Unique food hall model focuses on providing a platform for chefs to develop new restaurant concepts in the Twin Cities
MINNEAPOLIS, (March 7, 2019) – United Properties is excited to announce that Galley Group will bring its critically acclaimed food hall concept to The Nordic. Already in four submarkets across the U.S., Galley Group will occupy 8,748 sq. ft. along Washington Avenue on the first floor of The Nordic mixed-use development in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood. The food hall is scheduled to open in summer 2019.
The food hall will include four fully built-out kitchens, communal seating and an innovative beverage program at the 22-seat bar. The Galley will serve lunch, brunch and dinner upon opening its doors.
Galley Group aims to be fully rooted in the community and will be giving select local chefs an opportunity to launch a new restaurant concept in a low-risk, low-cost environment. Chefs are invited to apply for a kitchen space at www.galleygrp.com/apply. The application link is now live.
Galley Group not only offers chefs the space to bring their concepts to market, but also offers front of house staff, marketing and public relations, overhead equipment and business strategy support.
“We’re excited to be coming to Minneapolis, particularly the North Loop neighborhood,” said Tyler Benson, co-founder of Galley Group. “Minneapolis continues to gain the national attention it deserves when it comes to the culinary scene. We are looking forward to creating a lively space for the community where there will always be new offerings and experiences to be had.”
Located at 729 Washington Ave. N., The Nordic is a mixed-use, 10-story building with office, residential and retail tenants featuring onsite parking. The Nordic also includes an outdoor plaza that will feature specific programming throughout the year.
“The Nordic is the perfect home for Galley Group to bring their acclaimed food hall concept to Minneapolis,” said Gordy Stofer, vice president, office development, United Properties. “There is built-in demand within this mixed-use development, including residential and office components, and, along with the outdoor plaza, the food hall will solidify The Nordic as a signature destination in the North Loop.”
Galley Group will join fellow tenants WeWork, a co-working company, and Ovative, a digital marketing and analytics firm, when they open in The Nordic in summer 2019.
The Nordic project partners include RJM Construction; office design by Hartman Cox a nationally renowned architect and lead architect for the project; Galley Group food hall design by Studio BV; and Greco as the residential marketing agent and partner.
About United Properties
United Properties has been creating deep roots in the commercial real estate industry for more than 100 years. The company imagines new possibilities in real estate to help strengthen communities and create lasting legacies. United Properties provides market expertise for ground-up development, redevelopment and acquisitions of value-add and stable investments. The company invests in and develops office, industrial, retail, mixed-use and senior housing properties. United Properties is owned by the Pohlad Companies and is headquartered in Minneapolis, with an office in Denver. For more information, visit www.uproperties.com or follow on Twitter at @UPDeepRoots.
About Galley Group
Galley Group Inc. is a food hall development, management, and advisory company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. Galley Group partners with real estate developers, community leaders, industry veterans, and local restaurant operators to create extraordinary social experiences centered on food, drinks, and the arts. Galley Group currently has four locations: Smallman Galley and Federal Galley (Pittsburgh, PA), Ohio City Galley (Cleveland, OH) and Fort Street Galley (Detroit, MI). In 2019, the restaurant accelerator and food hall group will open in Chicago, IL and Minneapolis, MN. Visit www.galleygrp.com to learn more or follow @smallmangalleypgh, @federalgalley, @ohiocitygalley and @fortstreetgalley on Instagram for the latest news.