ARTIC lit upThe City of Anaheim has announced it is bringing some pretty cool dining and drinking destinations for the soon-to-open Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) station:

ARTIC® Signs Unique Dining and Retail Tenants for Southern California’s Premier Transit Hub; Grand Opening Celebration on December 13

ANAHEIM, CA – November 4, 2014 – The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) announced today the latest group of dining and retail tenants to join the premier transportation hub in Southern California. Inside the 67,000 square-foot, LEED Platinum designed structure, ARTIC offers a unique variety of transit, dining, retail and entertainment options. All are invited to meet the tenants at the ‘Explore ARTIC Grand Opening Celebration’ on Saturday, December 13, 2014.

“ARTIC will be the ultimate destination for transit, dining and entertainment and we’re thrilled to offer such one-of-a-kind concepts to our future guests,” says Natalie Meeks, Director of Public Works for the City of Anaheim. “The selection of dining and retail tenants truly adds to the vibrant, engaging experience that ARTIC brings to the community.”

The newly signed tenants will make use of the approximately 12,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space available on the ground and second level of ARTIC, in addition to indoor kiosk locations.

“By combining exceptional dining, quick serve options and retail experiences in a centrally located transit hub, we are giving Southern Californians the perfect place to convene with coworkers, family or friends and to start or finish a trip,” says Xavier Colombi, Leasing Director at Lincoln Property Company for ARTIC. “Now you can have a delicious meal or snack and relax before going to a meeting, concert or weekend getaway.”

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Mission Market
Mission Market, a progressive convenience store that is locally owned and operated, offers an excellent selection of fresh grab ‘n go foods and a wide range of broadly appealing convenience and grocery products. Located in the first “In-line” space on the ground level of ARTIC, consumers will also be able to purchase items like greeting cards, periodicals and California Lottery products.

The Alchemist HQ
Renowned restaurateur Leonard Chan, and his business partners, will open three individual concepts in one restaurant space at ARTIC. They include:

Hive Bar – Hand crafted cocktails, wine and rare beer offering

R.A.D. Nano Brewery (Research and Design) by Black Sheep Brewing – Brewery and upscale comfort food including meat pies, gourmet burgers, multiple chicken wing options, and other unique options

SILO – Healthy vegetarian, meat and poke bowls, including organic wine, beer, spirit and food options

Chan is known for launching successful concepts such as Shuck and The Iron Press, at SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa, as well as The Iron Press, Rolling Boil and the Blind Rabbit at Anaheim’s very own Packing House. His three-in-one establishment will be in the second level restaurant space on the east side of ARTIC.

Linh Nguyen, the co-founder of the Ritter’s concept with locations in Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, is bringing Steam Kettle Cooking (SKC) to ARTIC. Specializing in an interactive dining experience, Ritter’s uniquely prepares entrées in front of patrons in jacketed steam kettles bubbling with amazing sauces. The mostly Cajun Creole style of dishes, including tantalizing seafood, chicken and sausage, integrate a regional flare and can be customized to the liking of each guest. Ritter’s has garnered the #4 spot on OC Food List’s “Top 30 Restaurants in Orange County 2014”.

Alongside the Ritter’s SKC concept, Mr. Nguyen will present a brand new dining experience with The Oyster Bar. The Oyster Bar will offer a large selection of fresh seafood and raw oysters shucked live. Its menu will be updated daily in its determined effort to bring the freshest harvests from around the world to ARTIC’s guests.

The Oyster Bar will offer a full bar and an enormous craft brew selection, serving a minimum of 20 draught beers. For adventure seekers looking to try something new, The Oyster Bar will feature several absinthe-based cocktails. Don’t worry about the rumors regarding absinthe, you will not cut off your ear. Overall, Mr. Nguyen’s vision is to offer two great concepts via one amazing experience for ARTIC’s patrons.

These new tenants join ARTIC’s previously announced tenant, The Lost Bean.

The Lost Bean
The Lost Bean is an environmentally conscious coffee and tea shop that offers a variety of organic, homemade food and beverages. Unique to other coffee houses, The Lost Bean sources raw, 100% organic, fair-trade certified coffee beans and roasts them to perfection every morning in house. Designed to bring people together and to create a sense of community, The Lost Bean will donate a portion of its profits from its ARTIC location to local charities in and around Anaheim and will be in a Kiosk space on the ground level of ARTIC.