The Marble City market offers the opportunity for restaurants to develop

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – The city’s first food hall is about to open. Marble City Market is a 15,000 square foot food hall located downtown across from South Station.

There are 11 food vendors, a 40-seat bar, and indoor and outdoor restaurants that can accommodate hundreds of people.

“We like to say that there is something for everyone here at Marble City Market,” said Lydia Mazzolini, Director of Marketing at Hospitality HQ and Marble City Market. “If you’re bringing your family or coming with your friends, someone might want seafood, someone might want pizza, and someone might want a donut. Here at Marble City Market, you can have it all.

While it’s clear that food is the focal point, it’s not the only thing on the menu.

“We’re also going to have incredible lineup. So, from comedy nights to musical series, through movie screening evenings, on match days. It’s going to happen here in Marble City, ”Mazzolini said.

Mazzolini added that this is a one of a kind destination in Knoxville and all about the experience. This includes the emphasis on safety, especially when we are going through a pandemic.

“We actually expanded our space with a HEPA filter that you can often find in hospitals. COVID security was at the heart of our concerns as we were building this space from the ground up, ”she said.

Each supplier is local. The team hopes to create space for businesses to thrive.

“Giving restaurateurs the ability to go from a food truck to their first stand-alone store that isn’t necessarily a brick and mortar, resulting in incredible overhead costs. It is a financially stable intermediary that allows these restaurateurs to present their product to the public and develop from that moment, ”said Mazzolini.

The Marble City Market officially opens at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 5. It is located at the corner of Gay and Depot streets. To learn more, visit the Marble City Market website.


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