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Massive Food Hall Coming to Downtown Brooklyn May Include Katz's Deli

By Janet Upadhye | April 14, 2015 4:06pm | Updated on April 14, 2015 6:19pm
 Fletcher’s, Pain d'Avignon, Steve's Ice Cream and Cuzin’s Duzin are confirmed for the space.
Fletcher’s, Pain d'Avignon, Steve's Ice Cream and Cuzin’s Duzin are confirmed for the space.
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DeKalb Market Hall

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A massive food court featuring Japanese crepes, blueberry pierogis and possibly an outpost of Katz's Deli, is in the works for Downtown Brooklyn.

The DeKalb Market Hall is set to open early next year in the massive City Point development at Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street — featuring 55 vendors including Pierogi Bar, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Pain d'Avignon, Steve's Ice Cream and Cuzin's Duzin, according to the developer.

Katz’s Delicatessen is also negotiating to join the market, the developer said. Other confirmed eateries include Arepa Lady, Eight Turn Crepe, No. 6 Coffee and Focella Pizza. Katz's owners could not immediately be reached for comment.

The 26,000-square-foot hall will be located on the ground floor of the industrial-style space and features at least 55 food stalls and seating areas, according to the developer. 

Local Culture Management, which also operates Foragers Market and Dumbo General Store, will run the food court, the developer said.

"I felt most of the food halls that have recently opened in the city really lacked a sense of identity,” president of Local Culture Management Anna Castellani said in a statement.

“It should be eclectic, reflect the city’s unique culture and have a lot of personality. We are creating that atmosphere here at DeKalb Market Hall."

City Point is a 1.8 million-square-foot residential, retail and office development bounded by Flatbush Avenue and Fulton, Gold and Willoughby streets. 

The project is being constructed in phases. The first phase was completed in 2012 with the opening of Armani Exchange.

The next phase will include a Century 21, a CityTarget and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Residential towers are also expected to rise in upcoming years, according to the developer.