On Wednesday, June 16, Asheville will welcome its first food hall to the mountain town’s culinary community. The S&W building at 56 Patton Avenue, which housed a cafeteria in 1929, will now be food hall S&W Market. The sumptuous ‘20s architecture remains, like the gilded ceilings and ornate details, but the food offerings are totally modern.
Vendors of the Asheville food hall will include Buxton Chicken Palace from Buxton Hall BBQ, Highland Brewing Company, Bun Intended, Farm Dogs, Peace Love Tacos, the Hop Ice Cream, and the Times Bar.
S&W Market is a collaboration between Chai Pani chef Meherwan Irani and Ellington Realty Group (architect Douglas Ellington who designed the iconic Art Deco S&W Building in the 1920s). Irani wanted to give new, and existing, Asheville businesses an opportunity to present to the public. The location is nestled in the downtown, so the foot traffic will be heavy with potential patrons to stop in. Take a look around here.