Friday, February 12, 2016

Troy Kitchen nearly ready for Feb. 26 debut

Corey Nelson in communal dining area.
TROY -- The much-talked-about Troy Kitchen project is nearly ready for its official debut.

Cory Nelson's indoor food court project, in the onetime Pioneer Food Market building at 77 Congress Street, is scheduled to open on Friday, February 26.

The Brooklyn transplant has been cleverly letting details about tenants dribble out to build momentum, but he certainly has made no secret about what the place will look like. In fact, Nelson has been welcoming volunteers to pop in to lend a hand with hammering, painting, and other chores, or just to meet him and talk about his ideas.

Nelson has been characterizing Troy Kitchen as a sort of "luxury" incubator for entrepreneurial efforts. It will include four food vendors — selling seafood, vegan cuisine, ramen, and tacos — as well as a wine and beer bar, a bakery, and a coffee shop, along with pop-up space for non-culinary sellers. They will be clustered around a communal eating area. There also will be space for live entertainment.

Here's a look at the layout:

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