Downtown Boston is about to get yummier.
Starting next year, professionals and visitors in the Financial District will no longer have to push through the crowds of tourists at Quincy Market to get to the closest food court. Instead, they can step just a few feet away — to High Street Place.
The food hall is expected to be 18,471 square feet, with 22 local vendors and a seating space to fit more than 500 people.
About a third of the food hall has already been leased to vendors, and the food hall will start announcing its vendors in the fall, said Michael Morris, a spokesman for CANAdev, which is teaming up with Rockpoint Group and Rockhill Management to create the venue.
The structure will “unite” 160 Federal St. and 100 High St. and “will feature a diverse blend of Boston’s culinary scene in a world-class architectural environment,” the website states. Both 160 Federal St. and 100 High St. are currectly managed by Rockhill Management, Morris said.
“Portions of the new food hall will offer intimate gathering space, within the the art-deco 160 Federal building, while the central corridor will offer a lively vibrant communal atmosphere, with expansive light and air in a voluminous 5-story atrium spanning the two buildings,” Morris wrote in an e-mail. “We will have renovated public entrances from High Street and Federal Street, as well as direct access points to both office lobbies.”
Organizers say the food hall will open in mid-2019, but they have not announced an official opening date yet.
And unlike many restaurants in the Financial District, the food hall is expected to be open on weekends, with most vendors expected to be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
“Because of our size, uniqueness (both in physical space and vendors) and convenience to South Station, we will attract the local daytime population of the central business district, as well as regional visitors looking for a great food and beverage destination,” Morris said.
“Most consumers are looking for food and beverage experiences without pretense or the need for reservations,” he added. “They want high quality, but not high cost. They want convenience and ease in a comfortable and communal environment. They want to be able to stop in on their own for a quick bite or join 10 friends for a fun evening. High Street Place will serve all of these needs, seven days a week.”Felicia Gans can be reached email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter@FeliciaGans.