Finally! Morgan Street Food Hall opens in Raleigh

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Monday, August 20, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The highly-anticipated Morgan Street Food Hall officially opened its doors Monday morning almost one month after its original opening date.

Raleigh's first-ever food hall is located in the Warehouse District and is home to 21 different businesses.

"It's great," said Johnnie Nobling who works downtown. "There's something here for everybody. I'll be a regular face. It's a walk or a bird for me."

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It was originally set to open on July 23 but unforeseen delays slowed the process, officials said.

Niall Hanley, owner of Morgan Street Food Hall, explained that construction was the reason for the delayed opening.

"It's easier to build a new building than it is to rehab an old building," Hanley said. "And this building has been several different things. If you look up, you see the pipes and the wires. It's just a very complicated build. Essentially we built 20 separate restaurants."

The concept features multiple food vendors, craft sellers, a butcher shop and beer garden.

There's seating for 350 people inside and there will be nearly 400 people employed in the building.