One of the main reasons Beer Belly owner Jimmy Han wanted to open a second location in Long Beach is because of the growing, tight-knit beer-loving community already here, but it’s not just about fitting in. Han plans to contribute to that growth, adding a welcome dimension to 3rd Street and Long Beach Boulevard.
Jan van Dijs, the adaptive reuse master of Long Beach, had been courting owner Jimmy Han for years ever since van Dijs completely revitalized the architectural value of the southwest corner of 3rd and Long Beach Blvd. What was once a bland, giant furniture store has now become a hub for unique-to-SoCal businesses to flourish.
Koreatown’s favorite savory food and craft beer standby Beer Belly is officially kicking off its Long Beach operations with a grand opening on Friday, November 11, its creators announced today.