Garces's marketplace will feature food stalls, shops and dining concepts. The goal is "to create a dynamic culinary center," according to a press release. In other words, it sounds a bit like Eataly, the Italian-themed juggernaut that may or may not ever make its way to Washington. In a similar vein, Mike Isabella last year announced plans for a 10-concept food hall in Tysons Corner.
The Philadelphia-based Garces has already established a foothold in the District, with Argentinian restaurant Rural Society in the Loews Madison Hotel downtown and the pending Village Whiskey bourbon and burger bar in Shaw.
We'll update as further details are available.