The Food Hall Trend and Inclusive Growth

Season 1, Episode 5

In Episode 5: The Food Hall Trend and Inclusive Growth, podcast hosts Sara Harari, recent graduate of the Yale SOM and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Dan Bitner, MBA from Yale SOM help listeners understand just what is the difference between a food hall and a food court, the evolution of food halls over the last 10-15 years, and the economics of how they work both from the developer and the food entrepreneur’s perspectives.  With Guests James Johnson-Piett from Urbane Development in Brooklyn, NYC and Nancy Halpern Ibrahim from the Mercado de Paloma in South Central Los Angeles, Sara and Dan explore the ways that Food Halls can be anchors for cultural exchange and celebration, for cross class interaction, and, in the case of the Flatbush Caton Market redevelopment underway at Urbane, even cater to a global diaspora while remaining firmly rooted in a local community.  The episode also features a short cutaway to hearing about the role of the Food Hall at the Pythian Market in New Orleans and the work of Julius Kimbrough at the Crescent City Community Land Trust.  Join us for a fascinating and mouthwatering conversation!

Shownotes: 

1. Food Halls are the new Food Truck, Eater blog post by Andrea Strong, August 15, 2018, click here

2. Cushman and Wakefield reports on Food Halls, click here

3. Urbane Development in Brooklyn, NYC  http://urbane-dev.com/

4. Mercado la Paloma in South Central Los Angeles, CA  http://www.mercadolapaloma.com/

5. Food Hall at the Pythian in New Orleans, LA https://pythianmarket.com/

*Photo of the Mercado la Paloma, courtesy of Nancy Halpern Ibrahim

Episode Transcript: 

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