Essex Street Market Seeks Restaurants and Vendors for its New Essex Crossing HQ
When the Essex Street Market debuts inside the “Gateway” of Essex Crossing next year, it’ll do so with eleven new vendors and two additional restaurants. Yep, it’s turning into another trendy food hall.
The catch here is that the identity of these future ventures are not yet known, as the city must still choose. That will soon change, though. The Economic Development Corp., which owns and operates the Market, released a Request for Proposals yesterday outlining what they want.
For the two restaurants, the city seeks independent, locally-based restaurateurs or restaurant groups with menus focusing on farm-to-table and seasonal produce. The commercial spaces in question each measure roughly 1,100 square-feet with dedicated entrances on the street. Rent will be determined after the selection process goes through.
The eleven new vendors in Essex Street Market, meanwhile, will receive 87 to 532 square-feet each. There will also be a “demonstration kitchen” on the second floor, and a dedicated “after hours” zone for late-night shopping.
In June 2018, the Market and its entire family of vendors will shuffle across Delancey Street, more than tripling its footprint in the process. There will be 37,000 square-feet of available retail space, and a 4,700 square-foot mezzanine level dedicated to seating. Check out the proposed floor plan of Essex Market 2.0 below:
The Essex Market is part of the overall Market Line endeavor, the gargantuan marketplace running beneath three of the new Essex Crossing buildings. Connected on the basement level, it’ll include a farmers market, a market-shopping destination, and dining.