Storefront Report: Highland Park burger experts expand into grocery store business*

New York Valley Market opening in Highland ParkA now closed Highland Park carniceria and grocery in a York Boulevard minimall  has been painted a bright orange and a new banner heralds the arrival of the York Valley Market.

The soon-to-open market is a new project by the owners of Fusion Burgers, the Umami-burger like operation that opened last year in the same mini mall at York and Aldama Street.  Luis Muñoz of Fusion Burger said he will soon provide more details of the market, named after one of the early neighborhoods that now make up Highland Park.

* Update: Patch reports York Valley Market opened for business on July 2.


  1. Love their burgers, but their design skills are sorely lacking.

  2. This is awesome news. I’m glad there is continued development along York Blvd. I haven’t heard any news on the Starbucks at York/Fig, hope that happens as well. If that damned strip mall with the 99 cent store also at York/Fig could clean itself up (with more hipster-centric outlets) then there’d be excellent retail anchors at both ends of York.

  3. The interior of Fusion Burger is SO UGLY. What can they do to make the place look modern amen stylish. They food is good but it’s literally depressing to eat there. PLEASE REMODEL FUSION BURGER before starting a new business.

  4. MHR: They actually DID do a minor remodel of Fusion Burgers right around their 1-year anniversary–but I think they made it even worse inside. The set-up now is really awkward, especially if you’re getting takeout.

  5. I agree. Great food, but their design sensibilities do not go far. They would benefit from hiring someone to work on their interior and a good graphic designer to work on the sign announcing the grocery store. Good design goes far. I don’t think I would try that store based on their signage, but I wish them luck.

  6. Andrew Davenhall

    Awesome News! I love York Valley..

  7. I concur with the positive comments about the food and the criticisms regarding the design details.

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