It appears that Wedgewood-Houston will be the first Nashville neighborhood to get hit by the national food hall craze, as the owners of New Orleans' St. Roch Market are planning to open a similar Nashville concept within the next year.
Named St. Roch Nashville, The Tennessean reports that owners Will Donaldson and Barre Tanguis hope to bring about 10 food vendors to a roughly 8,000 square foot portion of the former May Hosiery Mill property at 431 Chestnut Street. In line with their New Orleans' location which opened last April, likely vendors will include a cocktail bar, oyster bar, a bakery, coffee shop and more, with Donaldson and Tanguis still in talks with local chefs and potential vendors.
Initial plans call for indoor and outdoor seating, along with event space. Live music and pop-up dinners will take place in the evenings, with free Wi-Fi also available. Hours are expected to be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, similar to those of St. Roch Market.
If their opening timeline of ten months to a year holds, this project would open ahead of the Factory of Nashville, the Charlotte Avenue food court and restaurant space that's in the works for the L&L Restaurant Equipment property.
Be sure to check back often for updates as the space, vendors and timeline come more in to focus.