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URBNMRKT, a grab n’ go deli and future bar, occupies the former loading dock of a four-story building that now houses USC’s administrative offices. Fronting Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles and occupying three truck bays and 7,000 sf, this new urban-chic hangout has its roots deeply grounded in its industrial/operational history while its furnishings and interior design maintain a home-grown, modern vibe. Exposed stainless steel clad walls and fixtures, doors and the bar are juxtaposed by warm bamboo strand board wall panels. Custom-designed leather lounge chairs and ottomans are paired with off-the-shelf tables and bar stools with hand-painted legs. Simple glowing bulbs in custom steel armatures hang from the 18-foot ceiling, which was painted white to mask the old ducts, conduit and pipes.