Two former Politan Row concepts are back in business at the recently closed food hall space.

Ate Kitchen and Kin reopened Dec. 10 at 2445 Times Blvd., Houston, in Rice Village, but the two concepts will operate slightly differently than they did in their days at the food hall, which closed Nov. 13.

Caribbean-inspired Ate Kitchen will offer pickup as well as delivery within five miles and will be open Wednesday through Saturday from noon-6 p.m.

“I’m thrilled to be reopening Ate in Houston’s Rice Village,” chef Keisha Griggs said in a news release. “The restaurant community looks decidedly different and how we deliver our cuisine has definitely shifted, but we are looking forward to opening back up—just in time for the holidays. We can’t wait to see old and new friends alike.”

Kin, however, will take a different route, as chef Evelyn Garcia will use kitchen space to build a wholesale business focused on her jarred condiments and spice rubs.

“I’m excited to have had the opportunity to explore our growing condiment and spice line, in addition to continuing to offer catering, through the Rice Village kitchen,” said Garcia. “The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on restaurants everywhere. We have taken this opportunity to reinvent the business and are grateful to be coming back.”

Customers can order from Ate Kitchen at

Kin’s rubs and condiments are available for purchase from a variety of locations throughout the city, including Central City Co-Op, Local Foods, Kickin’ Kombucha and Henderson & Kane, as well as at Urban Harvest every Saturday.