Jul 21, 2021 - Food and Drink
What's behind the empty stalls of St. Paul food hall Keg and Case
The signage on the side of St. Paul's Keg and Case West 7th Market.
Photo: Audrey Kennedy/Axios

St. Paul food hall Keg and Case Market is consistently switching up its booths, but not all of the planned vendors are making it to the floor.

What's happening: Keg and Case, which reopened in May, announced a dozen new vendors would open by June 30. As of late July, at least four stalls remain empty.

Between the lines: Som Thai, a curry and pad thai spot, Jumbos, serving hand-crafted mini sausages and burgers, and Jerusalem Mix, a kosher and halal Mediterranean cafe, were all supposed to open by June 1.

  • But the planned vendors no longer have any online or in-person presence and couldn't be reached for comment.
  • A fourth MIA eatery, build-your-own pasta bar Joey Meatballs, confirmed to Axios that they're still under construction and will be opening soon. They were supposed to open by June 30.

What they're saying: The food hall's executive director, Gates Lindquist, told Axios that pandemic-related supply chain issues have delayed some of the planned openings, while the other booths will be "shifting concepts."

  • She declined to elaborate, but confirmed all available spots are leased.

What's next: There are no set dates on when the market will be full again, but Lindquist said they're shooting for "as soon as possible."

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