Downtown’s Post Market announces six vendors for culinary, food hall – Houston Chronicle

Downtown development Post Houston announced the first six vendors for its Post Market, which will be Houston’s largest indoor market hall. Shown: Construction at Post Houston.

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The long-awaited Post Houston project at the former Barbara Jordan Post Office at 401 Franklin is taking shape with the announcement this week of the first six vendors for its Post Market culinary/retail hall.

Billed as Houston’s largest indoor market hall, Post Market will eventually feature more than 30 culinary and retail concepts in a 53,000-square-foot market within the massive mixed-use adaptive ruse project set to open in fall 2021, Lovett Commercial, the developer, stated.

The first six vendors announced will be among the local, national and international culinary concepts, restaurants and counter-service food stalls and kiosks that will populate the hall:

Salt & Time Butcher Shop: Austin’s acclaimed Salt & Time will operate a butcher shop and boutique grocer providing locally raised meats, house-made sausage and charcuterie, and specialty food items.

The Butcher’s Burger: Salt & Time’s owners Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler will launch their newest concept, a burger joint using meats sourced directly from ranchers.

Lea Jane’s Hot Chicken: Opened this year in Denver’s Avanti Food Hall, this Southern comfort food concept offers a menu of fried chicken sandwiches including Nashville hot chicken, fried chicken meals, chicken and waffles, chicken and biscuits, hot wings and side dishes.

Taco Fuego: The Houston food truck that specializes in charcoal grilling will open its first brick-and-mortar location featuring a 100 percent halal menu.

Gelu Italian Ice: Founded in Colorado, this scoop shop will offer more than 30 flavors of ice cream and Italian ice that is dairy-free, gluten-free and fat-free.

SOUPreme: Family recipes prevail in this new concept offering Vietnamese pho and bun bo hue (vermicelli beef soup).

“We are beginning to manifest our vision for a pioneering food destination that reflects Houston’s diverse culinary community. This is just the tip of the iceberg; we are excited to continue announcing additional vendors that will be dynamic additions to downtown’s food and beverage scene,” said Frank Liu, President of the Lovett Group, whose Lovett Commercial is its commercial real estate arm.

Post Houston is a 550,000-square-foot project will include retail and office space, restaurants, bars, a concert venue and Skylawn, a five-acre rooftop park and sustainable farm.

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    Greg Morago was a features editor and reporter for The Hartford Courant for 25 years before joining the Houston Chronicle as food editor in 2009. He writes about food, restaurants, spirits, travel, fashion and beauty. He is a native Arizonan and member of the Pima tribe of the Gila River Indian Community.