Celebrate the grand opening of Groundwork Coffee in historic Lankershim Depot this Friday

The historic Lankershim Depot at North Hollywood Station, originally built in 1896 and known as the Toluca Southern Pacific Train Depot, is now home to Groundwork Coffee. The coffee shop has been open for the past few weeks as part of their soft launch phase and the grand opening is set to take place this Friday, Feb. 17.

Store hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. And don’t let the name fool you, they have more than just good coffee. Their food menu includes pastries, sandwiches and salads. I personally recommend the fried egg sandwich — it’s delicious.

Swing by and enjoy a cup of coffee! Photo: Steve Hymon/Metro

Groundwork Coffee is located directly across from the North Hollywood Station Orange Line platform. To get there from the Red Line, exit toward the Orange Line and use the pedestrian tunnel. North Hollywood Station is also served by multiple Metro Bus lines, Burbank Bus and LADOT Commuter Bus.

Metro completed the $3.6-million restoration of the Lankershim Depot, a registered State Historic Landmark Building, in 2014. However, a tenant was not able to move in until construction of the pedestrian tunnel connecting the Red and Orange Line was completed. The Lankershim Depot is also part of 15.6-acre site in North Hollywood that is planned for future joint development.

A media event was held Friday, Feb. 17 for the grand opening: here is an album of pics.

9 replies

  1. $3.6 million restoration and no one could be bothered to use era approriate type for the “North Hollywood” signage? It’s not that difficult to get right if you make the least amount of effort. The building looks pretty and it’s great that it was preserved but the lack of attention to detail is truly regretable.

  2. It should have been a customer service center, as originally proposed by the SFV Governance Council 10 years ago. While the need for service centers has been lessened with TAP and online access, it is still needed for people to get reduced fare cards, which will only increase as the Baby Boomers turn 62. There is no place in the San Fernando Valley where someone can instantly get a temporary reduced fare card (like one might get at a Metro or Foothill customer center after submitting an application) and seniors have to ride to the Wilshire/Vermont Metro station in order to get one.

    • I’d have to agree with this statement. While I get that the nearby Starbucks and Coffee Bean are already open at 6am, this place actually opening up at 6am would mean people can grab something quicker and not have to divert and add more travel time. Other than that I’m happy something was actually done here.

  3. Actually, I was told by the manager that it opens at 6 a.m. Living walking distance from this place I must say it’s a WONDERFUL addition to the neighborhood. We love it.

    • Thanks! The hours listed were taken from their website, but we’ll update info if store hours are changed.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source