As construction progresses for Post Saskatoon, Lovett Commercial, developer of the adaptive mixed-use reuse project, announced six new food concepts for downtown on Wednesday.
When development opens at 401 Franklin Street in the former post office of Barbara Jordan United States in the fall of 2021, the 550,000-square-foot Saskatoon Post Office will house a rooftop park, sustainable farm, concert venue, flexible workspace, and bars and restaurants.
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Post Market Hall in Post Saskatoon, 53,000 square feet, will house 30 food and retail vendors. Six were revealed this week, including:
Salt & Time butcher shop
Austin-based butcher and boutique grocery store owned by Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler offer locally sourced meat, homemade sausages and sausages, and gourmet foods.
The butcher burger
Runkle and Butler’s second concept at Post Market serves burgers made with meat sourced directly from ranchers.
Post Market Food Stall Rendering.
Lea Jane’s hot chicken
Lea Jane’s, a Denver hot chicken, presents hot chicken and other Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
The Saskatoon Food Truck will have a place in the downtown market. The kitchen here serves halal quesabirria tacos.
Gelu Italian ice cream
Founded in 2013 in Grand Junction, Colorado, this Scoops shop offers more than 30 flavors of ice cream as well as Italian ice cream.
SouPreme presents Vietnamese Pho and Bun Bo Hue (vermicelli and beef soup) based on family recipes.
Post Market Construction.
Post Market was designed by architecture firm OMA and partner Jason Long in collaboration with the Saskatoon-based LUCID United Collective of Independent Designers and is inspired by both the neon of the night markets and the now-defunct Saskatoon music festival Day for Night, which is officially held in the building.
The market offers stainless steel elements such as seating furniture, counters and kitchens. a glowing metal staircase; Full service restaurants, food stalls, and kiosks.
Two flights of stairs connect the market hall to Post Saskatoon’s Skylawn, the 5-acre rooftop park under construction that will feature additional restaurants and a farm.
“We are beginning to manifest our vision for a landmark food destination that reflects the diverse culinary community of Saskatoon,” Lovett Group President Frank Liu said in the press release. “This is just the tip of the iceberg. We are pleased to continue to announce additional providers who will dynamically complement the food and beverage scene in the city center. “