Boston is getting another food hall — this one in the Fenway, featuring food and drink from the city’s top chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists along with work by rising Hub artists, all curated by a British media company.
Time Out Market Boston is scheduled to open in 2019 at 401 Park, the former Landmark Center in the Fenway that Samuels & Associates is redeveloping.
The 21,500-square-foot market is slated to have 16 food offerings, two bars, a cooking academy and retail store, with seating for 532 people indoors and 120 outdoors. It will be located at Brookline Avenue and Park Drive, in front of the new one-acre park that Samuels is creating to replace a former parking lot.
Time Out Group PLC’s print and digital media is focused on food, drink, music, theater, art, style, travel and entertainment for 108 cities in 39 countries. In 2014, it launched Time Out Market Lisbon in Portgual, which attracted 3.1 million visitors in 2016. A Miami market will open next year.
“We were very impressed with the overall energy of the (Lisbon) market, the great food experience and entertainment,” Samuels principal Peter Sougarides said. “We were very impressed as to how they’re using their editorial curation within their market experience as well, in terms of reviews and feedback from their digital audience.”
Time Out will manage the Hub market’s bars and provide other tenants with facilities, equipment and support services in return for a share of revenue.
“This is an exciting time to open Time Out Market in Boston, where the food scene has been steadily evolving,” Time Out Market CEO Didier Souillat said. “The restaurant sector is enormously supportive of young local chefs — as are we — which ensures … the pool of talent in the city is continuously growing.”