D.C.'s Food Hall Boom Going Strong
"Food halls, the 1980s-era food court's modern cousin, have been on the rise for the past several years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down in Greater Washington," writes Rebecca Cooper.
There are 10 food halls currently in the Washington, D.C., area, and about the same number are under construction or in the planning stages. These spaces offer entrepreneurs and restaurant startups opportunities to get their businesses off the ground. But more established restaurant groups are also looking for space in Washington to start food hall operations, says Cooper.
Union Hall, which opened in 2012, started the Washington food hall trend, notes Cooper. Her article also includes a slideshow of existing and planned food halls in the Washington area, including Eastern Market, built in 1871, and La Cosecha, a market focused on Latin American food and culture.