Rice Village’s Insanely Buzzy Food Hall Debuts This October

Just last month Eater broke the news that famed New Orleans food hall St. Roch Market would debut a spinoff in Rice Village sometime this year, and now more details have come to light, including the forthcoming project’s name and slated arrival.

Politan Row will debut at 2445 Times Boulevard, combining adjacent businesses into one 7,350-square-foot space. The parent company Helpful Hound, responsible for the original St. Roch Market in NOLA (which is credited with kicking off the national food hall craze) and subsequent St. Roch in Miami, had to find a new name for its Space City expansion after the city of New Orleans sued the company over use of the St. Roch moniker.

Details on the newly formed Politan Row website are scant, but it indicates that two identically named food halls will debut in Rice Village and Chicago. The local outpost is slated to open this October, Will Donaldson principal of Helpful Hound tells Eater. It will have mid-century-inspired interiors and 12 yet-to-be-named vendors, following the model of its other projects. When it debuts, Politan Row will join a H-Town landscape saturated with food halls including ConservatoryFinn HallBravery Chef HallLyric MarketUnderstoryRailway Heights, and the list goes on.

St. Roch Market