Smallman Galley Closes, New Galley Group Food Hall Coming to Bakery Square
Look for Galley -- Bakery Square sometime next year.
Smallman Galley recently closed its doors in the Strip District as word comes that a New Galley Group Food Hall will open in Bakery Square.
Galley Group announced Galley — Bakery Square will open sometime next year. Since opening in 2015, Smallman Galley has served as a contemporary food hall, providing chefs free rent in exchange for a stake in both the short and long-term profits of their restaurants. Galley Group also retains 100% of each space’s bar profits. It was founded by Benjamin Mantica and Tyler Benson, who are no longer with the company.
“Smallman Galley has been the launching pad for some great Pittsburgh concepts but has outgrown its current space. After five years in the Strip District, it is time to breathe some new life into the first Galley,” Galley Group CEO Chad Ellingboe says in a statement.
Several chefs, such as Pete Tolman of Iron Born Pizza, have gone on to open their own restaurants after their stay at Smallman Galley.
Galley Group also owns and operates Federal Galley in the North Shore and North Loop Galley in Minneapolis.