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New Food Hall with Major Restaurant Visions is Opening Downtown

America’s Biggest Foodie Trend is Having a Texas Moment

BY // 05.16.17

The rise of the Texas food hall continues with an expansive new rendition set to make its way to The Jones on Main at the JP Morgan Chase Building in 2018. Dubbed The Food Hall at Main and Rusk, the prime new downtown Houston digs highlight a growing culinary trend across the United States which allows people to experience a multitude of dining styles in one convenient location.

Just last year, Conservatory — an underground food hall and beer garden beneath the 1920s-themed Prohibition Supperclub — made its debut, being billed as Downtown Houston’s first curated food hall showcasing everything from barbecue and crepes to pokë and gyros.

And Houston isn’t the only Texas city that’s been bit by the food hall bug. Following in the foot steps of top culinary destinations like New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., Legacy Hall — a forthcoming Plano food hall — will bring the Dallas-Forth Worth region its first hall this fall.

As for The Food Hall at Main and Rusk, the future venue — which clocks in at 20,000 square-feet — will not only house a dozen food outposts, but also a craft beer and wine bar and an art deco cocktail lounge.

“This is a turn-key opportunity for the best operators to open a restaurant in a buzzy, energetic environment. We are excited to bring this new, elevated experience to Houston,” says David Goronkin, president of Oz Rey, LLC, the operator of the Food Hall. “We are honored to have great partnerships with Houston-based Midway and Lionstone Investments who understand and will help to carry out this vision.”

While no restaurants have been confirmed as of yet, you can expect a variety of eateries dishing out chef-driven plates for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Food Hall at Main and Rusk, 712 Main Street, mainandrusk.com.

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