‘Talk & Taste’ Foodie Evenings Now Underway at Essex Street Market
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The Essex Street Market continues its struggle with visibility issues and stagnant management by the Economic Development Corporation. In another effort to spur awareness and foot traffic, a free foodie “Talk & Taste” series focusing on “NYC’s ever-changing foodscape” debuts this week. The events are, in all likelihood, a sampling of things to come, when the 76-year-old market is eventually reinvented for Essex Crossing.
The first talk is tonight (6:30pm), and features New Amsterdam Market founder Robert LaValva, who will share his expertise on public markets, why they’re still important, and why we should care to preserve them. There will be snacks served, featuring cheese from Saxelby Cheesemonger and crusty loaves courtesy of Cape Cod’s Pain d’Avignon. RSVP is necessary, as space is limited.
It’s worth repeating that the Essex Market as we know it will cease to exist in a few years. Once the behemoth Essex Crossing tower on Site 2 is completed (approximately 2018), vendors will jump across Delancey Street to the new facility.