DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Construction is nearing completion on Florida's largest food hall.
The Delray Beach Market is in the final stage of construction and expected to open in the first quarter of 2021.
Delray Beach-based Menin Development is in charge of the project and looking to hire 150 to 200 positions to work at the city's first food hall, just off Atlantic Avenue.
Under construction since 2019, the Delray Beach Market has been modeled for a post-pandemic era with new changes to the plans.
Complete with a show kitchen for entertaining, bars, lounges, 200 outdoor dining seats and mezzanine level with spacious and safe dining areas, the market is on a mission to celebrate local food culture and revive social gathering in a safe way. It will also feature multiple outdoor spaces and a four-level parking garage that can hold 220 vehicles.
The hall will house more than 25 individually curated vendors to enhance Delray Beach's tourism scene.
It will also have room for retail space.
Nomad Surf Shop has been rooted in Boynton Beach for 52 years. Soon, a second location will open at the Delray Beach Market.
"Down here it's hard to come by to just, you know, put in a shop somewhere, so when they came to us, we felt blessed that we could do that," owner Ryan Heavyside said.