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Future Downtown Food Hall Adds Ice Cream, Sushi, Ramen, and Barbecue to Lineup

The second wave of restaurants: Edley’s, Hattie Jane’s Creamery, plus ramen and sushi from Seed Hospitality


The Food Hall Co. announced today the second wave of tenants for the future food hall at downtown’s Fifth + Broadway mixed-use development.

Next up for the 100,000-square-foot food hall at 5055 Broadway? Ice cream from small batch scoop shop Hattie Jane’s Creamery, brisket from Edley’s Bar-b-que, and two unnamed concepts from Seed Hospitality (who brought Tennessee Japanese-inspired The Green Pheasant and Two Ten Jack alongside husband-wife chef duo Jessica Benefield and Trey Burnette).

One of the Seed Hospitality food hall spots explores Japanese street food and shares ramen from Two Ten Jack. The other is a new sushi bar for Nashville —with 26 seats and a sake program curated by The Green Pheasant’s beverage director, Kynsey Hunter, the state’s only kikisake-shi, or sake sommelier. Seed Hospitality’s Patrick Burke says the idea of a food hall brings back childhood memories for him, and he’s excited to introduce two new Japanese concepts to Music City, “ When I was a child I lived in London, England, and have vivid memories of visits to the Harrod’s food hall and its endless variety of food wonders. What excites me about the Food Hall opening in downtown Nashville is that it presents a fantastic pre-game, pre-show or pre-Honky Tonkin’ option for casual dining, which is desperately needed on Lower Broadway.”

Edley’s co-owner Will Newman says he also believes the food hall will transform downtown’s dining scene for the better, adding “We are excited to be part of an amazing offering of Nashville restaurants. Edley’s will offer all of our smoked meats with an emphasis on serving our guests with superior brisket all day long.”

Slated to open in 2020, the still unnamed food hall will occupy nearly 100,000-square-feet and will feature more than 20 local restaurant partners, cocktail bars, full-service restaurants, plus an expansive rooftop event and music venue.

The Food Hall Co. is carefully curating the list of regionally based chefs, restaurateurs and entrepreneurs to accurately represent Nashville dining for an entirely new Nashville experience, explains David Daniels, senior vice president of marketing. Daniels says “What excites me most about this location is that we truly believe we are bringing another amenity to the downtown core, complementary to what’s already there.”

The latest announcement of restaurant partners joins an esteemed list that also features Prince’s Hot Chicken, The Pharmacy Burger, and The Donut + Dog. Additional restaurants, along with an official name, will be announced leading up to the food hall’s opening in Summer 2020.

Fifth + Broadway is one of the largest single mixed-use developments in the history of Nashville and state of Tennessee. The transformative downtown project (replacing the 6.2-acre Nashville Convention Center site) will deliver 200,000-square-feet of strategically important retail and entertainment, the 55,000-square-foot National Museum for African American Music, office space, residential unit and importantly, over 2,000 parking spaces.