Urbanspace’s food hall expansion — even during a pandemic — is continuing unabated. The sprawling operator is getting ready to debut its sixth NYC location, at 100 Pearl Street, near Hanover Square, in the Financial District. Urbanspace did not immediately say when this FiDi location will open.
This latest outpost will be located on the ground floor of a 29-story office building, where the food stalls will be located along a through-block setup connecting Pearl Street to Water Street. The space opened up after the building’s landlord revamped the layout for such a project.
The FiDi outpost will have 16 different vendors, though Urbanspace didn’t immediately provide details for who they’d be. “It has been a devastating year for restaurants, but our food halls offer a supportive space where chefs can build a community, showcase their talents, and thrive — and that support is more important in this climate than ever before,” said Eldon Scott, the president of Urbanspace, in a statement.
Other Urbanspace food hall locations include wildly popular restaurants like Roberta’s, sandwich shop Eisenberg’s, and Harlem favorite Lolo’s Seafood Shack. At present, only two Urbanspace locations across the city are open due to pandemic-related restrictions, one at Lexington Avenue and East 51st Street, and another outpost at West 52nd Street, near Seventh Avenue. The Times Square outpost and the one adjacent to Grand Central Terminal, on Vanderbilt Avenue, are temporarily closed.
A fifth outpost was announced at Union Square last August, and will be located at NYC’s new tech center, Zero Irving, which is currently under construction along 14th Street. Urbanspace is also the operator behind the Columbus Circle, Union Square, and Bryant Park holiday markets, and is planning to expand into eight other U.S. cities in the coming months, though Urbanspace declined to say which ones.