April 2017 news hinted at a future food hall at Fenway’s Landmark Center, spanning 25,000 square feet and “spill[ing] out into an open park area.” It’s officially happening.
Lisbon’s Time Out Market (part of the Time Out media family) will expand to Boston in 2019 (after a 2018 opening for a Miami location), the company announced today. The flagship Lisbon location, which opened in 2014, features more than two dozen restaurants, plus a variety of kiosks, bars, cafes, and a cooking academy.
Time Out Market Boston will be located at the 401 Park Drive development in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood — the to-be-revamped Landmark Center, which was once a Sears, Roebuck and Company warehouse. The total square footage will be a little bit smaller than previously reported, coming in at 21,500 square feet, which will be packed with 16 dining spots, two bars, a cooking academy, a retail shop, and patios. Patio, plaza, and park space will amount to over an acre of land, connected to the food hall via garage door-style openings.
While Time Out originated out of town, the Boston location is expected to feel quite local. Per a statement from Time Out Market CEO Didier Souillat, the project will feature a “curated mix of Boston’s best chefs and restaurateurs alongside the most talented mixologists and artists.”
It’ll be quite a while before Time Out Market Boston opens; in the meantime, take a look at the original location in Lisbon for an idea of what to expect, and stroll around Boston’s existing food halls, such as Eataly and, of course, the historic and tourist-packed Quincy Market. Plus, keep an eye out for the opening of Somerville’s Bow Market in early 2018.
Correction, October 3, 2017: This article previously contained a statement about local firm Elkus Manfredi Architects’ connection to this project; that statement has been removed pending a clarification from the firm regarding its involvement.
• Time Out Market Lisboa [Official Site]