Food hall trend bubbling up in KC, St. Louis

Chefs and restauranteurs in Missouri are turning to a dining model that has proven popular in other markets as they look to open food halls in Kansas City and St. Louis.

In Kansas City, RedWether Collaborative plans to open a food hall in the Crossroads Arts District. The new concept will focus on grooming aspiring restaurateurs.

RedWether was created through a partnership between Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie’s Red Beard Restaurants and hospitality developer Meriwether Cos.

RedWether plans to select six to eight restaurant concepts for the location and stressed that each one will offer a “homegrown experience” featuring local chefs.

In St. Louis, a new food hall to be named The Eatery is planned for downtown, property manager JLL announced Monday.

Plans for the food hall, which the developers say will be the first downtown, include a 1,000-square-foot outdoor patio.

Arista Gourmet Salads & Flatbreads, Dino’s Deli, and Kimcheese Asian Fusion have already signed on as tenants, JLL said.

Read more: Kansas City Business Journal, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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