It’s been over a year since we got our first look at Market Line, the 150,000-square-foot market that will anchor the Essex Crossing mega-development. It will serve as the new home for the Lower East Side‘s iconic, 76-year-old Essex Street Market and boast two indoor parks, a beer garden, 150 food vendors, and 20 retail spaces–all adding up to the city’s largest food hall. Eater now has spotted a fresh set of renderings of Market Line, as well as the first vendor announcement. Among those who will be hawking their grub are Queens’ famed taco spot Tortilleria Nixtamal, the Upper East Side’s 100-year-old German meat market Schaller & Weber, and the East Village’s Ukrainian institution Veselka.
The market will be a bi-level space that will connect three sites along Broome Street, stretching 700 feet. As 6sqft previously explained, it “will connect to the Broome Street side by a ‘light scoop,’ conceived by SHoP Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle, consisting of a 40-foot-tall glass wall on each building–the walls will look out on a public park that will run along Broome Street–designed to bring light into the underground market spaces and allow for more levels of shops within the bazaar itself.”
Market Line will roll out in three phases, the first of which is set to open this coming fall. At this time, it’ll have more than 40 vendors set up, in addition to the new Essex Street Market outpost, which will include around 30 more, including current tenants such as Shopsins, Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Luis Meat Kitchen. The other Market Line vendors that were announced are ramen shop Kuro-Obi by Ippudo, dim sum favorite Nom Wah, Essex Pearl seafood market, Cafe Grumpy coffee shop, butcher Ends Meat, and Pilot Kombucha. The total completion is anticipated for 2020.
The $1.5 billion Essex Crossing mega-development, when fully completed in 2024, will encompass nine building spread across 1.9 million square feet. It will offer offer a total of 1,079 new homes, 50 percent of which will be set aside as affordable housing, 400,000+ square feet of office space, a public park and connected green spaces, bike path, movie theater, Trader Joe’s, Target, and a new home for the International Center of Photography.
All renderings courtesy of SHoP Architects for Market Line
Neighborhoods : Lower East Side