The momentum of the food hall phenomenon appears unstoppable, even as the concept struggles through some growing pains. The rush to develop new halls in markets around the country has led to some miscues. TV chef and adventurer Anthony Bourdain, for example, recently pulled out of a massive, high-profile project in New York, and other halls have reportedly turned out to be challenging for the vendors financially, despite the promise of low start-up costs.
Galley Group, which launched the Pittsburgh food hall and restaurant incubator Smallman Galley, is taking its model on the road. Galley Group partners Benjamin Mantica and Tyler Benson expanded to a second Pittsburgh location called Federal Galley in December, and have plans to expand to Cleveland and Detroit. The company’s model is to build out the kitchens itself, and then bring in experienced, entrepreneurial chefs — who end up paying only about $7,500 to $10,000 to get started.
Candlelight and soft music have traditionally provided the ambience for many restaurants, but new audiovisual technologies have ushered in the potential for dazzling, experiential displays that promise to wow even the most jaded diners. American Dreams Restaurant Group, based in Sarasota, Fla., has begun deploying some of these technologies in the forms of digital wall displays and tabletop animations.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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