WEST LOOP — A Pittsburgh-based company has its sights set on the Fulton Market for its next food hall.
Galley Group has leased nearly 13,000 square feet to bring their food hall and restaurant incubator to 1115 W. Fulton Market St.
The Chicago location — slated to open in the spring — will have five new restaurants and include communal seating, a 30-seat bar offering cocktails and craft beer, a coffee and wine bar and an event space.
Dimit Architects will design the food hall at the McCaffery-owned location, which was once a former poultry processing facility, according to the Tribune, who first reported the story.
The new food hall will let chefs to launch a new food concept at a low costs.
“It’s exciting to have an opportunity to highlight Chicago’s culinary talent and play a role in launching new concepts in such a renowned culinary city,” Galley Group co-founder Benjamin Mantica said in a statement. “Our goal is to provide a unique dining experience for our guests, while also providing a meaningful platform for chefs and restauranteurs to launch their new concepts in Chicago.”
According to Eater, the start-up cost for each chef will range from $10,000 to $15,000.
The company is currently seeking applications for the first class of Chicago chefs to set up shop at the food hall.
The location will be Galley Group’s fifth food hall. Inspired by international travels, co-founders Mantica and Tyler Benson, both Navy Veterans, wanted to bring “innovative food and beverage concepts” stateside.
The food hall development and management company has opened other halls in Pittsburgh and Cleveland. They plan to open another location in Detroit this year.