Korean Night Market Concept to Be Food Stall in Ponce City Market

A permit application shows that the new stall will join the Market's expanded Central Food Hall.
Korean Night Market Getting Food Stall in Ponce City Market
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According to a recent permit filing, a new food stall with Korean night market vibes is coming soon to the new wing of Ponce City Market‘s Central Food Hall.

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The concept is from Seven Chan and Ken Yu, the creative culinary duo of KSP Restaurant Group. The group oversees flagship brands Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles Ramen, and recently added Bok You ATL to its portfolio. Since it got its start in 2016, KSP has become one of the highest rated, most award-winning restaurant groups in Atlanta, and currently operates nearly 30 restaurant locations across the country.

In speaking with What Now Atlanta, Chan shared that the Korean night market concept (official name still being determined) will be the biggest space to open in Ponce City Market’s expanded development.

The idea is to make guests feel as if they’re actually walking through an alley in Asia at night. To this end, two separate sections will make up the food stall – a bar and a restaurant – with hanging lights over the “alleyway” that will run between the two sections. An artistic vision that if properly executed is sure to result in some very Instagrammable moments.

The menu will include street foods such as kimbap, Korean corn dogs, meat skewers, and other “weird Korean versions of things,” according to Chan. A Korean version of a slush bar featuring cocktails and other really cool drinks will be offered. The concept will also include Chan and Yu’s signature secret menu.

As far as an opening goes, that might not happen until six months from now; but depending on how long permits and other paperwork takes, it could be earlier. And while Chan says they don’t have plans to franchise the forthcoming concept, they are open to growing it in different ways.

“It’s one of our most exciting concepts if not the most exciting one,” he said.

Formerly the Sears, Roebuck & Co. building, which dates back to 1926, Ponce City Market has been converted into a vibrant shopping mall that includes a food hall, living space, office space, and a rooftop amusement park. It opened in 2014.

Korean Night Market Concept to Be Food Stall in Ponce City Market
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Note: This article has been updated since its original publication to include comment from the owner.

Danita White

Danita White is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. Born in Georgia and raised in Texas, she reports on new and forthcoming businesses in the Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth markets.

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