Hatch Local to switch business model, close public food hall

The business will serve as an incubator and systems integrator for entrepreneurs starting in April

A sign on an interior wall reads Hatch Local

Current concepts at Hatch Local include TBT El Gallito, 1115 Mobile Kitchen, and GRACE.

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Hatch Local Food Hall is shifting away from its public-facing retail model in favor of acting as an incubator and systems integrator.

The food hall was the city’s first when it opened in 2022. Since then, a few of its former partners have graduated to their own brick-and-mortar locations, including Odyssey and Sincero.

The company said it will continue with its partnership-driven framework, collaborating with entrepreneurs in the local food scene. Some of the current concepts will continue in the space as independent vendors, and some will move on to new locations.

Although few details have been released, the direction seems similar to the company’s business model at Hatch Kitchen. Hatch Local will still offer some dining options, but has not specified what they will be.

The transition will take place on March 31.

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