A few weeks ago, Bourdain stood by the 2017 opening date in an interview with Adweek, but noted that the project was “a huge, huge, huge undertaking,” Eater reported.
Many of the more than 100 vendors he hopes to see set up shop at the market will be coming from abroad, which means “a lot of visas,” he told Adweek.
In December, Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved the $350 million project — which will include more than 480,000 square feet of space for tenants including the Bourdain Market and Google.
Bourdain Market did not immediately respond to request for comment about the new opening date.