City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach Airport Historic Terminal is home to a new café! Earlier today, Little Brass Café Express (LBCX) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its grand opening at Long Beach Airport (LGB). Little Brass Café Express is the only eatery in the Airport’s historic terminal.
“It’s so great to see a local business come to life in such a historic location,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “Small businesses are the engine that drive our local economy, and we’re proud of all the restaurants that contribute to the relaxing, Southern California travel experience at LGB.”
LBCX offers gourmet coffee, specialty pastries, artisan sandwiches, and fresh wraps. It replaces an area that previously held vending machines.
“Little Brass Café is a welcome addition to an area missing a dining option," said Airport Director Jess Romo. “We are pleased to offer a convenient eatery to travelers as well as visitors pre-security at the airport.”
Argosino and staff took great care in preserving and honoring Long Beach Airport’s great aviation history. A few black and white photos from LGB’s archives hang in the new café chronicling Long Beach’s journey through flight. Little Brass Café Express is open Monday through Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“I am excited and grateful for this new opportunity, and I’m delighted to be part of the Long Beach Airport family,” said Samantha Argosino, owner of LBCX.
Long Beach Airport (LGB) is expecting a busy summer and the addition of LBCX will help ensure a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Travelers are encouraged to check their airline’s baggage rules ahead of time, register for TSA PreCheck and check their airline’s website or app before heading to the airport. Download the free LGB Airport app to Apple or Android devices; the app provides information on arrivals, departures, parking, shopping, dining, and more.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.
About Long Beach AirportFounded in 1923 as the first municipally-owned airport in California, Long Beach Airport (LGB) completed a revitalization in 2012 to update its facilities. A new passenger concourse opened to the public and has since garnered extensive praise for its modern design and architecture, local eateries and easygoing travel experience. Recently, Sunset magazine awarded LGB with a Best of 2017 Travel Award. In addition, USA Today and 10Best.com recognized LGB for Best Airport Dining in their Readers Choice poll. LGB offers non-stop service to several U.S. cities while supporting a healthy general aviation community with over 260,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment. Long Beach Airport and its tenants generate more than $10 billion and 45,000 jobs in total economic activity to the Long Beach region with an additional $1.1 billion in tax revenue at the federal, state, and local levels. Long Beach Airport prides itself in maintaining a safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible operation. For more news, pictures, videos and announcements of what's happening, "Like" us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @LBAirport and Instagram @lgbairport.