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Meatpacking District Food Hall Gansevoort Market Appears to Have Permanently Closed

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The food hall never quite took off as planned during its six-year run in Manhattan

The side of a building, which formerly housed restaurants but is now vacant. At the top of its entrance, in unlit neon lettering, there are words like “eat,” “drink” and “open daily”
Gansevoort Market on July 27, 2020
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Meatpacking District food hall Gansevoort Market appears to have permanently closed after more than four years on 14th Street. The food hall’s luxe, lightbulb sign has been removed from the face of its building and crews were spotted removing kitchen equipment from its premises over the weekend. As of Monday morning, the food hall has been completely cleared out. Eater has reached out to the food hall’s developers for more information.

Throughout its six-ish-year tenure in the neighborhood, the food hall never quite took off as planned. It originally opened back in October 2014 on Gansevoort Street, and despite its proximity to neighborhood tourist destinations like the High Line and the Whitney Museum, the market was forced to shutter less than two years later in 2016. Gansevoort Market reopened at its current location on 14th Street later that year with a new roster of vendors, though the second time around, the food hall lacked some of its seasoned tenants like the Meatball Guys and Luke’s Lobster and four of its 24 food stalls remained vacant at the time of opening. When Eater critic Robert Sietsema visited the food hall shortly after its reopening, he reported that it lacked the draw of nearby Chelsea Market, which is located just one block uptown.

The closure of Gansevoort Market on 14th Street comes just one week after its developers announced plans to bring a new outpost of the food hall to the Oculus in Lower Manhattan this fall. The project has signed-on 13 vendors so far, including those that make fish and chips, Korean barbecue, ceviche, burgers, and bubble tea. Karaoke, a full-service bar, and lots of indoor seating will also eventually make their way to the new food hall, as well, though those plans are temporarily on hold due to a ban on indoor dining in New York City.

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