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Morgan Street Food Hall & Market Aims for Spring 2017 Opening in Raleigh’s Historic Warehouse District

Release Date: 3/13/2017

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Morgan Street Food Hall & Market Aims for Spring 2017 Opening in
Raleigh’s Historic Warehouse District

60+ Food Stalls Offer a Curated Collection of Local and Regional Flavors

Raleigh, N.C. (March 2017) -- Niall Hanley, one of Raleigh’s most notable restauranteurs, will expand the culinary offerings of the Hibernian Hospitality Group with the spring opening of Morgan Street Food Hall & Market in downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District.

The Morgan Street Food Hall & Market, which is currently under construction and has a tentative June 2017 opening date, will encompass more than 22,000 ft². and boast 60+ culinary stalls and shops offering high quality, chef-driven specialty foods with a wide range of diversity. Establishments will range from stalls with fully outfitted kitchen spaces offering cooked-to-order meals and snacks to specialized shops in a market setting selling food and culinary-related items. There will also be numerous indoor/outdoor spaces with dedicated programming for curated art, music and large-scale special and culinary-themed events.

“The creation of a food hall on such a large scale will allow us to offer a gathering space that let’s residents, workers and visitors to Raleigh a chance to try new foods, from a variety of chefs in a variety of cuisines all under one roof,” said Hanley, owner of Hibernian Hospitality Group. “This space, with its programmable areas for art and music will also help to create a fun and interactive atmosphere in downtown Raleigh.”

In addition to being a destination for some of the city’s best food, it will also serve as a culinary and food business incubator, a place for new talent to experiment and established talent to branch out to be creative in a smaller setting. There will be a communal office support system – a “shared workspace” environment for start-up culinary entrepreneurs.

A handful of dining and retail options have already been announced with many more coming in the following weeks. Current dining offerings include:

  • Oak City Fish & Chips – One of the Triangle’s most celebrated food trucks is setting down roots in its first permanent location to offer signature fried fish, shrimp, calamari and fries all seasoned with owner Isaac Horton’s two proprietary spice blends.
  • Ginger + Soy – The owners of Sushinara are excited to offer dynamic Asian cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients. The menu will harmonize familiar Asian dishes with new and unique ingredients.
  • Cow Bar – A handcrafted artisan burger joint. Chef Dan Yeager brings his wealth of culinary knowledge into play utilizing his time at the famed Le Cordon Bleu culinary academy. Menu items include everything from a classic cheese burger to a decadent truffle burger topped with caramelized red onions, truffle butter, shaved truffles & smoked Gouda cheese, and for vegetarians there are choices ranging from Not Your Momma’s Grilled Cheese to a veggie burger made with curry infused kidney beans & grilled zucchini.
  • City Sushi - City Sushi’s passion is developing a unique menu and creating dynamic Asian fusion dishes that are easily accessible to people of all tastes. Building off the success of our other concepts throughout the Triangle, City Sushi will be known for quality foods and a fresh take on sushi.

Retail tenants in Morgan Street Food Hall will showcase local food purveyors, artisans and vendors with local and statewide roots. Current retail tenants include: The Soaperie – a Wake Forest-based company handcrafting artisan soaps and spa products; Five Points Baking Company – specializing in gluten-free, all-natural snacks without sacrificing flavor or texture; Carolina Fancy Foods – a company that inspires, produces, markets, and distributes fine specialty foods and Avenue des Chocolates - specializing in European-style chocolate bonbons with silky-smooth and delicately-flavored ganache centers.

Morgan Street Food Hall & Market, located in Raleigh’s Warehouse District, is in an area which is characterized by its red brick warehouses and home to a vibrant mix of art museums, cutting-edge makers, innovative technology firms and independent galleries. This area is poised to see unprecedented growth over the next two years and Morgan Street Food Hall & Market will be the first of three major new projects to open in a four-block area – Union Station, a $88 million multi-modal transportation hub and The Dillon, an 18-story mixed use tower are opening in late 2017/early 2018.

Hibernian Hospitality Group is a well-established restaurant ownership group based in Raleigh NC. The Hibernian Hospitality Group’s 50+ combined years of operational knowledge is the foundation for the company’s exceptional track record. Currently, there are two locations of the Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant, Dos Taquitos XoCo, The Station on Person St. and downtown Raleigh’s benchmark nightclub/event space Solas. The company’s next endeavor rewrote the record books as the Hibernian Hospitality Group unveiled the world’s largest draft beer selection in the Raleigh Beer Garden in the summer of 2015. Watts & Ward, a craft cocktail speakeasy, will open in the winter of 2017 followed by the highly-anticipated Morgan Street Food Hall & Market which is slated to open in the spring of 2017.


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