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Alexandria Is Getting a 12-Vendor Food Hall That Will Include Ramen and Pizza

The Foundry at Carlyle will also feature a two-story sports bar for residents

Alexandria’s new food hall is coming to the base of The Foundry at Carlyle.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Just months after Ballston debuted its super modern Quarter Market, developers have revealed plans tor bring another food hall to a neighboring part of Northern Virginia.

A renovated mixed-use facility opening in Alexandria later this year will include a 250-seat food hall wedged at the base of the 520-unit residential tower. An announcement today from partners Perseus TDC and ELV Associates christened the new complex as the Foundry at Carlyle (2470 Mandeville Lane).

Washington Business Journal previously reported that the food hall comes from entrepreneur Scott Shaw and co-working company ALX Community. No culinary partners have been named yet, but Eater has confirmed options will include wood-fired pizza, vegan eats, sushi, and ramen. Shaw is part of the leadership group in Alexandria Restaurant Partners (Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Vola’s Dockside Grill) but told WBJ that the Foundry’s food hall could include tenants unaffiliated with his company.

The indoor-outdoor food hall setup will house 12 vendors across 12,000 square feet, along with a co-working space. Perseus, ELV, and investor Four Points LLC are currently converting what was once an aging office building into a magnet for millennials, complete with a heated rooftop pool, three-story gym, and a two-story sports bar with arcade games.

A central cocktail bar manned by Alexandria Restaurant Partners will be surrounded by “original concepts and internationally-infused cuisine from local restaurateurs and national brands,” according to a release. The food hall, complete with corn hole and ping pong, will offer all-day service, weekend brunch featuring Belgian waffle and egg stations, and a late-night menu.

Over in Ballston, the new 300-seat food hall has a star-studded lineup of dining and drinking options including Turu’s by Timber Pizza Co., Cucina Al Volo, Ice Cream Jubilee, and Sichuan hot chicken from Himitsu chef Kevin Tien.