Local firm Jaime Partners (Searsucker, Comun Kitchen & Tavern) is overseeing the national rollout and says that the San Diego outpost, encompassing 6,500-square-feet in Market Street's Strata building will be the first to launch, opening by the end of February, though the flagship store will be located in San Francisco.
Bringing a much-needed grocery component to the East Village, stocking fresh produce, meat, seafood and specialty food items, The Market Hall will also include a full-service restaurant with a bar and indoor and outdoor seating. The same management is also behind Caffe Primo, an all-day Italian-inspired eatery that's also in the works for the East Village.
An exhibition kitchen will fuel both the eatery and the store's significant prepared food section, which will offer everything from fresh-pressed juices to grab-and-go items, including salads, sushi and rotisserie chicken. The community market will also sell, and serve, beer and wine.