Highly Anticipated Pine Street Market Names New Restaurants

The Downtown marketplace is on track for a late-2015 opening.

Walking around the Pine Street Market construction site, culinary curator Mike Thelin (cofounder of Feast) and Siteworks developer David Davies shared the market's newest tenants and design features.

Now the interior has been gutted except for its stanchions, and floorboards are being placed over the 1886 foundation.

Located at 133 SW Pine, Pine Street Market will likely be home to nine restaurants, not the previously reported six, and Thelin says he's still on the hunt for a final tenant. In terms of the ideal tenant, Thelin said, "A market is a challenging setting to learn how to run a restaurant, so we have been seeking established operators."

Hopworks, Barista, Ken's Artisan Bakery, Olympia Provisions, and Marukin are all moving in. Andina, which was a potential candidate for the market, will no longer be joining.

When Pine Street Market does open, you'll be able to enter through two large doorways, and inside, you'll find one restaurant sharing the middle of the room with a communal dining area made up of long, beer-hall-style tables.

The other eight restaurants will be set up along the edges of the room, and each has the freedom to build out its space as it sees fit, which means that some restaurants may offer more seating. Additionally, Thelin said, you may be able to order from the market's restaurants from the sidewalk through walk-up windows.

The restaurants at Pine Street Market are all industry vets, but they're all offering new concepts. Ken's Artisan Bakery will be a toast bar that also serves Roman-style pizza; the Marukin ramen restaurant comes directly from Japan, and this is its first U.S. location; Hopworks will serve beer and pretzels; and Olympia Provisions will be all about hot dogs.

Pine Street Market will likely be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. It anticipates opening late November or early December.

Posted on September 15, 2015 at 9:55 pm
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