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Houston’s most exciting and sophisticated new food hall located in the heart of downtown’s iconic Theater District.




Spanning an entire city block, the highly anticipated Lyric Market will stand proudly next to the iconic Lyric Tower and set the stage for a 7,500 SF deck, communal plaza, and street-side terrace. The heart of the striking multi-story structure will center around a 14,000 SF culinary marketplace, featuring a curated collection of 11 renowned chef-driven food concepts and a lively bar. Lyric Market will also feature over 10,000 SF of space dedicated to private dining and events, a conference center, and retail opportunities.



Located in the heart of Downtown Houston’s Theater District, Lyric Market sits on the city block at the intersection of Smith and Prairie Streets at (411 Smith). Our dynamic culinary marketplace offers a seamless avenue to join the dining community of the country’s fourth-most populous city (6.65 million metro population). Home to a score of businesses, residential buildings, parks, plazas, restaurants, and entertainment venues, Houston’s Theater District is always buzzing. On-site valet and self-parking will be available just off Smith Street.


  • 400,000 people living inside the 610 Loop

  • Home to over 20 Fortune 500 companies

  • Over 150,000 employees who work in Downtown Houston

  • Within a 10-minute drive of the most affluent neighborhoods

  • Within 4 miles of the city’s highest income residences

  • Most culturally diverse metro population in the nation


  • Over 220,000 daily visitors to Downtown Houston

  • 1.9 million annual visitors to the Theater District

  • 11 million annual patrons of Downtown culture and entertainment venues

  • 1.2 million nights booked annually in 24 hotels

  • Minute Maid Park: 2.1 million annual visitors

  • Toyota Center: 1.1 million annual visitors

  • BBVA Compass Stadium: 350,000 annual visitors


  • 50 million sq. ft. of office space

  • More than 3,500 residential units within a 1 mile radius


New operator of future Houston food hall to bring in local, national chefs

Houston Business Journal

Akhtar Nawab is no stranger to food halls. The New York City-based chef and restaurateur, best known for his restaurants Alta Calidad in Brooklyn and Otra Vez in New Orleans, is the operator of several food halls across the country, including Inner Rail Food Hall in Omaha, Nebraska, and an upcoming project in Chicago. 

Now, he’s taking over Lyric Market, which is underway in Houston, via his company, Hospitality HQ. 

Nawab met the developers behind Lyric Market, U.S. Property Management, a year and a half ago and took a tour of the building at 411 Smith St. in downtown Houston’s Theater District. 



A veteran operator of renowned food halls and independent restaurants, including Inner Rail Food Hall in Omaha, Dr. Murphy's Food Hall in Chicago, and innovative Mexican concepts Alta Calidad in Brooklyn and Otra Vez in New Orleans, Hospitality HQ (HHQ) is committed to bringing quality food, an immersive experience, and genuine hospitality to Lyric Market. HHQ’s CEO and Managing Partner, award-winning chef, cookbook author and TV personality Akhtar Nawab, is currently seeking talented culinary professionals from across the country to join Lyric Market’s sophisticated vendor lineup. For more information, please download our brochure.


If you’re interested in becoming one of our food hall vendors, please fill out the form below with information about your professional background, your concept, and any special equipment you would require for your stall.

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