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Tukwila Food Hall Will Give Immigrants and Refugees New Business Opportunities

Tukwila Village Food Hall will have space for 20 food businesses when it opens in spring 2020

The exterior of Tukwila Village
Tukwila Village Food Hall will have space for 20 food businesses when it opens in spring 2020
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Tukwila Village, a mixed-development building with 400 affordable and market-rate units, will soon be home to a new food hall project that aims to support low-income South King County residents, with a focus on immigrants and refugees. The forthcoming Tukwila Village Food Hall will be open in the spring spring and include space for 20 food businesses.

Tukwila Village Food Hall will cover nearly 3,000 square feet and include a commercial kitchen with four cook stations, five retail stalls, a pop-up and cooking demo space, and a community dining area. Eight fledgling businesses will rent stalls, while others will be able to use the kitchen for off-site catering and farmers market operations.

It’s all part of the nonprofit Food Innovation Network’s Food Business Incubator program, which has helped launch 12 businesses since its inception. With the new food hall, the program will add capacity.

Food Innovation Network is in the process of recruiting new business owners to join the food hall, as well as raising $850,000 in capital funds ahead of the spring opening.

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