The Livery on Main, a multi-level food hall, coworking space, and event venue slated to open in spring 2022 in downtown Sebastopol, announced it hired hospitality veteran Thor Holm as general manager.
Holm is a long time Sonoma County resident who spent the past five years as general manager of Freestone’s beloved Osmosis Day Spa, and Board President of GSN Planet. As general manager for the Livery on Main, Holm will run the day-to-day operations of the one-of-a-kind gathering place.
“After more than 30 years in the hospitality business, I’m thrilled to get my first chance to be on the ground floor of a project like this,” said Holm. “My greatest passion lies in building outstanding teams that deliver outstanding results. The Livery on Main will offer incredible food, service, and community. We cannot wait to bring this amazing venue to Sebastopol.”
The 22,000 square-foot, all-season, indoor/outdoor complex will include rooftop garden decks up to ten local businesses. The ground floor food hall (The Stables) will feature a chef-forward micro-kitchen concept. The second floor (The Loft) will be home to a beverage tasting room and a lounge, as well as a coffee-fueled coworking space. The third floor (The Rafters) includes an event center with rooftop gardens. The entire building has been thoughtfully designed for collaborating, gathering, and celebrating the best of what the West County has to offer.
“We believe projects such as this one are the resilient and sustainable future of the food and beverage industry,” said Greg Beale, the Livery on Main’s founder and CEO. “As we prepare to meet with local chefs to identify the ideal mix of personalities and cuisines, we feel so fortunate to have Thor join our team. His extensive background in hospitality, his expert team-building skills, and his proven track record of success are all huge assets to our organization.”
The Livery on Main offers chefs the opportunity to showcase their innovative and locally sourced cuisine with a low barrier to entry while sharing the costs of the common areas and back-of-house staffing and services. Each stall will present its unique personality with a variety of configurations depending on location, menu, and compatibility with their “neighbors.” Most stalls will feature local area chefs/restaurateurs looking to expand their brand identities or create a new one using The Stables as a test kitchen while reaching a diverse clientele of food-loving Bay Area and Sonoma County residents.
The Livery on Main is currently curating their licensee mix for the ground floor food hall. Interested chefs can visit www.livery135.com or contact Jennifer Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org> to learn more.