One of five food stations at Oxford Hall.

With five food stations, fresh pasta and bread made from scratch daily and the option to order online, Oxford Market is raising the bar for dining in its section of Downtown.

Customers can choose from made-to-order tacos, burgers, pizzas, salads and Thai cuisine in the food hall that opened late February in Oxford Center. Local food products, such as honey and Amish chicken, will also be featured.

Expect collaboration and surprises: “The self-create station is for guest restaurants to come in and guest chefs to come in,” says Larry Bates, general manager. “It’s a collaborative effort with the community to get exposure in an area like this Downtown.”

With nine in-house chefs, Bates tells us, “There’s a high talent level in here.”

The 12,000-square-foot food hall is under the direction of executive chef Bryan Bohland of Charlotte-based Eurest Food Services.

The newly renovated space, which used to house the restaurant Easy Street, will feature garage-style doors that open to a terrace fronting Grant St. Bar Oxford is in an adjoining room.

Bar Oxford, with garage-style doors that open to the outside terrace.

The busy Downtown lunch crowd will appreciate the frictionless system: Kiosks in Oxford Market will allow patrons to order online ahead of time with a credit card, then pick up their meal at a station for a quick transaction without having to talk to anyone.

The creation of Oxford Market is part of a multi-million dollar renovation of One Oxford Centre by Shorenstein Properties, which bought the building in early 2016.

Oxford Market will open at 7 a.m. for breakfast and at 11 a.m. for lunch, with the bar opening at noon daily.

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