Who is developing Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery?

Society 8 Hospitality Group, a full service restaurant and events company who have also launched several successful restaurant concepts including SoLita, Beauty & the Feast, Park & Ocean and Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery.

So what exactly is Sistrunk Marketplace?

Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery, located Downtown Fort Lauderdale's Art District will be “Broward County’s first and largest food hall”.  The 40,000-square-foot multi-use complex will be home to almost 20 local businesses including a full production brewery, distillery & DJ academy. Sistrunk Marketplace was created to intrigue your creative side with interactive culinary classes, art curation, and live entertainment programming. With multiple event spaces, flex work/office pods and retail kiosks, Sistrunk Marketplace is sure to be a unique experience.

What is the vision for the food offerings at Sistrunk Marketplace?

The general vision for the food offerings will be a series of stalls and shops offering high quality, chef-driven specialty foods with a wide range of diversity. Each stall serves highly specialized and targeted culinary offerings, artisan and local in design and execution, with affordable prices typically found in food halls serving food counter-style.  Each stall will present its own unique personality with stalls with a variety of sizes available depending on location, menu and what we consider might be the best ‘neighbors’. Most stalls feature local area chefs/restaurateurs looking to expand their brand identities or trying to create a new one using Sistrunk Marketplace as a test kitchen. Sistrunk Marketplace reflects the best of food trends, innovations and exciting offerings that may be unique to the Ft. Lauderdale area.

Is the patio Sistrunk Marketplace at the pet friendly?

Yes! Pets are welcome to enjoy our outside on our patio.

Where is Sistrunk Marketplace located?

Sistrunk Marketplace is located at 115 NW 6th Street (Sistrunk Blvd) in Fort Lauderdale's Art District. Situated just west of Flagler Village one of the fastest growing residential population and large-scale business expansions, the Food Hall is poised to be an economic engine for the food and beverage industry in Broward County for years to come.

How do I apply to become a vendor at the Sistrunk Marketplace?

All potential occupants can apply through the website. Within the application, you will be asked to present a proposal which will detail your concept. The application begins the process of arranging for presentations, interviews, and potential tastings to be conducted by the management company. Sistrunk Marketplace reviews all potential applicants and make determinations as to ensure a vibrant, non-repetitive and all-encompassing line-up of unique businesses and start-ups for a projected opening Fall 2019.  The success of the Food Hall hinges on the synergy of a carefully curated, diverse line-up of vendors.

What will a typical food stall look like?

Food stalls/retail stands will vary in size from 10’ by 10’ to 20’ by 20’ .  Each stall can house whatever cooking equipment is needed and we encourage stall occupants to allow for some seating at their counter as well.  General seating will be plentiful but having some energy at the stall itself will help ‘personalize’ that space.  Select stalls will have open space in the front to provide customization of displays including refrigeration and heat if needed. Each stall’s design must be approved for certain design criteria and process which will be established but again, we will do our best to allow the Food Hall to develop a personalized look and feel that is both eye-catching and unique.

What do you think this will cost a Tenant in build-out and overall cost of opening?

Obviously, there is no way to estimate a total to this without knowing what each stall will offer. However, it is our estimation that the Tenant might spend within a range of $3,000-25,000 (on a larger stall) to up-fit their stall in addition to their equipment costs. For smaller stalls we approximate between $2,000 and $10,000 in equipment costs.  Carts will not incur up-fit costs as they will be built ready to operate.  We will not be providing any improvement allowances due to our provision of the duct work, utilities, facade, and skeletal walls.  It is our estimation that your overall costs will be minimal compared to street side locations and overall size considerations – as well as not having to provide seating, bars or other guest accommodation such as restrooms or an office area.  Estimates of costs do not include potential permits, fees and costs that Tenants will incur in planning and permitting with the city and county.

What about storage?

A select larger stalls will have access to our additional storage area for refrigeration. Most stalls will have storage on site within their footprint.

What about general maintenance/upkeep and trash removal?

Sistrunk Marketplace provides trash handling facility on site.  In addition, Sistrunk Marketplace provides staff to keep the general area and all common areas clean and accessible.  Each stall operator will be responsible for and expected to maintain their areas with a high level of cleanliness and attention to detail.  Additionally, each stall operator will secure their own Broward County Health Permit, if applicable, and will be required to maintain certain scores dictated in the lease agreement.  There will be a recycling area in the main trash handling area. Sistrunk Marketplace will manage all waste removal from that common waste area.

What will the lease terms look like?

There are a variety of lease terms to consider.  Our leases are established for each tenant based on the size of the desired space and the amount of Tenant Improvement the Food Hall will make in the space for the Tenant’s use, and will cost our Tenants between $1,000 and $3,000 per month plus a percentage of sales for rent and direct pass thru expenses.  The various term options will be discussed individually with potential Tenants during the application process.    

What else do I need to know?

  • Concept inspired beverages may be offered at your kiosk with prior approval.  Individual stall owners are not allowed to sell or serve alcohol at their stalls.  Your guests may wander the food hall and choose their own beverages from multiple locations in the Food Hall and you will be encouraged to sell non-alcoholic beverages that best represent your food and vibe.
  • Sistrunk Marketplace has a marketing and promotions staff that will constantly promote and book events at the Food Hall.  While it is impossible to estimate the percentage of time that there will be events in this open air space, there will be signature events and feature activation to highlight the overall Food Hall and drive traffic into the vendors’ isles.
  • Sistrunk Marketplace is open seven days a week.  The specific hours for the Food Hall will vary but are planned to be 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. with possible consideration for extended hours on weekends, Friday & Saturday evenings to 12am and Saturday and Sunday Mornings opening at 9am.
  • Each potential stall owner will be asked to present a simple yet thorough business plan that will detail the trade dress, specific stall concept/culture statement, design inspirations, menu with pricing and general layout of the space – all of which will become exhibits to the individual stall owner’s lease agreement.  Sistrunk Marketplace may have an array of stall ideas in mind but we will be completely open to new and innovative ideas that we might not have on our list of potential stall occupants.  Our collective goal is ‘best of class’ in all offerings and to that end we will conduct comprehensive food tastings with potential Tenants.

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