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Ponce City Market announced an expansion coming to its Central Food Hall in just a few months. Taking over the former Onward Reserve space, which relocated to the second floor, the over 5,000-square-foot expansion to the Central Food Hall on the first floor is set to open early this summer.
The new wing will house six restaurants and retail shops, plus communal seating throughout, according to the press release.
It will reportedly mirror the design of the main Central Food Hall with polished concrete floors, red accents, and elements honoring the character of the existing historic building.
Food concepts will include Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken from Meherwan Irani and Vietvana Pho Noodle House owned by husband-and-wife team Dinh Tran and Khanh Dang, with more to come.
Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken will serve American cuisine and all-natural rotisserie chicken rubbed with Piri Piri or Herbs de Provence spice blends from sister company Spicewalla. The restaurant strives to make familiar food both extraordinary and convenient and guests can expect to find an assortment of sides.
Vietvana Pho Noodle House, currently in Avondale Estates and Midtown Atlanta, is a Vietnamese restaurant that specializes in authentic pho and banh mi made with fresh ingredients. Bubble teas, crispy egg rolls, fried rice, specialty soups, and more will be found on the menu.
Irani and Tran could not be reached for comment prior to publication.
JJ’s Flower Shop will also be relocating to a larger space.
Owned by Founder and Florist Sarah Donjuan, JJ’s Flower Shop started as a mobile business and opened its first brick-and-mortar inside Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall in 2019.
The larger space will reportedly allow for the shop to carry a broader assortment of florals and greenery in addition to having more room for floral arranging workshops each month.