Time Out has been my go-to for everything cool for years: restaurants, bars, neighborhoods, retail, travel. How did I not know they’ve gotten into the food hall business?
- They opened their first food market in 2014 in Lisbon and it’s been a smashing success.
- Last year it became the number #1 tourist attraction with 3.1 million visitors.
- Time Out’s CEO, Didier Souillat, a Harrods vet, has a retail background which he seems to be parlaying into the retail food biz to great acclaim.
The second Time Out Market location will be in Miami/South Beach, opening next year. There are also plans in the works for a Boston location.
- For Miami, they’ve just announced the first seven of 17 restaurants going into the market, mainly local favorites including Pubbelly founder José Mendín (who plans to be cooking) as well as Maria Orantes, the 25-year-old pastry chef from Pubbelly who is considered a rising star.
- All the dishes at every restaurant will be served on china with silverware and Time Out’s mandate is that each meal — with a main entree and a drink — cannot cost more than $20.
- The Miami market will also have a pop-up space called demo kitchen, where a rising chef can try out a niche idea.
- Restaurants will have one-year leases they can renew, and they will likely change often as the trends change.
- Time Out’s food hall idea is giving independent restaurants a way to to combat exorbitant rents and return to Lincoln Road.
But Miami is also getting another major food hall – this one from New Orleans. Read on below.
The St. Roch Market, in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward, was turned into a huge success by a couple of local entrepreneurs after Hurricane Katrina decimated the area.
- And now, the crew behind this absolutely gorgeous project is preparing to launch a St. Roch Market in Miami’s Design District. (Source: Food & Wine)
- After Miami, they’re looking to open in Nashville and a second New Orleans location, this time in the Warehouse District.