Cultivation Food Hall at The District at Eastover closing June 14

Cultivation Food Hall to close June 14
Cultivation Food Hall to close June 14(none)
Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 12:54 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - After almost five years of operations, Cultivation Food Hall announced it will be closing after lunch service on Wednesday, June 14.

The popular restaurant was known for placing an emphasis on a variety of local, chef-inspired concepts.

While plans are set for the closure, the parent company of the food hall hinted at a new business concept that could replace Cultivation Food Hall.

“Cultivation was Mississippi’s first and only food hall, currently home to six restaurant concepts plus the Gold Coast Bar, which has become a happy hour favorite for many in the community,” said Ted Duckworth, principal at Concord Companies.

“We plan to take that foundation and build upon it. The next chapter for this space will be fun and exciting. Jackson’s restaurant scene is vibrant and progressive; you cannot find better food than places like Walker’s, Elvie’s, Bravo, and Pulito Osteria. Our intention is to build on that momentum and continue to make the community proud with what comes next.”

Breck Hines, also a principal at Concord, said he and District at Eastover co-developer Ted Duckworth were intrigued by the idea of a food hall and moved forward with building one, despite not having restaurant experience.

“Food halls by their very nature are a wonderfully local affair... that meant if we wanted one, we had to do it ourselves,” he said. “So, we did just that, despite having no restaurant experience. We surrounded ourselves with some great people and Cultivation Food Hall was born and had nearly five years of success, even through the craziness of Covid.”

He said after the operating partner and general manager of Cultivation left, it was time for developers to change directions.

“We are not restaurant guys, and we’ve had a number of inquiries over the years by people interested in this beautiful space,” Hines said. “With Eudora’s Mississippi Brasserie opening up across the street this fall, it’s time for this space to be reimagined.”

No other details were announced about what will be next for the company.

Cultivation Food Hall will be open through lunch next Wednesday, June 14.

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