Atlanta’s food hall craze is reaching maximum intensity these days, as plans for yet another dining destination have been unveiled.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, developer Portman Holdings has plans to create a 20,000-square-foot food hall at their under-construction Coda project at Tech Square.
By comparison, Krog Street Market’s main warehouse section is 30,000 square feet.
Slated to open in February 2019, Coda’s The Collective will feature 10 different eateries serving dishes from around the globe. The space will open up to a large outdoor area, running between West Peachtree and Spring streets.
Meanwhile, an 8,000-square-foot, full-service restaurant will open in what remains of the old Crum & Forster building.
The announcement comes just a month after plans were unveiled for a similarly sized food hall farther north in Midtown at the revamped Colony Square. Named Main & Main, that venue will open in 2019.
And earlier this month, another multifaceted food concept called “Caravaca Market” was announced for Peachtree Street at the base of Trace Midtown apartments.
Just a few decades ago, these spaces that have become so prevalent would have been called food courts—in fact, Colony Square boasted Midtown’s first such venue when it opened a half-century ago. But rather than fast-food chains of old, the food halls tend to feature one-off and unique dining options.
- Get ready to chow down, Midtown — Tech Square is getting a ‘chef-driven’ food hall [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
- Another Food Hall Is in the Works for Midtown [Eater Atlanta]