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Historic Dupont Building to get “food hall” for innovative chefs


A 12,000 square-foot “food hall” is coming to downtown Wilmington. The $3.5 million facility will host eight innovative kitchens and a central bar at 10th and Orange streets.

The food hall, called Delaware Collective or DE.CO, will anchor the new ground floor of the historic Dupont Building, which began redevelopment last year. Buccini/Pollin Group and Seawall Development are partnering on the project.

“With DE.CO, we’re debuting a new community in the heart of Wilmington: a collective that will offer guests unparalleled selection and diversity, all in one comfortable, central location.,” says Buccini/Pollin’s Chris Buccini. “Wilmington is a thriving, energetic metropolis and this community-driven food hall will be the heartbeat of a young, vibrant city.”

The goal is to provide a space for energetic chefs to develop their ideas for new and exciting restaurants.  Interested chefs can reach out to Peter DiPrinzio of Seawall at peter@seawalldevelopment.com.

DE.CO is slated to open in late 2018.

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