TRADITION PASSES FROM ONE FAMILY OF LOCAL RESTAURATEURS TO ANOTHER AT HISTORIC PORT OF LOS ANGELES PROPERTY
Trani Family to Open New Dockside Station Restaurant at the Site of Former Iconic Canetti’s Seafood Grotto, Housed in Original U.S. Immigration Station Building
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – July 1, 2021 – Local tradition continues to flourish on the LA Waterfront, as the historic U.S. Immigration Station building at 22nd near Signal Street at the Port of Los Angeles will soon offer a new dining location called Trani’s Dockside Station.
The ground-floor restaurant concept is being built by the Trani family of San Pedro, owners of the popular J. Trani’s Ristorante on 9th Street in San Pedro. Trani’s Dockside Station will be located at the former Canetti’s Seafood Grotto, a legendary eatery that occupied a portion of the 100-year-old building from the 1950s to 2010.
“From one generation to the next, we’re so pleased to see San Pedro’s culinary traditions thrive,” said Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi. “This iconic location where the Trani family is creating their new restaurant is steeped in San Pedro and Port history that will continue to be honored and celebrated.”
“We’re very excited about the many bits and pieces of historic San Pedro that we’ll be incorporating here at the restaurant,” said Trani’s Dockside Stations’ executive chef Dustin Trani. “San Pedro is a unique town, unlike any other. To watch it grow and see it moving forward, and to be front-and-center right here with all the LA Waterfront development going on … we’re going to have a front row seat!”
Trani’s Dockside Station will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering guests both indoor and outside dining. Slated to open in summer 2022, the restaurant will showcase a variety of historic San Pedro memorabilia. Its unique features will include a Joe Canetti Oyster Bar, paying homage to the late Canetti, a long-time family friend who died in 2017.
“As we continue to build and activate the LA Waterfront, this historic space ties in many elements —local businesses, the past of the commercial fishing industry, as well as the history and exciting future of San Pedro,” said Mike Galvin, director of the Port’s Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate Division. “This unique dining concept incorporates historic elements that pay tribute to a long-time central meeting place for many locals, especially generations of fishermen.”
North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $259 billion in trade during 2020. San Pedro Bay port complex operations and commerce facilitate one in nine jobs across the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura. The Port of Los Angeles has remained open with all terminals operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.