The Eatery food hall to open downtown

Downtown will soon get its own food hall. The Eatery is set to open this fall at 211 N. Broadway in the Metropolitan Square Building. As reported by Feast, The Eatery will open on the ground floor in the former Kemoll’s space. That restaurant moved to the top of the building in 2009, and the original space has been vacant since.

Commercial real estate service company JLL manages the property. Rick Spector, senior vice president, retail brokerage, said the 10,000-square-foot space will undergo a $2.5 million renovation, which would includes a new 1,000-square-foot outdoor seating area.

The food hall’s kiosks can accommodate configurations ranging from full restaurants to kiosks. So far, West County eateries Kimcheese Asian Fusion and Dino’s Deli have signed on as tenants, as well as newcomer Arista Gourmet Salads & Flatbreads.

“We’re still negotiating a few other leases now and still listening to proposals,” Spector said.

Matt Sorrell is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.