Food courts aren't just for malls anymore. Construction begins Oct. 30 on Good Work Network's Roux Carre (www.goodworknetwork.org/foodcourt), a Central City food court focusing on African-American, Caribbean and Latin American cuisines with culinary offerings and performances. The space is located at 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., and there will be six enclosed vendor stalls, a commercial kitchen, covered outdoor seating, a cooking demonstration area and a performance stage.
"We're excited to restore this area of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard to commerce while incubating emerging food entrepreneurs," Good Work Network Executive Director Phyllis Cassidy said in a news release. "We believe this project is a reflection of our diverse community."
The food court seeks to promote community development by providing low-cost, low-overhead market entry for aspiring food service businesses, with a special focus on minority- and women-owned ventures.
A launch party and groundbreaking ceremony begins at 4 p.m. Oct. 30. The ceremony features food from applicants for Roux Carre vendor spots.