Yet another food hall is to Manhattan, a second location six blocks north of the popular Urbanspace Vanderbilt food hall with just as many vendors. A spokesperson tells Eater they’re bringing the art deco motif inside the landmarked building at 570 Lexington Avenue with 20 stands occupying three floors in a 11,400 square-foot space.
There’s no word yet on the vendors or the opening date, but judging by what’s in the Vanderbilt —like Roberta's, Delaney Chicken, Amali, and Red Hook Lobster Pound — the caliber of food will draw crowds. And it will need to, with asking rent around $1.5 million a year for the ground floor and mezzanine in the space that had been Mr. K’s, says Post reporter Steve Cuozzo.
CEO Eldon Scott says to expect more of the same all around, despite the short distance, citing a “formula that’s worked so well for us” to the Post. Indeed it has, with Urbanspace earning high praise from Eater critic Ryan Sutton, who called it “kick-ass.” Stay tuned for more.