The new location of Gansevoort Market will open by Memorial Day, with new vendors like Big Gay Ice Cream, owner Chris Reda tells Eater. The market had to leave its former location to make way for a new version of Keith McNally's Pastis. Its new building at 353 West 14th St. has room for more activities and more seating, with about 80 counter seats, 80 regular seats. An outdoor cafe planned for the summertime will debut an additional 40 seats. "We wanted to keep it a community, likable," Reda says. "We want families."
New vendors include popular soft serve shop Big Gay Ice Cream, Luke's Lobster, The Truffleist, an outpost of Luzzo's Gnoccheria, and a new Korean barbecue vendor called Oppa from Bangkok Bar, a Thai food purveyor at the market. Returning vendors from the old market include Bangkok Bar, Luzzo's Pizzeria, Dana's Bakery, M'o Il Gelato, Crepe Sucre, Tease Teas, and the Meatball Guys.
The new space will be hosting a series of live music and family fun events on the weekends, Reda says, and just like at the old version, organizers will be rotating artwork in the space. Not all the vendors will open when the market makes its debut, but after a while, about two dozen will end up in the space. "It’s really a great space," Reda says. "It doesn’t have the same charm that our old building did, but it’s in a much better location for us."