Rio-Based ‘Market Ipanema’ Debuts Fast Casual Flagship on Kenmare Street
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Market Ipanema is the latest food purveyor to open shop along Kenmare Street the last few months. It follows in the footsteps of store mate Xi’an Famous Foods.
Two-year-old Market Ipanema seized the space from Little Fox Cafe, whose tenure on the block was but a blip on the proverbial radar. The international fast-casual eatery carries “healthy food with a Brazilian twist.” There are a few tables inside for dining. Menu includes salads, warm food, juices and baked goods such as brownies, cookies, biscuits, and granola.
The flagship at 66 Kenmare Street is the third location, two of which are in Rio.
This building has seen plenty of commercial carnage in the last couple years. Four of five retail tenants in the building closed since September 2014, including Clos Wine Bar, New York Tailor (most recently), Little Fox, and Japadog. The latter two businesses shuttered right around the time that 58-68 Kenmare was sold to Marc and Jack Cohen (“58 Kenmare Associates LLC/Comjem LLC”) for $13.2 million.