Micro Restaurants, Bars and Food Operators
In 2018, the Redlands Public Market located in the historic Mutual Orange Company Packing House, will become a food hall featuring over a dozen micro restaurants, bars, and food operators. There will also be a demonstration kitchen and educational classes held inside.
Common Dining Areas Inside and Outside
Visitors will be able to dine in the common dining space inside the food hall, or take their meals outdoors where they will enjoy an educational garden, a living green wall, murals, a water fountain and a fireplace. Diners will also be able to eat and drink inside a renovated 1904 trolley.
Redlands History Preserved
The Redlands Public Market, originally the Mutual Orange Company Packing House, will be historically preserved through renovations and restoration. The exterior will be returned to the original exposed brick facade, as well as many other key exterior and interior features.
The Mutual Orange Company was one of several packing houses affiliated with the Mutual Orange Distributors, a cooperative formed by local growers in the early 1900's. By 1920, citrus was one of the top agricultural commodities in Southern California. Oranges fetched higher prices than at any other time in history - which, in that season, was about 4 cents per pound for the "fancy grade."