After more than a year of planning and many months of build-out, the Market on Holly, a joint venture by Pasadena television composer Marty Davich and Pasadena caterer Mary Pat Brandmeyer (whose clients include many well-known celebs) is scheduled to open on May 6th, with some of the proceeds during the month going to the Armory Center for the Arts (just around the corner) and the Levitt Pavilion, on whose board Davich serves.
With a goal of becoming the Joan’s on Third (or Dean & Deluca) of Pasadena, the market/café in the Raymond Renaissance building will offer dine-in breakfast, lunch and afternoon menus (including wine and beer), as well as all sorts of takeout prepared dishes and upscale market items. and a variety of entrees, salads and more ready to take out. They’ll be bringing in cheeses from Europe, coffee from Stumptown in Portland and olive oil from Italy, and they’ll be looking locally for jams, baked goods, organic produce and eggs.
This is a family affair—right next door is Maude Woods, the gift/home store owned by Davich’s wife, designer Carrie Davich. So you can buy yourself a serving platter, then walk next door and buy the food to serve on it!
The permit process being what it is, food-service businesses rarely open when they think they will, but we’re optimistic that the Market on Holly will arrive on schedule in May.
The Market on Holly
57 E. Holly St., Pasadena