News from Lauren at The Reynolds Group:
The groundbreaking property brings multi-cultural flavors to Old Fourth Ward
At the heart of Ponce City Market, the Central Food Hall is designed to be the most vibrant food hall and market in the Southeast. Similar to the legendary food hall at Chelsea Market in Manhattan – also owned by the developers of Ponce City Market – the Central Food Hall will be a culinary gathering place within a revamped historic space, but with the distinct character and flavors of Atlanta.
The Central Food Hall is the centerpiece for Atlantans and visitors in the know, already filling up with the South’s best culinary talents, flavors and food inspiration. The Central Food Hall will house regional foods and chef-driven restaurant concepts from the nation’s top restaurateurs.
“We have strived to strike a balance of best in-class, artisanal, owner-operated food businesses to match the iconic status of Ponce City Market,” said Michael Phillips, chief operating officer of Jamestown. “Our two-year search has paid off with a highly curated roster of eateries including innovative concepts from Anne Quatrano, Linton Hopkins and Wes Jones.” Openings will begin in fall 2014. Here are a few notable tenants:
Dub’s Fish Camp – Restaurant
Dub’s Fish Camp, the newest restaurant from James Beard Award winning chef-restaurateur Anne Quatrano is heading to Ponce City Market in spring 2015. The 2,275 square-foot seafood-based concept will be a Southern interpretation of a New England clam shack and will be the sixth restaurant in chef Quatrano’s empire. The casual-style fish shack will feature a raw shell counter, housemade sandwiches and steamed fish bowls, reminiscent of chef Quatrano’s childhood in the Northeast.
Chef-owner Anne Quatrano will have a counter facing and engaging the Central Food Hall, adjacent to her counter seating inside the restaurant, where she will also offer a variety of fresh seafood choices. All of the restaurants will have a market component serving high quality raw goods that can be purchased and used to create a meal at home. Spices, sauces, raw proteins, fresh produce and ready-to-cook meals can be purchased within the Central Food Hall in addition to the artisanal prepared and ready-to-eat foods from the restaurants and booths. This allows guests to see the parts of the whole meals they are eating, and the Central Food Hall will be a place of learning and experience, not just a place to eat or shop.
H&F Burger – restaurant
Chef-restaurateur Linton Hopkins of Atlanta’s Holeman & Finch and Restaurant Eugene will debut his latest concept, H&F Burger, in spring 2015. At 1,543 square feet, the restaurant will provide a glimpse into the world of the famous H&F burger and fries by the James Beard Award winning chef. Hopkins will also debut a 420 square-foot outpost of his acclaimed H&F Bakery offering freshly baked breads and baked goods.
Jia – Restaurant
Jia is an authentic Szechuan concept from the operators of Tasty China and Peter Cheng’s Tasty China 2, Dahe Yang and chef Jiguo Jiang. The 1,950 square-foot space will debut in winter 2014.
Honeysuckle Gelato – Kiosk
Ponce City Market will play host to the first brick-and-mortar location of Honeysuckle Gelato from chef-owner Wes Jones. To add to the unique character of the Atlanta-based company, the Ponce City Market location will introduce new products to the city such as gelato popsicles, sandwiches, floats and more. The 182 square-foot store is expected to open in spring 2015.
Simply Seoul Kitchen – Kiosk
Chefs and co-owners Hannah Chung and Grace Lee are bringing artisanal kimchee, sauces and Korean steamed buns to a 233 square-foot space in Ponce City Market’s Food Hall beginning spring 2015.
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
(artist’s rendering courtesy of their facebook page)