A rendering of POST Houston's POST Market.

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The major 550,000-square-foot, mixed-used Downtown development POST Houston announced Wednesday the first few food and drink tenants for its POST Market, and the names include a mix of local and emerging national shops and restaurants.

Austin-based butcher shop Salt & Time headlines the list. Per the announcement, butchers Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler are not only opening a Houston location of their award-winning shop at POST Market, but they're also launching a burger concept called The Butcher's Burger. 

Also coming in are Lea Jane's Hot Chicken, a concept from South Carolina-born chef Nick Graves that got its start last year in Denver; Taco Fuego, an expansion of the South Houston food truck that offers quesadillas, quesabirrias, tostones, and flautas; GELU Italian Ice, another Colorado concept serving up icy dessert treats; and SOUPreme, a pho and bun bo hue concept from Tuan and Thy Tran of Moku Bar.

The vendors will be a part of POST Market, a 53,000-square-foot space designed to be Houston's largest indoor market hall. More than 30 retailers and culinary vendors are anticipated to reside at the market.

"We are beginning to manifest our vision for a pioneering food destination that reflects Houston’s diverse culinary community," said Frank Liu, president of the Lovett Group, which is developing POST Houston at the former Barbara Jordan Post Office property. "This is just the tip of the iceberg; we are excited to continue announcing additional vendors that will be dynamic additions to downtown’s food and beverage scene."

Read more about POST Houston, which is scheduled to open in 2021, here.

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