Smallman Galley Says Goodbye to Smallman Street, Hello to Bakery Square

The “restaurant accelerator” that started it all is getting a new home, and a new name. 

Renderings of the project can be found here: 

PITTSBURGH, PA (6/25/2020) – Galley Group has announced that Smallman Galley’s time on Smallman Street has come to an end. Smallman Galley, Pittsburgh’s first restaurant accelerator, will be relocating to Bakery Square in East Liberty later this year. Galley – Bakery Square will be reminiscent of Smallman and Federal Galley with exciting new elements and food options. 

Federal Galley, and soon Galley – Bakery Square, are home to aspiring chefs and restaurateurs. Galley Group provides the kitchens, the seats, and the front-of-house staff so that the only thing the chefs are responsible for is doing what they love – making delicious food. 

“Galley Group is excited to announce the next steps for Smallman Galley and its move as we partner with Walnut Capital to launch Galley – Bakery Square,” says Chad Ellingboe, CEO of Galley Group. “Smallman Galley has been the launching pad for some great Pittsburgh concepts, but has outgrown its current space. After five years in the Strip District, it is time to breathe some new life into the first Galley, and it was important for us to find a partner that was as excited as we are about the future.” 

Walnut Capital is also “thrilled to welcome Galley Group and know Galley – Bakery Square is going to be a positive and exciting addition to both Bakery Square and the surrounding neighborhoods” says Gregg Perelman, founder and CEO of Walnut Capital. “Galley Group’s food hall concept provides a unique and enjoyable experience to their customers. We are looking forward to having Galley Group join us at Bakery Square.” 

Galley Group will be moving into a newly constructed building in Bakery Square as a part of the “Bakery Refresh” plan to revamp the courtyard and incorporate new elements to the plaza. The face-lift will include a conservatory, outdoor cafe seating, public plaza, lounge seating and Galley Group’s two-story food hall. The ground floor of the building will be 6,179 square feet and will include four kitchens, a large bar, indoor and outdoor seating, and a 1,067 square foot mezzanine on the second floor overlooking Bakery Square’s renovated courtyard. The first round of restaurants at Bakery Square have not yet been decided. A finalized line-up will be announced closer to the grand opening. The building is slated to be completed this winter. 

About Galley Group: Galley Group is focused on creating unique high-volume food hall spaces to provide quality fare and top-notch bar programs in a communal setting. They offer chef-owners the opportunity to run their own businesses for low risk and low cost in their space. Galley Group strives to bring people together for extraordinary social experiences centered on food, drinks, and the arts. Galley Group currently operates Federal Galley in Pittsburgh, North Loop Galley in Minneapolis, and the recently announced Galley – Bakery Square in Pittsburgh coming 2021. 

About Bakery Square & Walnut Capital: Walnut Capital has been instrumental in Pittsburgh’s evolution from post-industrial steel town to a world-class intelligence-based economy, helping Pittsburgh reimagine itself into a hub of new knowledge. The developer behind the growing Bakery Square campus, they purchased the then abandoned Nabisco Bakery plant in 2007 and created a sustainable, mixed-use development home to some of Pittsburgh’s top employers (Google, UPMC, Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh, etc.) and high-quality retail tenants (Starbucks, West Elm, Anthropologie etc.). The Bakery Square campus now includes three office buildings, two residential apartment complexes, for-sale townhomes and continues to evolve with the “Bakery Refresh” renovation plans. For more information and updates on “Bakery Refresh” please visit

About Lionstone Investments: Lionstone Investments is Walnut Capital’s financial development partner at Bakery Square. Lionstone Investments is a data-analytics driven real estate investment firm that conceptualizes, analyzes, and executes national investment strategies using proprietary algorithms and advanced analytics to strategically pinpoint the locations where innovation, economic vitality, and productivity intersect to create sustainable and vibrant communities. 

More details will be released in upcoming months. For the latest information on the status of the new location, keep an eye on Galley – Bakery Square and Bakery Square’s social media pages. 

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