“While some mall operators are rethinking and upgrading their food courts, others are embracing the idea of food halls as anchor tenants.   This trend alone is likely to drive as many as 50 major new projects over the next five years”

Food Hall Programming

“While some mall operators are rethinking and upgrading their food courts, others are embracing the idea of food halls as anchor tenants.   This trend alone is likely to drive as many as 50 major new projects over the next year”

Garrick Brown, Vice President Retail Research of the Americas at Cushman and Wakefield

As retailers look for more ways to get shoppers back into their stores, Food Halls have become a beacon for consumers looking for a destination for meals and entertainment. The old food court has evolved from being an accent to the shopping experience to being an anchor tenant that drives foot traffic to nearby retailers.

We have unparalleled experience in Food Hall programming and development, drawing on our relationships in the culinary, entertainment and architectural worlds. Our program is composed of:

  • Conceptualization & Planning
    • Working with architectural and design teams on space allocation, stall sizing and layouts, branding/theming, merchandising and alternate mixed use programming
  • Structuring
    • Deal analysis, venue operator and master tenant identification and engagement, management and license agreement development, baseline pro forma development
  • Vendor Curation
    • Vendor mix assessment, underwriting, and curating (local vs non-local, food vs beverage, permanent vs pop-up, cuisine mix, etc). Vendor selection and license execution.

Food Hall Experience – Past and Present

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Cincinnati
  • Denver
  • Las Vegas
  • Boston
  • San Francisco
  • More