LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mall St. Matthews in Louisville, KY food hall completed a recent renovation and increased revenue by bringing customers back into the mall for casual dining rather than visiting offsite restaurants. Patrons really took to the new experience consisting of warmth and rawness of the updated ambience. New seating gave diners several options including booths, high tops, communal and even casual lounges. Adding creative wall partitions gave customers privacy between groups. Amenities including power plugs and wifi for patrons to connect to the world. With all of these enhancements you have a very successful place for people to gather, shop, and dine.
Creating a more eclectic dining environment without the high price or wait times of a restaurant is what the public wants for their dining experience. Converting to a food hall experience requires cooperation and collaboration between multiple players such as the mall team, leasing team, tenant coordinators, and current food court tenants. One challenge ADC overcomes during the design, is minimizing loss of seat counts. Swapping a sea of tables for a mix of seating types is usually less efficient yet provides a much better dining environment and overall experience. Another challenge is food tenant offerings, at some properties the tenant mix remains the same. The preference is to bring in hot & new local restaurants as well as higher end dining options to match the upscale environment for the public.
Architecture Design Collaborative is no stranger to renovation of food courts. ADC's experience in repositioning and renovating spaces has mall customers enjoying new dining experiences across the country. For much of the country, converting the outdated food courts into food halls is a new and exciting concept. Diners are growing to admire them for the experiences and diverse offerings from bourbon lounges to street tacos, to fine dining and speakeasies. The market is shifting to accommodate food halls, and real estate developers have come to see them as an attractive option for traditional food courts.
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