A major new addition to Fifth & Broadway, the massive commercial development currently under construction on the site of the old Nashville Convention Center downtown, was announced this morning, as a nearly 100,000-square-foot food hall will now anchor the project.
Slated to open in 2020, the currently unnamed multi-level food hall from The Food Hall Co., a subsidiary of Front Burner Restaurants, will include 30 food stalls from primarily local chefs, along with cocktail bars, an onsite craft brewery, a wine bar, and a rooftop music and event venue.
The Food Hall Co. CEO Randy DeWitt, who founded Front Burner Restaurants in 1994 and now operates 14 different restaurant concepts with more than 100 locations across the country, opened their first project, Legacy Hall in Plano, Texas, just this past December (see photos below). Sitting at 55,000-square-feet, Nashville’s food hall will nearly double it in size.
Nashville certainly looks to be in position to become a food hall boom town within the next few years. Other similar planned projects are The Factory Marketplace in West Nashville and a Kevin Gillespie-backed concept planned for Germantown, as well as Fresh Hospitality’s Hunters Station in East Nashville. And New Orleans-based St. Roch Market is back on the hunt for a new location after nixing their Wedgewood-Houston plans.