Grandview Public Market (GPM), the multi-vendor food hall located within the recently developed hotspot known as the “District” in West Palm Beach, will open its doors to the public Fall 2017. The repurposed mid-century warehouse, measuring 12,000 square feet, will provide a uniquely curated dining and shopping experience from a wide range of local and national purveyors.
GPM is fashioned on similar models across the country like NYC’s Chelsea Market and Krog Street Market in Atlanta; old buildings remodeled to create a thriving, community-driven town center with a focus on small and/or independent businesses.
“Trends have shifted from a culture where shoppers and diners are willing to drive from location to location to make purchases and dine out, towards a one stop solution with an authentic communal market feel,” says Chris Vila, a Palm Beach native and founder of Vila Built, a successful renovation and development company and the owner/operator of GPM. “West Palm Beach is experiencing growth as a community through development, the arts, and an influx of young professionals, and we wanted to be a part of it. For GPM we carefully curated select vendors that are as excited as we are to be involved and doing business in such a vibrant, flourishing community.”
Vila saw the need for a modern market hall; a gathering spot for locals and visitors which simply did not exist in West Palm Beach. While the concept of a communal market is not new, it’s the first of its kind in South Florida. “GPM will attract a variety of customers, who will be able to meet friends for coffee, pick up fresh prepared foods and local goods, or purchase fresh ingredients for dinner that evening,” adds Vila.
The 12 independent food purveyors are a mix of established local brands with loyal followings, and two concepts from nationally recognized New York-based hospitality company, Three Kings Restaurant Group, comprised of Top Chef alum Dale Talde, and his partners David Massoni and John Bush. The Three Kings will open Clare’s, a premier chicken joint, as well as The Corner, a Detroit-style pizza spot.
Other food vendors will include Celis Produce, a boutique farm-to-table grocer; Grace’s Fine Foods, a full-service butcher offering an array of heritage breed meats cut to order, as well as daily fresh sausage and prepared foods; Rabbit Coffee, serving cold brew coffee, espresso drinks, teas, bagels and bialys every morning; a Taiwanese shaved ice-cream, bubble-tea, and breakfast cereal bar; Olive Oil of the World, an Italian specialty shop selling oils, cheeses, pastas and olives and Zipitios, serving quick bites including tacos and pupusas. Little Red Truck, which The Three Kings team will also operate, will fulfill the Market’s bar needs, providing beer, wine and craft cocktail service.
Non-food retailers will include Flower & Fringe, a unique and whimsical floral studio handling styling, events, and on-site workshops; and Quinn, who will curate a selection of hard goods including books, candles, gifts and unique products. Located within the GPM footprint, The Loading Dock and The Living Room – the first outdoor, the second indoor – will provide seating, welcoming guests to grab a seat, dine, imbibe, hang with friends, check email (free Wi-Fi0, meet and mingle. Both spots will double as unique event spaces, perfect for formal or informal networkers, meetings, luncheons, etc.
Once GPM is up and running, the plan is to continue to develop additional markets in similar cities within the southeastern United States.
Grandview Public Market (GPM) is within close proximity to Palm Beach Island, the South End, El Cid, Downtown WPB and RT 95. Located at 1401 Clare Avenue, it will be open daily from 7AM to 10:30PM. For more information, visit grandviewpublic.com.
About Grandview Public Market
Grandview Public Market is a proposed multi-vendor food hall (“Grandview” or GPM”) located within the newly developed “District” within West Palm Beach managed by NBH Grandview Public Management, LLC. GPM will provide uniquely curated dining and shopping experiences where visitors choose from a wide variety of food from over a dozen local and national vendors, purchase vegetables, flowers, home goods and shop for meats and pantry goods. Guests will also have the option to take away food for consumption at home. Grandview Public Market is located at 1401 Clare Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida and will be open from 7AM to 10:30PM with limited services. grandviewpublic.com.
About Three Kings Restaurant Group
“We aim to bring each location we operate to life in a way that is respectful of the past, exciting for the present and sustainable for the future. We do this through the concepts that we create, the food that we cook, the drinks that we pour and the experience that we provide for our customers. Thanks for hanging with us!”
Grandview Public Market
1401 Clare Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations