Opening in the Central Food Hall in December will be the third metro Atlanta location of Vietnamese restaurant Vietvana. Owned by husband and wife Dinh Tran and Khanh Dang, Vietvana specializes in phở and bánh mì, with rice noodles made in-house daily. Other menu items include bubble teas, crispy egg rolls, fried rice and soups. The counter-service restaurant will not offer seating inside its space, but communal seating will be available inside the food hall. Vietvana opened its first location in Avondale Estates in 2019, with a second following in 2020 in Midtown.
Coming in 2022 will be Umbrella Bar, a kiosk from Poke Burri co-founder Seven Chan. The concept will serve “traditional Korean night market foods with a twist,” according to a press release, including kimbob, bibimbap, meats on sticks and Korean corn dogs. Beverage offerings will include Korean beers, soju and “creative plays on Korean cocktails,” like Melona, South Korean ice pop slushies. Umbrella Bar will feature two counters with seating, which will be connected by an alleyway with colorful umbrellas suspended from the ceiling.
In addition to several Poke Burri locations, Chan is also involved in Sweet Octopus in Duluth and Ph’east at the Battery Atlanta.
The restaurants and shops are located on the first floor of the Central Food Hall, with entrances across from The Roof’s Ticket Booth in the Courtyard and through the existing Central Food Hall, by Collier Candy Co. and El Super Pan. Design elements include “polished concrete floors, red accents and elements honoring the character of the existing historic building, including exposed brick walls and open ceilings.” In total, the new wing adds over 5,000 square feet of space to the Central Food Hall.
A major expansion was announced for Ponce City Market in late 2020, with plans to add a four-story office building, additional shopping and dining space surrounding an outdoor courtyard and 400 units of what developer Jamestown described as “hospitality living.”
The existing development includes offices — more than 5,200 people work at Ponce City Market — and residential units in addition to dining and shopping.
Existing Ponce City Market food and beverage concepts include Sweetgreen, Bar Vegan, Pizza Jeans and Eleven TLC as well as longer-term tenants like H&F Burger, Farm to Ladle, Marrakesh and Ton Ton.
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