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It Looks Like Yet Another Food Hall Is in the Works for Houston

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Politan Row is Houston’s newest food hall, but it won’t be its last
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It looks like Houston’s latest food hall will land in Midtown

It looks like Houston’s food hall boom will never slow down. On the heels of Bravery Chef Hall, Politan Row, Finn Hall, Understory, and more projects either open now in the works, it looks as if another food hall is headed to Midtown Houston. This news comes just days after Eater Houston reported that the neighborhood would get its first food hall via Miami’s 1-800-Lucky.

A tipster pointed Eater in the direction of meeting notes from the Midtown Houston Management District’s monthly board of directors’ meetings, and the organization has been working since September on an as-yet-unnamed food hall that will open in Midtown Park. Per those notes, the organization has already approved a preliminary design for the food hall, and is currently anticipating a final design from the architects. Stay tuned for more details as this story develops.

Ayesha Curry’s International Smoke shutters

After a little more than a year in business, superstar chef Michael Mina and food personality Ayesha Curry’s CityCenter restaurant International Smoke has closed its doors. Though its food earned praise from critics, the restaurant just didn’t resonate with diners, according to CultureMap. Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that when it opened, Houston Rockets fans flooded International Smoke’s Yelp page with negative reviews that had nothing to do with the restaurant — instead, these fans were just salty that Curry’s husband Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors bested the Rockets in 2018.

Common Bond is in expansion mode

After just debuting its brand new location in the Heights, beloved Houston bakery Common Bond appears to be in expansion mode. According to the Houston Business Journal, the growing bakery chain is staffing up its executive team for a number of new locations it hopes to open across the state, including locations in Dallas and San Antonio.