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Hitmaker Andrew Carmellini Signs on for Massive South Street Seaport Restaurant

He joins Jean-Georges Vongerichten and David Chang at the development

A photo of partners Luke Ostrom, Josh Pickard, and Andrew Carmellini, all dressed in dark colors and standing in front of windows with a view of Manhattan
Luke Ostrom, Josh Pickard, and Andrew Carmellini at Westlight
Photo by Daniel Krieger

Andrew Carmellini — the chef behind major NYC standbys like Locanda Verde and Lafayette — is adding another restaurant to his roster, this time in South Street Seaport.

Carmellini and his Noho Hospitality Group partners Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard have signed on with developer Howard Hughes Corporation to take over 11,000-square-feet of space in the Pier 17 complex, the Post reports. It will be part of a so-called “pier village” that will have six two-story buildings in the neighborhood with restaurants and bars, all with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River. The restaurateurs have not yet revealed what the new place, anticipated to open next year, will serve.

Eater has reached out to the restaurant group for more details.

Howard Hughes has been going hard on the development, with plans to spend some $730 million to build out a total of 400,000-square-feet of space. Already, several entertainment venues, bars, and restaurants have debuted, such as the iPic Theater and an outdoor bar draped in greenery. Last year, the neighborhood also housed a pop-up restaurant called Food Lab that hosted chefs such as Jessica Koslow and Alon Shaya.

Once the development completes, it’s shaping up to be a dining powerhouse neighborhood. Jean-Georges Vongerichten is opening a casual restaurant and a 50,000-square-foot seafood market with a raw bar and chowders, intended to mimic the two-century old Fulton Fish Market that has since moved to the Bronx. David Chang will also have a restaurant in the space. Update: By Chloe will no longer be in the development.

Stay tuned for more.