The folks behind St. Roch Market are planning a new food hall for the Warehouse District, reports Ann Maloney of NOLA.Com. The Auction House Market (801 Magazine St.) will house 10 independent food purveyors and space for special events. The name of the food hall is inspired by the previous inhabitant, New Orleans Auction Galleries.
The food hall will be housed in 8,846 square feet of space facing Magazine Street. The building also has about 3,200 square feet of retail space along Julia Street. No word on tenants for the retail space yet. Above the food hall and retail space will be eight apartments, reports Maloney.
Maloney also spoke with Will Donaldson, who will operate the Auction House Market
The structure, which was built around 1895 to house Tinker Copper and Iron Works, will have a "coordinated aesthetic" that fits in well with the nearby art galleries on Julia Street, a design that the partners are working with Felicity Property to develop, Donaldson said.
Also, he said, the market's look has been influenced by the National WWII Museum, which is in the 900 block of Magazine.
Construction will begin in early May. [NOLA.COM]