Downtown Home and Garden Food Court

. June 28, 2012.

During the past few months, food carts have flooded the streets of Ann Arbor, but Downtown Home and Garden owner Mark Hodesh is taking the fad to the next level. Hodesh is converting the Union Hall, 208 W. Liberty, which sits behind Home and Garden, into a commercial kitchen, with plans to rent the properties nearby outdoor courtyard to 10 food cart vendors. “It’s just a great use of neglected urban space and it creates job opportunities,” Hodesh said. Vendors will pay a single fee for a courtyard space and kitchen use. Construction is underway and the tentative opening is set for April. Downtown Home and Garden. 210 S. Ashley St. 734-662-8122. www.downtownhomeandgarden.com