Food Hall to Open at Ellsworth Place

Ellsworth Place owner GBT Realty Corporation and Cana Development today announced that Commas, a new food hall, will take over a portion of the second level of Ellsworth Place in downtown Silver Spring. The food hall is slated to open in the spring of 2022.

According to a press release, the 13,000+ square-foot space “will be transformed into a collection of 12 food and beverage merchants representing a range of international cuisines from local makers, purveyors, chefs, and restaurateurs. The food hall, also designed with cosmopolitan architectural and stylistic influences, is named for the written symbol used to separate items in a list, symbolizing the myriad of ways to dine and get together. Commas expects to draw from local businesses to create a bustling community of bites from Ethiopia to Korea, Malaysia to El Salvador, and Italy to New Jersey. Hungry diners can savor a new experience each time – linger over lunch, sneak in a pre-theater bite, take a midday coffee break, corral colleagues for happy hour, or enjoy a night out with friends.”

“A food hall by definition creates unique experiences that appeal to a broad and diverse collection of guests,” said Mike Morris, Principal of Baltimore-based Cana Development. “At CANAdev, we strive to create spaces that feel as comfortable as your own home, but that deliver one-of-a-kind experiences. The community surrounding Ellsworth Place is a true melting pot. We look forward to Commas becoming the new living room for Silver Spring residents.”

Trey Culpepper, Vice President of GBT, commented about the space, “When we acquired the shopping center in 2018, we really saw the potential for Ellsworth Place to become an integral part of this active neighborhood through a variety of different strategies. Food is a connector, and people gather around food. So, what better way to capture the energy on the streets than with a food hall–especially one that unites the diverse cultures that influence our everyday lifestyles?”

Cana Development also operates Western Market in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Photo courtesy GBT Realty/Cana Development

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