New York City-founded national chain City Winery will move into a new home on the Hudson River. The decade-old urban winery and performance venue will close its Soho location in August with plans to reopen at Hudson River Park’s Pier 57, at West 15th Street, in early 2020.
It’s a big move for the winery, taking over 32,000 square feet of space for two performance venues, a seated 350-seat concert hall, a 150-capacity loft space, a 100-seat restaurant and tasting room, and a wine production facility — all overlooking the river. The restaurant area will have a pizza bar and coffee station, while the tasting room will tap 12 wines from kegs.
This is the site of what would have been the international food bazaar from late food celebrity Anthony Bourdain, though he nixed it before he died. Real estate company RXR Realty and developer Young Woo own the historic pier, signing a 25-year lease with City Winery. Google has also signed on for space, and there will also be a market and an 80,000-square-foot rooftop public park.
It’s a change from the current Soho location, which has a much smaller restaurant and tasting room alongside one performance space. There are also eight other City Winery locations around the country, and a City Vineyard at Pier 26.
The current location at 155 Varick St. closes in August, making way for Disney’s new downtown offices.