A landmark in Carlsbad will be transformed into The Windmill Food Hall, which will launch Summer 2018 in a 12,000-square-foot space just steps from Carlsbad Premium Outlets. The iconic building, featuring an old Danish-style windmill, was home to Pea Soup Andersen’s for many years and was more recently occupied by TGI Fridays. Developed by local restaurateur James Markham, who founded the Pieology and Project Pie chains, The Windmill Food Hall will feature multiple food vendors throughout an indoor and outdoor venue.
Markham currently operates a wood-fired pizzeria called Doughballs and Crackheads, a breakfast eatery, inside of Liberty Public Market; he tells Eater that he will be bringing both eateries up to the North County food hall as well as a branded gourmet coffee component. The food hall will have 11 vendors along with a full bar, and there will be seating for over 300 throughout the space with seating options ranging from an outdoor area with games for kids to a cozy “library” with a fireplace.
Bill Shrader, David Maxwell, and Serena Patterson of Colliers International San Diego Region’s Urban Property Team represented both Markham and the landlord, Carlsbad Properties, Inc.