New Land Enterprises, which operates the East Side’s Crossroads Collective, announced today a new development in Bay View. Kinetik Apartments (on South Kinnickinnic and East Archer Avenue) will feature 140 units and a food hall and market called Flour and Feed on the ground floor. New Land isn’t ready to announce the tenants for the food hall but the space is large enough (1.5 times bigger than Crossroads) that it will offer cooking classes and demos, live music, community-based events and an outdoor space. It’s expected to open in May 2020.
New Land’s Tim Gokhman made one revelation about the space that will be welcome in the winter months. The plaza can be heated from underneath, enabling them to offer an all-season patio facing Zillman Park (2168 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.)
Gokhman is keeping mum on the food vendors but says he wants to follow a direction similar to Crossroads, of “approachable, affordable concepts that are foodie, local and creative.” What catches his eye, he says, are potential vendors who are “passionate, doing something a little bit different” and, of course, “high-quality.”
The Kinetik setting, he says, will allow for “smaller-concept” vendors like macarons, candied nuts and so on – concepts that were “too small for Crossroads, but ones we can design for here.”