NYC Indoor Market Is Not Simply A Food Hall — It’s A “Lifestyle Experience”

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When it’s time for lunch, do you often find yourself thinking, “I’m hungry for a lifestyle experience today”? If so, well, New York has something going on you might like.

As pointed out by Gothamist, food halls have been popping up all over the city: there’s one near Grand Central, another near Penn Station, 14th Street, and now, a new indoor market set to open this fall on Canal Street in Chinatown.

But this is not just a place to find sandwiches and wraps on your lunch break: it’s a 12,000 square-foot “lifestyle experience” with 11-plus food, beverage, and retail vendors offering things like ice cream, bubble tea, a common seating area, and indoor garden, and a “curated” hybrid newsstand and coffee shop. What, no “salad experience”?

In addition to all that, the real estate developer behind the project is promising 27 “artist and brand booths.” Sounds like there might be room for one of Pepsi’s artisanal cocktail spaces.

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