Coast Roast Coffee and HAPPYJAXX will be among 10 vendors when Warehouse District food hall Auction House Market opens at 801 Magazine St. in early 2018.
The organizers behind St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave., 504-609-3813; www.strochmarket.com) and Felicity Property Co. (www.felicitypropertyco.com) are opening the venture in the space formerly occupied by New Orleans Auction Galleries. It will be similar to the St. Claude Avenue location, which has has vendors offering different types of cuisine, plus pastry and coffee spots and a raw seafood bar.
Kevin Pedeaux's Coast Roast runs the coffee stand at St. Roch Market. Pedeaux has been roasting beans for nearly a decade, and the new stand will sell specialty blends, drips and iced and frozen coffees.
At HAPPYJAXX, owner and chef Patrick Kearney's menu will focus on health-conscious and vegetable-focused dishes, according to a release from the market's owners. Kearney worked at the acclaimed restaurant Peristyle, which his sister chef Anne Kearney owned before selling it in 2004. He also worked with Lilette and Bouligny Tavern chef and owner John Harris before pursuing private chef gigs.
Kearney's menu will feature a selection of salads and toasts, including a muffuletta version topped with mortadella, salami, ham, mozzarella, provolone and olive salad, and a curried toast topped with vegetable dal, mint and Indian yogurt. Breakfast salads include the "A.M.," which combines apples, manchego, toasted almonds, mint, honey, lemon juice and nut oil on baby greens. The Spaniard, which will be available all day, has Spanish rice, salami, roasted peppers, green olives, red onions and manchego on mixed greens.
Felicity Property Co. is redeveloping the building's roughly 8,500 square feet of retail space and a separate 1,600-square foot event space.