There is a trend happening in large cities….to put multiple food concepts under one roof, calling them “Food Halls.” Tampa has 2 of these types of retail concepts coming soon :
Food halls, which bring together different restaurateurs in one communal space, are under construction in the Armature Works building on the Tampa Heights waterfront and at 1701 N. Franklin St., where the Hall on Franklin is slated to open in June.
This concept seems to appeal to millennials and Tampa is quickly becoming one of the millennials capitals of the country:
Food halls appeal to adventurous millennial palates, allowing consumers to sample a bit of everything instead of ordering one large meal. They also offer a retail experience that can compete with Amazon: It can’t be purchased online, but lends itself to sharing on social media.