The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking to fill two never-before-available spaces in Grand Central Terminal for the first time in almost 25 years, reps announce. The two spots are the last retail spaces available in the terminal, and they are open to restaurateurs through a request-for-proposal process. Both of the locations will be up and running by 2013 and would reach the 750,000 people who come through the terminal each day.
One of the locations is Vanderbilt Hall. The marble-filled space used to serve as the main waiting room at the station and has the potential to be as large as 12,000 square feet. The second undeveloped space currently serves as an MTA police locker room. It's 5,000 square feet and sits on a balcony overlooking the food market. In the past year, the terminal has added a number of retailers and restaurants including the country’s largest Apple store and Shake Shack, opening soon.
All of the additions come just in time for Grand Central's upcoming centennial birthday which is next February, and both will be available by the end of this month. The spaces are only open to restaurants and will be decided on by the end of this year.
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