A new food hall and restaurant incubator is planned for Gilbertville

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A new food hall is planned for the Federal Reserve building. - TOM PERKINS
  • Tom Perkins
  • A new food hall is planned for the Federal Reserve building.

A food hall will soon call the Dan Gilbert-owned Federal Reserve building in downtown Detroit home.


Eater reports Pittsburgh-based Galley Group is behind the concept, which will take shape in a 8,646-square-foot-space at 160 W. Fort St. Plans call for four restaurants and a 25-tap bar that will feature Michigan booze.


Galley's food halls are fashioned after tech incubators and chefs go through a thorough vetting process before they're accepted. Galley pays for most of their build out costs, insurance, and marketing so restaurants can get up and running for as little as $7,500. At the end of the first year, chefs decide whether to use their profits to launch a brick and mortar location, keep going at the food hall, or move on from the concept.

Aside from Galley's project, Detroit Shipping Co. is getting ready to open a food hall built out of a shipping containers in the Cass Corridor, while a European style food hall is planned for the East Riverfront.




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