Two massive new food hall developments are in the works in Manhattan, according to the Post. The biggest, at 35,000-square-feet, comes from Legends Hospitality and will open at 28 Liberty St. in the Financial District. Meanwhile, food hall empire builder Urbanspace will debut on the west side with a new complex taking over a 11,500-square-foot space at 152 West 52nd St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues. It’s the former space of Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain, which shuttered a year ago.
The upcoming FiDi complex will feature dining and live music venues and will be run by Legends Hospitality, which also runs the food concessions at Yankee Stadium. The Post’s Steve Cuozzo reports that the project, which is still unnamed, will be designed by architect Jeffrey Beers, who’s also behind the food hall Gotham Market at the Ashland.
It’s going into the same skyscraper that houses Danny Meyer’s Manhatta on the 60th floor and that, come 2019, will also have the first Manhattan location of popular dine-in movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse. It’s expected to open in 2020.
Urbanspace — which operates two large markets in Midtown on East 45th St. and Vanderbilt Avenue as well as at 570 Lexington Ave., plus pop-ups throughout the city — will unleash its food hall formula in Midtown West. It will be the third permanent location for the company, which has vendors such as Roberta’s in other locations.
Eater has reached out to Legends and Urbanspace about a timeline and vendors.