Goldie and FedNuts will open Friday, Nov. 3. Genji Izakaya will open Nov. 13 in the spot occupied by Severino Pasta. No hard feelings there. "We're moving on to a bigger project with Whole Foods," said Louis Severino, owner of the South Jersey company. Severino's stand will close Nov. 10.
Severino makes Whole Foods' fresh pasta, and the Italian sandwich kiosk was a bit out of scope.
Likewise, Genji has deep ties to Whole Foods, supplying sushi to stores across the country, including the year-old store, at 20th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
When the dust settles, the restaurant row will include Goldie (the falafel specialist), Federal Donuts (doughnuts and chicken), Dizengoff (hummus), and Genji Izakaya, whose menu will include ramen, bao sliders, poké, and bubble tea. Genji has a similar setup at Whole Foods stores in Chamblee, Ga., and in New York City at Columbus Circle.
Cheu Noodle Bar and Wiz Kid last month announced that they were leaving the food court.