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'Start with the Bathrooms': Hall on Franklin Developer Jamal Wilson on Restaurant Design

Before Armature Works and Sparkman Wharf, there was The Hall on Franklin. Its 2017 opening in Tampa Heights brought the food hall concept to Tampa, with items ranging from poké bowls, to fried chicken and waffles, to something called the Sleazy Sundae. 

Developer Jamal Wilson stopped by the studios of WUSF's food podcast, The Zest, to discuss how he’s reinventing the concept of food halls. Wilson is currently developing another food hall in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village.  

For more interviews and recipes from The Zest, plus instructions on how to listen to a podcast, visit