Red Lion is buzzing with excitement as it gears up to introduce its very first food hall, The Franklin Street Social, slated to open its doors in 2024. This innovative dining destination is the brainchild of renowned Chef Ethan Greer and Jordan Ilyes, promising to bring a unique culinary experience to the heart of Red Lion, PA. Located at 214 North Franklin Street Red Lion, Pennsylvania 17356

Spanning a sprawling 14,000 square feet, The Franklin Street Social is set to house nine diverse dining options, a vibrant bar, and an array of activities designed to entertain guests of all ages. From live music to a dedicated play space for kids, and seating accommodating over 400 guests both indoors and out, this food hall aims to be the new go-to spot for food enthusiasts and social butterflies alike.

Located within a beautifully redeveloped furniture factory, The Franklin Street Social will join the ranks of the Franklin District’s notable attractions, including Black Cap Brewing Company, Grounding café, and 200 residential apartment units. This addition marks a significant milestone in the district’s development, offering a plethora of food options ranging from pizza and salads to sushi, oysters, shrimp, ice cream, and doughnuts.

A rendering of the proposed interior

As the excitement builds, The Franklin Street Social is now on the lookout for culinary talents. Chefs, restaurateurs, and culinarians interested in securing an anchor restaurant within the food hall are encouraged to submit their applications. Available spaces vary from 400 to 900 square feet, each fully equipped with hood ventilation and fire suppression systems, ready to be tailored to each vendor’s unique style.

This ambitious project is not just a win for the culinary scene in Red Lion, but a celebration of great food and great times waiting to happen at The Franklin Street Social. Food lovers and industry professionals alike are invited to visit the official website to apply or tag their favorite restaurants and chefs from Red Lion, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Maryland, and beyond, whom they’d love to see join this exciting venture.

Interior of a modern social lounge

Stay tuned and get ready to eat, drink, and be social at The Franklin Street Social, where every visit promises an array of flavors and fun for everyone.

Visit for more information and to apply for a vendor spot.