market remains shuttered and empty.
The original development plans — a renovation of the historic building plus new construction on the parking lot, ultimately housing two restaurants and a subterranean bar, plus office and retail space — suffered some unexpected setbacks, according to Jake Stevens, Vice President of Faring, which owns the property.
But Stevens told WEHOonline this week that he and his firm are getting close to bringing the French Market back to life.
“The French Market will soon be returned to West Hollywood as a dynamic restaurant concept,” Stevens said. “We are proud to bring this historic structure into the future as a new dining establishment for our neighborhood, while at the same time restoring and preserving the charm of the original French Market.”