It’s still a few months away from opening, but the Broadway Food Hall in downtown Urbana is beginning to take shape.
The food hall at 401 N. Broadway Ave. will be the first of its kind in Central Illinois, and will be host to five different restaurants and a small bar, all under one roof.
All of the restaurants will be housed in one building, with 10,000 square feet of communal dining area. Seating will mostly be at long wooden tables.
The food hall will be located in the former Four Seasons Garage Sales building, which is undergoing an extensive renovation.
Downtown Urbana developer Matt Cho is managing director of the food hall, which he described as similar to a food court, but with some noticeable differences.
“A food hall is more downtown focused, with less franchised restaurants,” he said. “There’s a local aspect to it; It’s more modern.”