Exclusive Look Inside OKC's First Food Hall, The Collective

Thursday, July 25th 2019, 7:15 am
By: Ashley Holden

 Oklahoma City's first food hall has officially opened its doors to a few customers.

The Collective held the first soft opening July 25.
The new space features over ten kitchens, bar and patio areas and rooftop seating. 
News 9 got a peek inside on their family and friends soft opening. 
Kitchens like Black Cat said they get a real benefit from being a part of the food hall. 
Black Cat is a gluten free healthy option at the new space. Their manager Beth Lyon said they’ve been operating out of a food truck, but now this brick and mortar surrounds her with options for a group of people. 
“We are helped out here,” said Lyon. “We are a collaboration. We are a collective.”
She said their first soft opening served as a way to work out the “kinks”. 
The food hall will have several more private soft openings. On Monday, July 29, they will start their public soft openings.
Developers said a grand opening announcement should come soon.