Founders of Smallman Galley to open food hall at Nova Place


Photo courtesy of Gretchen D’Atri
A rendering of the future location for the food hall in Nova Place.

Smallman Galley, the chef incubator in the Strip District, has been quite a success since opening its doors in 2015, and soon the Northside will gain a similar concept at Nova Place, 100 S. Commons.

Faros Properties, the owner and manager of Nova Place, announced last week that they will be partnering with the Galley Group, which is the parent company of the Smallman Galley, for a similar food hall style eatery. The location at Nova Place will open in early Fall 2017 and occupy a 5,500 square foot standalone building on the Plaza, the same space that was once occupied by PNC Bank.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of Nova Place. Faros Properties has done an amazing job revitalizing the area and we are excited to provide an innovative and welcoming venue for the property’s office tenants, residents, game-day crowds, community events, and the growing tourist population in Pittsburgh,” said Galley Group Co-Founder Ben Mantica.

The new food hall will be reminiscent of Smallman Galley, with a few new elements.  More details will be released in the coming months.

“We’re ecstatic to welcome Galley Group—it was very important to us to find a restauranteur that values the community as much as we do.  The new concept is an innovative dining experience that will be a huge value-add for the neighborhood,” said Faros Properties Managing Partner Elliot Gould.

About Faros Properties LLC

Faros Properties is a real estate investment firm established by Alexander Leventhal, Jeremy Leventhal and Elliot Gould as a platform to target long-term private investment opportunities. Faros primarily targets core investments in supply-constrained markets with high concentrations of intellectual capital. Faros and its predecessor companies trace their roots to family-owned operations. The family has for over six decades been actively involved in the construction, development, acquisition, management, and financing of over 50 million square feet of real estate internationally.

About Galley Group, Inc.

Galley Group Inc. is a food hall development, management, and advisory company founded by Tyler Benson and Benjamin Mantica, with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. Galley Group partners strategically with real estate developers, community leaders, and industry veterans to create innovative food service concepts in urban locations.

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