You've heard about the food-hall trend, right? There's the Second Act Marketplace in the old Red Vic, which followed on 331 Cortland in Bernal, and just recently we've heard about The Market Hall coming to Mission Bay, Market on Market headed to the Twitter building, and an unnamed food hall concept coming to the Castro. Now Eater brings news that the long vacant Hollywood Billiards building at 1028 Market Street will become something that's just called The Hall, and will feature seven separate vendor areas, including five restaurants and a beer-and-wine bar from Anchor Brewery.
The restaurants include: Fine & Rare, a Southern-style seafood restaurant and raw bar with an attached wine shop from a former Bocadillos chef; The Whole Beast, the first brick-and-mortar for pop-up/catering chef John Fink, specializing in whole-animal cooking; Little Green Cyclo, a brick-and-mortar venture spawned from the Vietnamese food truck and catering company;
Raj + Singh, and Indian concept which will include vegetarian and vegan fare; and Cassia, a Moroccan-Peruvian fusion concept from the people behind the Fuki food truck.
Also, there will be a coffee-and-pastry spot called Dignitá, and Anchor Brewers and Distillers will be opening an onsite bar featuring Anchor-made beers and wine brands from their portfolio.
It's unclear if all this will be in the ground-floor spaces formerly home to a strip club and a sex shop during the last decade or if the second-floor billiard-hall space will be part of it as well.
They're aiming for a late-September opening, but that seems ambitious. Stay tuned.
Sidebar, this new concept is going in just down the street from the recently fire-damaged but still under-renovation Renoir Hotel, and that crazy huge new cultural center and mixed-use development at 950 Market.