This past summer, we reported on the opening of Revival Food Hall at The National building, but there’s an all-new food hall coming to town.
Wells St. Market, the latest food hall to set up shop in the Loop, is supposed to be big. The project was first announced in July and for partner Michael Marsal, founder of Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments, figuring out a location for the food hall was the first step. What better place then near The Loop, the Central Business District of Chicago?
Eight vendors are currently confirmed though they’ve yet to be disclosed. Marsal hinted that there will be a mix of local and national establishments in the bunch, including a Chicago staple that will finally have a permanent location. Any guesses?
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The 10,500 square-foot food hall will be located at 205 West Wacker, on the corner of Wacker Drive and Wells Street. The visuals are still a work in progress but Marsal shared that the building design, overseen by local architectural group Holabird & Root, will feature a more classic outer look with floor-to-ceiling windows that will open during summer.
“As we continue to develop this exciting project, we’re proud to bring on strong local partners who have tremendous reputations of being the best-in-class in their respective fields,” says Michael Marsal, Founding Partner of AMPI. “Customers will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious, diverse food options in an inviting and social atmosphere, and we’re confident that the team we’ve assembled will be instrumental in executing our vision for Wells St. Market.”
Food halls are growing in popularity in the city, as it seems that consolidating popular restaurants into one accessible location for nearby professionals is a convenient and profitable move. We’re excited to see what vendors will occupy Wells St. Market and can’t wait to try the delicious variety.