The Howard Hughes Corporation, which now owns much of the property at the South Street Seaport, reportedly has plans to build a new 40,000 square-foot Eataly-esque food market in the neighborhood. According to the Post, the corporation has approached a handful of yet-unnamed celebrity chefs to curate the market, so that unlike Eataly's singular Italian focus, this would be a "globally diverse marketplace."
No word yet on where the new market will be, but this is likely part of the deal the corporation reached with the City Council earlier this year, which requires that it include two regionally-sourced food markets in its development plans. As of now those plans also include replacing Pier 17 mall with a bigger, fancier one, and a proposed 50-story tower in place of the historic New Market Building, once a part of the old Fulton Fish Market.
· New Food Market Coming to South Street Seaport [NYP]
· All Coverage of South Street Seaport [~ENY~]