Delray developer pitches food hall for downtown

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By: Marisa Herman
Associate Editor

Foodies may have a new place to grab lunch or dinner in downtown Delray Beach as soon as next summer.

Delray Beach-based Menin Development has proposed building Delray City Market, a food hall, market and community event space located on Southeast 3rd Ave., just a half block south of Atlantic Avenue.

The idea is to construct a four-story building that will hold about 30 spaces for local, regional and national food partners and chefs.

“Delray City Market will also be home to highly curated up and coming chefs and food operators who may not have the finances to open their own restaurants in Delray Beach the opportunity to be on display and to serve their signature food to an audience of locals, South Floridians, as well as the millions of visitors who come to Palm Beach County each year” Menin said in a press release.

The 30,000-square-foot food hall with indoor and outdoor seating will be located at the bottom of a 120,000-square-foot building. Plans include a 200 car parking garage, designated Uber/Lyft drop-off area and a space dedicated to events and entertainment.

The goal is to open Fall 2019.

The project still needs to go before city officials for approval before construction can begin.

We will have more information in an upcoming edition.