Get details on Citizens Market food hall, opening in April at Phipps Plaza

Credit: Courtesy of C3

Credit: Courtesy of C3

Citizens Market, a 25,000-square-foot food hall, is set to open this April at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead.

Restaurants will include burger stall Umami Burger; sushi spot Krispy Rice; Sam’s Crispy Chicken, which serves grilled and fried chicken sandwiches; pan-Asian concept Sa’Moto; EllaMia, a coffee shop with sandwiches and pastries; Italian sandwich shop Cicci di Carne; El Pollo Verde, which serves organic chicken salads and bowls; and Soom Soom Mediterranean.

The food hall will utilize a ghost kitchen model for indoor dining, pick-up and delivery. Customers will be able to order food items from different vendors, paying for them at one time.

Two vendors will offer service staff/table ordering in the evening at the tables surrounding their stall. On the beverage side, a local coffee brand will be brought in, as well as a local beer vendor.

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Credit: Courtesy of C3

Credit: Courtesy of C3

The food hall is a partnership between food tech platform C3, and Legends, a global experiences company. Other than Soom Soom, all of the stalls in Citizens Markets are C3 brands,

Citizens Market menus were curated by chefs including Dani Garcia, Masaharu Morimoto, Dario Cecchini and Wes Avila, “as well as a collection of leading digital creators, influencers and celebrities” like Tastemade, Matt Stonie, Cindy Lou and Sofia Vergara.

C3 (Creating Culinary Communities) was developed by Sam Nazarian “to disrupt the food and beverage industry by capitalizing on rapidly evolving customer preferences through C3-established shared kitchens, Citizens culinary markets, and mobile delivery with the next-gen GO by Citizens app,” according to a press release.

Citizens Markets exist in Miami and New York, with new markets planned for Chicago, Miami and London.

The food hall is part of a larger redevelopment at Phipps Plaza, which also includes the recently-opened Nobu hotel and restaurant, as well as offices, a gym and 30,000 feet of green space that will be used for concerts, weddings and other events.

Once it opens, Citizens Market will join more than 10 food halls across metro Atlanta. There are also several food halls slated to open in the coming months, including Lee + White food hall in West End and Halidom in East Atlanta.

A representative for C3 did not immediately respond to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s request for more information.

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