In 2018, Houston's theater district was expecting the opening of a new food hall attached to the Lyric Center at 411 Smith St., Houston.

The Lyric Market was repeatedly delayed between supply shortages and a global pandemic, but after four years a tentative launch has been set for this fall.

“Our No. 1 goal is to provide support for best-in-class restaurateurs and truly invest in the surrounding community," said Akhtar Nawab, chef, co-CEO and founding partner at Hospitality HQ, in a Sept. 14 press release "We are looking forward to becoming a part of the culturally diverse tapestry that is Houston.”

The dining hub will feature nine local eateries and a bar, including: