Though most New Yorkers know the company Urbanspace for its food halls, it actually started out when founder Eldon Scott set up the Grand Central and Union Square holiday markets in 1993. Now, the company has holiday markets in Columbus Circle and Bryant Park, runs seasonal pop-up food markets like those at Madison Square and the Garment District, and has expanded to DC and Chicago. Scott smartly opened his first permanent food market, Urbanspace Vanderbilt, in 2015 adjacent to Grand Central, and in 2017, opened another at Lexington Avenue and 51st Street. Back in January, Urbanspace announced another Midtown location on 52nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, and just yesterday, Commercial Observer reported that they’d open their fourth location just two blocks away on 50th Street.
Urbanspace West 52 will take over the space formerly occupied by Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain at 152 West 52nd Street and open in December. As Eater tells us, some big news is that classic Jewish sandwich shop Eisenberg’s will occupy one of the 14 stalls, also serving up their famous milkshakes and egg creams. Other vendors include Harlem’s Lolo’s Seafood Shack, Go Fish sushi, TabeTomo ramen, and Coney Shack, which adds Southeast Asian influence to tacos and hot dogs. Seamore’s will operate a central bar. Urbanspace West 50 will open next summer at 135 West 50th Street, though there’s no word yet on the specific vendors.
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Neighborhoods : Midtown West