There have been many recent articles about food businesses transitioning to online / delivery only models. Many of these articles have defined these virtual businesses as a “food hall”. Let’s be clear…an entirely online/digital/virtual business CANNOT be a FOOD HALL!!!

A Food Hall is about the physical experience of bringing people together in a social environment to eat and drink. It’s a create-your-own environment that is practically veto-less regardless of dietary restrictions, the age or the number of guests. …


As 2020 is quickly coming to a welcome close. I have started to reflect on all the positives that this year brought. In addition to the amount of time I have been able to spend with my wife and children, the opportunity to commit reading has been great. Here is a list of some of the best books I have read this year, starting with my top 5 must reads:

  1. Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It — Chris Voss. Chris Voss makes his unique perspective (that of a former FBI hostage negotiator!) accessible at…

Thinking about our food hall / public market businesses, how we move forward, and putting together a plan…

Michael Morris

A placemaking expert with a reputation for delivering quality mixed-use urban (re)development projects, particularly in retail, hospitality & entertainment.

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