A green wave is cresting at Rosemary Square. When health-conscious eateries True Food Kitchen, Pura Vida, and Planta open their doors this year—on the heels of The Garden
Shoppe’s evolution from pop-up to permanent fixture, the addition of the illuminated Wishing Tree sculpture, and a transformation incorporating quite a bit more greenery than the urban oasis’ former iteration—the plant-based takeover will be complete.
Each of these developments is indicative of Rosemary Square’s wellness-focused reemergence and embrace of concentrated yet biophilic communities of the future. “In these more dense urban areas across the world, people are looking for a respite away from the busy, hectic life they have,” explains Gopal Rajegowda, senior vice president of Related Companies. “They’re looking for these public spaces to really rejuvenate.”
The way that people are eating is also changing, he adds. “Going out to eat is a social-slash-cultural activity that is only growing in popularity, but people are more cognizant and aware of what they’re putting into their bodies. It’s about great ingredients and feeling good after you eat meals.”
While Planta is fully plant-based, True Food Kitchen and Pura Vida present omnivorous menus emphasizing farm-fresh, seasonal ingredients.