New food hall concept to showcase best of North East street food scene at The Riverwalk

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Clearbell Property Partners II LP (Clearbell), a fund managed by Clearbell Capital, today announces a new food offering, The Food Pit, set to open at The Riverwalk, the £30 million redevelopment on the banks of the River Wear.

Clearbell has unveiled the food hall concept, which will be prominently located next to the Odeon cinema on The Riverwalk’s new promenade. The Food Pit will host a vibrant mix of street food and drinks brands in kiosks and mobile units, all situated around communal seating and smaller tables.

Increasingly popular in cities across the country, the food hall concept allows visitors to sample a wide range of food and flavours in one sitting, with something for everyone, from a family day out to the cinema, to an evening with friends.

The Food Pit is looking for the hottest up and coming local food and drink brands, and bringing them all under one roof. The list of operators will be carefully curated so that the operations complement each other, and each brand has a real chance to show off its individual appeal.

Nick Berry, Partner at Clearbell Capital, commented:“The street food scene in the North East is really exciting, and we want to capture some of that spirit in The Riverwalk. The Food Pit is creating a platform to bring in new and unique food operators right into the heart of The Riverwalk, and with the cinema, bowling lanes and a great range of new restaurant brands, we’re establishing a real point of difference for Durham.”

An exciting transformation of Durham’s waterfront, The Riverwalk is creating a new promenade of restaurants and bars, all enjoying breath-taking views of Durham Castle and Cathedral. A six-screen Odeon Luxe cinema is taking centre stage, along with Lane7 boutique bowling, a new facility for Durham Distillery and a host of new restaurants including Cosy Club and Turtle Bay. While many of the shops and cafes are already open, the promenade of restaurants will be opening in phases from early spring.

If you have an exciting food or drinks concept and would like to register your interest, please contact Spencer Wilson

The Riverwalk is owned by a fund managed by Clearbell Capital.

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