This popular restaurant is located in one of Salida's original historic buildings, eclectic and charming, this two story brick was built pre-1883. The Hesson House, as it was originally named, was a boarding house, with a paint shop in the rear. Also in the early years, the main floor was utilized by businesses such as a barber, a tailor and a cobbler. This unique building has a total of 5,075 sq ft, with the upstairs apartment contributing 1,325 sq ft. The patio deck off the apartment overlooks part of downtown Salida. Over the last eight years, the very successful Shallots Restaurant utilizes the entire downstairs, with dining in the front and middle of the restaurant, and a large banquet room in the back. The restaurant equipment is new and up to date, and there have been many upgrades to the building as well. There is a full bake shop and Blodgett pizza oven too!. If you don't want a restaurant, imagine the possibilities this building ha to offer!What about a mini-mall on the main floor, with boutiques and art galleries,and a food court! This building is truly a piece of historic Salida!