Hill Nation Meals Park in downtown Brooklyn has closed after six months
Downtown Brooklyn’s Food Hall, which set out to recreate Austin, Texas’ outdoor food parks, closed just six months after it opened.
Synchronized Hill Country Food ParkThe market came from the team behind the popular grill restaurant of the same name. Hill Country Owner Owner Marc Glosserman and Kristen Glosserman opened the venue in November 2018, serving options from coffee to pizza at 345 Adams Street, all housed in a plant-filled space designed to feel like an outdoor food truck park.
“Hill Country Food Park has closed for the season to make way for some big changes,” the team said in a statement sent to Eater. “While we enjoyed expanding our culinary wings in the Food Park, we decided to focus on growing our other Hill Country restaurants.”
The space will evolve into a new food hall under a different operator who plans to introduce “well-known hotel brands” later this year, says Hill Country. The grill team has not indicated its involvement in the new project.
Hill Country Food Park was essentially a smaller version of a food hall with six different stalls, including an all-day coffee stand that served donuts and ice cream. a Tex-Mex taco stand; a salad and sandwich shop; and a pizzeria, where cakes with barbecue topping came. Two other stalls also sold Hill Country’s barbecue and fried chicken staples. On the second level, a new iteration of the Boerum Hill Dive Bar Hank’s Saloon has opened. It is supposed to close in June.
This was the restaurant group’s second run at this location: The Glossermans previously operated their roast chicken and grill restaurants here, but both did not perform as expected and both closed 2017. The new concept was supposed to match the Texas version of Eataly. that Marc had always dreamed of opening.
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