There's already plenty of interest expressed for the historic Fred Harvey's space toward the front of Union Station, but now comes news that Metro is looking to open six new eateries on the Eastern portal of the station, currently where an alternate Red Line entrance and the Patsaouras Transit Plaza reside. It's all part of a plan to continue to reform Union Station as more of a destination for commuters and travelers, improving the overall experience and taking advantage of the architecturally significant building.
At the moment there are no specific vendors lined up, but think a similar mix to the Starbucks-Wetzels-Famima that'll save people from having to walk across the massive tunnel to reach retail outlets. Interested parties can contact Avison Young. The whole endeavor is part of a master plan to revamp Union Station, and allow it to eventually accommodate a high-speed rail line. There's no time frame yet, but overall it's similar to Grand Central Market's upgrade with new concepts that bolster the old-school emporium's options.
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