A new dining experience is opening soon in The Strip District.
The sprawling “Pennsylvania Market,” located inside of the Pennsylvania Building – which straddles the block between 18th and 19th Street in The Strip – offers patrons a place to shop, eat, and drink under one roof.
Dubbed the “PA Market,” the project spans two floors and over 12,000 square feet of retail and dining space. The market is accessible via the front entrance on 19th Street, as well as the courtyard on 18th Street, which is located across the street from the original Primanti Brothers location.
Inspired by the local markets of Portugal, The PA Market aims to be a community gathering space where customers can dine on gourmet foods, shop local vendors, or simply enjoy a bottle of wine with friends.
The transformation of the Pennsylvania Building into The PA Market began in 2016. The ground floor is already home to four local vendors: The Olive Tap, East End Brewing, Jonathan Moran Woodworks, and Courtyard Winery. Once officially open, there will also be local vendors encircling the large outdoor courtyard, including Romulus Pizza, and purveyors of foods like cheese, greens, and pastries.
However, the ground floor is only half of the operation. The finishing touches are currently being put on the upstairs portion of the market, which will be a combination dining hall, bar, and “wine library.” The space will be open for lunch and dinner, with plans for weekend brunch in the works.
Upstairs, patrons can dine on charcuterie, small plates, and pizza, which will pair wonderfully with the space’s expansive beverage program. The large area offers various types of seating, including a large balcony overlooking 19th Street. There is also a plush “wine library” area, which offers a unique wine list available for dining in, or taking out.
The entire building operates fluidly, allowing patrons to enjoy their food and beverages while seated in the courtyard & upstairs lounge, or while exploring the building and browsing vendors.
“It’s a place where people can come and hang out for a while,” says Siranush Khachatryan, marketing manager for The PA Market.
The interior features a combination of new and old architecture. The space has been heavily renovated as to highlight the original bones of the building. Much of the updated woodworking for the project was done by local Amish workers. The unique layout of the building and courtyard lends itself to private events and gatherings.
Currently The PA Market is operating under a soft-opening and plans to have their grand opening in early November 2018. Keep an eye on their social media for hours during the soft opening.
The PA Market (108 19th Street)