The Howard Hughes Corporation's Pier 17 mega-development is getting a new restaurant from the Bo Ssäm Baron himself, the one and only Mr. David Chang. Steve Cuozzo shares news of the deal today, and a Momo rep confirms that the restaurant is slated to open inside Pier 17 at some point in 2017. Although Chang has recently talked about expanding his casual fried chicken sandwich chain, Fuku, it sounds like he's got bigger plans for the Seaport restaurant. Cuozzo notes that this will indeed be a sit-down establishment, and in a memo to shareholders this morning, Hughes Corp CEO David R. Weinreb mentions that a "dynamic new restaurant concept" is coming to Pier 17. The news comes one day after Chang revealed plans for a new delivery-only restaurant called Ando.
Pier 17 is also getting a market from Jean-Georges Vongerichten as well as a sit-down restaurant from the chef/restaurateur. No word yet on what type of establishment Chang will open here. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.