4 New Shops Open at the Barlow in Sebastopol
Fast on the heels of its official grand opening this fall, The Barlow of Sebastopol is nearly fully leased out, making it one of the best destinations in Sonoma County, and one of the finest arts and culinary centers in America.
Four new tenants recently signed up for space in the shopping, dining and wine tasting campus at Highways 12 and 116, and are under construction for a scheduled summer debut. That means the 12.5-acre project now has truly morphed from repurposed historic warehouses and production facilities, to a vibrant epicenter of Wine Country artists and makers.
The newcomers include:
A creation of chef Mark Hopper, the café translates the talents of this former executive chef of casual dining for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group and executive chef at Farmshop Marin into pizza master.
The indoor/outdoor 62-seat space will feature wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza and seasonal antipasti with select craft beers and wines. Expect the pizza crust to be extra special, too, made from scratch from hand-fed yeast.
Have truck, will travel. But sometimes it’s nice to stay a while, too, and so this food truck catering company is parking it at the center, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks, or dessert.
As the first family operated, mobile creperie in Sonoma County, the café specializes in savory and sweet crepes made-to-order in the traditional fashion. That means a Sunrise model of ham and cheese, a Crespella of prosciutto, gorgonzola, black pepper, greens and fresh cream, or a Vegetus of Gruyere, caramelized onions, egg, greens, chives, and fresh cream, plus many other recipes and buckwheat flour or gluten-free flour options, too. The sweet Fruit Explosion is not to be missed, either, packed with strawberries, blueberries, banana, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream.
Juice is good food. And this juice and smoothie bar will make sure we all get our daily servings of fruit and veggies, plus plants, herbs, flowers, cultures, and microbes, all whipped up in 100 percent organic, fresh-pressed beverages.
Supported by the abundance of local organic produce available in Sonoma County, the menu also will feature superfood and green smoothies, probiotic beverages like fruit and herb-based kefir and kombucha, acai bowls, living/raw food snacks, and sweet treats.
Who says function has to be boring? Offered as a “love child from the Mother of Modern Art and the Father of Iconic Design,” this freewheeling store focuses on unique products and artworks for the home space and workspace.
Owned and curated by fine home furnishings expert Jennifer Edwards, the collection draws from local and international artists like Stelton and Piet Hein of Denmark.