Art Place, under construction by developer The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, plans to open a new performing arts venue and other elements to be designed and managed by London-based tvg hospitality, a 7-year-old venture launched by Ben Lovett, perhaps better known for co-founding British folk rock band Mumford and Sons in 2017. The news was announced at the ICSC retail conference currently underway in Las Vegas.

tvg hospitality will oversee the project’s overall design and development, while signing a long-term commitment for the performing arts venue and food and beverage spaces. Tvg has roped in Rockwell Group, led by Broadway aficionado and architect David Rockwell, to design the arts venue’s interiors, as well as those of Art Place’s planned culinary spaces and children’s museum.

When it’s fully built out, it will house 770 multifamily units, a 27,000-square-foot children’s museum, a 32,000-square-foot art museum, a 40,000-square-foot food hall and 215,000 square feet of retail, including an Aldi grocery store and a Onelife Fitness. The performing arts venue, expected to span 48,000 square feet and reach a standing capacity of 2,000 people, will be part of the second phase.

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