The massive undertaking that is the revitalization of the grand dame of downtown shopping needs someone brave enough to take on the task of opening a new restaurant. The Dayton’s Project put out the call for someone to open an eatery inside the former J.B. Hudson jewelry store. The elegant space is on the ground floor, facing Nicollet Mall and would have room for both indoor seating and a sidewalk patio.
The Dayton’s Project is the aptly named undertaking of revitalizing the multi-storied retail location that was once also called Marshall Fields and for a brief, dismal period, Macy’s.
The multi-use building will play up the historic details of Dayton’s while creating useful modern spaces for shopping, dining, and office space. Overseeing the food hall development is Andrew Zimmern’s Passport Hospitality. The Bizarre Foods host is also working on a food hall in Atlanta.
The Dayton’s Project projected opening is spring 2020.