Sunset Ranch Market

On Sunset Boulevard is an outdoor area where you can find a number of quick service options.  Burgers, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, ribs and more all in one central area known as the Sunset Ranch Market.  This area is more than just an arrangement of restaurants.  It represents a part of Los Angeles' history that continues to this very day.

Sunset Ranch Market is based on the Hollywood Farmer's Market at 6333 West Third Street in Los Angeles, CA. In 1934, enterprising farmers started an informal market at the corner of Fairfax and Third Street, selling produce from their trucks. Tourists soon discovered the impromptu Farmers Market, marveling at the array of fresh produce available even in mid-winter, and the Farmers Market grew into a more formal complex of produce stalls.

The architecture is based on the cream-colored buildings of the Farmers Market, with their green roofs and brick-colored trim, embrace dozens of small shops and stalls knitted together by a network of passageways.

 

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