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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) today announced two local favorites – Taquero Mad Street Food and #Fryways – will be the first operators as part of the new KTCHN food venue at Polaris Fashion Place®, the premier lifestyle destination in Columbus, Ohio. Taquero and #Fryways are expected to begin serving guests at KTCHN by the end of November.
Lou Conforti, CEO and Director of Washington Prime Group stated: “Tacos and French fries. Enough said.”
Taquero was born out of love for vibrancy and freshness of real ingredients while looking at street stands, markets and fondas of Mexico for inspiration, and the amazing cuisine techniques used by Mexican taqueros. Taquero has worked hard to match the flavors of Mexico with ingredients the food purveyor can get hold of to create a constantly evolving menu with ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Taquero currently operates locations at Columbus Commons and Short North Food Hall. To learn more, follow @taqueromadstreetfood on Facebook.
#Fryways began as a food truck serving up delicious loaded, gourmet French fries. Its new indoor location at KTCHN will combine customer favorites so that guests ‘come with love, eat with love, fall in love, leave in love’. In addition to its food truck and soon-to-open location at Polaris, #Fryways operates at the Jerome Schottenstein Center located on the campus of The Ohio State University. Learn more at www.lovefryways.com.
Local food truck operators, food purveyors selling their goods at Columbus-area festivals and markets, or a completely new concept – these are the businesses Polaris Fashion Place is looking to attract to its new KTCHN venue. These new local tenants will benefit from a team of leasing and marketing professionals dedicated to their success. Following the incubation period, the Company will work with each food purveyor to consider potentially relocating them on a more permanent basis.
As previously announced, KTCHN will occupy newly created space at Polaris Fashion Place adjacent to the existing food hall. A planned renovation for the food hall will include aesthetic upgrades, new seating and flooring, communal gathering areas and a different overall flow to the space. The new look-and-feel will encourage guests to hang out and extend their visit.
About Washington Prime Group
Washington Prime Group Inc. is a retail REIT and a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of retail properties. The Company combines a national real estate portfolio with its expertise across the entire shopping center sector to increase cash flow through rigorous management of assets and provide new opportunities to retailers looking for growth throughout the U.S. Washington Prime Group® and Polaris Fashion Place® are registered trademarks of the Company. Learn more at www.washingtonprime.com.
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